FARMINGTON — With approaching unit closures at San Juan and Four Corners generating stations, and an uncertain economic future casting its shadow over San Juan County, Farmington’s City Council is searching for answers on how to bolster the region’s power generation industry. 

The solution remains distant, but a presentation at Tuesday morning’s work session by energy management consulting firm Pace Global may have provided the path to an answer.

The firm’s recommended plan suggests building a local natural gas fired, combined-cycle plant with an option to develop solar power infrastructure after 2025, when prices for the technology are expected to have dropped significantly. 

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