June 10, 2009
Media Contact: Gil Alexander, (626) 302-2255
ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 10, 2009 – The owners of the Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin, Nev., including Southern California Edison, today announced the decision to decommission the station and remove the generating facility from the site. During the coming months, non-generating equipment and facilities will be dismantled. Then, in 2010, the plant’s generating equipment will be removed and its operating permits terminated. The site’s transmission switchyard and some related facilities will remain in place.
No decision has been made about the final disposition of the plant property. Among the options being considered by Mohave’s owners are the sale of the site and construction of a renewable energy project.
Mohave Background Facts
- Owners – Southern California Edison Company (56 percent), Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (20 percent), NV Energy (14 percent) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (10 percent).
- Generating capacity when the plant was in operation – 1,580 megawatts or enough power to serve more than one million average homes.
- Service history – The first of two operating units at Mohave went into commercial operation in April 1971, followed by the second unit in October 1971. Mohave ceased power generation in December 2005 due to the lack of new water and coal agreements needed to proceed with emissions control upgrades required for operation after 2005.
About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.