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BACKGROUND: Southern California Edison (SCE) today imploded a landmark Nevada structure, the 500-foot exhaust stack of the Mohave Generating Station. The stack demolition came midway through the former power plant decommissioning that began in 2009, and will restore most of the plant property to its natural state by mid-2012. Southern California Edison (SCE) offered the following statement about the plant’s shutdown.

ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 11, 2011 – Safety and environmental care are Southern California Edison’s (SCE) highest priorities during the decommissioning of the Mohave Generating Station, including the dismantling of the plant’s exhaust stack. SCE will monitor wind and other factors leading up to the implosion of the stack. If conditions require, this step will be rescheduled. Dust abatement measures will include water trucks soaking the landing area before and after the implosion.

For 35 years, the Mohave Generating Station provided utility customers with reliable, low-cost power, while contributing millions of dollars annually to the Laughlin area economy. The plant’s co-owners are considering several options for the property’s future use.

Plant Owners

  • Southern California Edison, 56 percent (885 MW)
  • Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, 20 percent (316 MW)
  • Nevada Power Co., 14 percent (221 MW)
  • The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, 10 percent (158 MW)

About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the largest U.S. 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.


Southern California Edison Dismantles the Exhaust Stack of the Mohave Generating Station