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Hayden power plant to get new pollution controls

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Xcel Energy is planning to install $160 million in pollution control upgrades at the coal-fired Hayden Station power plant.

Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/k9s2gpu) the two units at the plant will each get equipment to convert nitrogen oxide into nitrogen and water.

Project manager John Pierce says the new equipment combined with existing nitrogen oxide scrubbers will reduce emissions by about 90 percent.

Pierce says about 50 workers are already on site for the upgrades, and about 150 are expected at the peak.

Hayden's two units have a combined capacity of 446 megawatts.

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Information from: Steamboat Pilot & Today, http://steamboatpilot.com/

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