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Homer utility eyes Healy coal plant


Last updated 10/30/2005 at Noon

A Homer electric cooperative is eyeing the closed Healy Clean Coal Plant as a future source of power.

The $300 million state-owned plant, located 78 miles southwest of Fairbanks, was built in the mid 1990s to tap the Usibelli Coal Mine and demonstrate environmentally conscious coal-burning technology.

The state shut down the plant after the Golden Valley Electric Association, which tested the...

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