Ray D. Nixon Power Plant

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{{#Badges: CoalSwarm}} Ray D. Nixon Power Plant was a proposed power plant to be built in Colorado.

Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) received a grant from the DOE to work with Foster Wheeler Power to build a new 150 MW circulating fluidized bed coal plant in 2007. Subsequently, Foster Wheeler’s weak financial standing resulted in its removal from the NYSE, raising questions about the feasibility of the project. The coal plant project has been on hold since 2003, when CSU informed the DOE that an Electric Integrated Resource plan did not support the need for 150 MW of additional power by 2008.[1]

In 2007 the Sierra Club reported that the project had been abandoned.[2]

Project Details

Sponsor: DOE/Colorado Springs Utilities/Foster Wheeler
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Size: 150 MW
Type: Circulating fluidized bed
Status: Project abandoned



  1. DOE project fact sheet, National Energy Tech Lab, undated, accessed January 2008. (Pdf)
  2. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed January 2008. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)

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