Sunflower, thankfully, scraps expansion of Holcomb energy plant

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January 20, 2020 - 10:16 AM

After 15 years of pushing for the expansion of a coal-fired electric plant in Holcomb, Sunflower Electric pulled the plug last week.

Wind and solar energy have come into their own, industry leaders admitted, plus prices for natural gas have remained low, edging out the always-affordable coal.

The Hays-based Sunflower Electric and its development partner, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association of Denver, had plans to build an additional 895-megawatt coal-fired generating unit next to the Holcomb plant.

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