Four of the five utilities that own the Navajo Generation Station near Page are pulling out of the plant when the land lease expires with the Navajo Nation in December of 2019. Salt River Project says their decision was because the cost of electricity from the coal-burning plant was more expensive than power generated by burning natural gas. The fifth owner, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Navajo Nation or other utilities, could operate the plant after the four leave. SRP says they still need to work out an arrangement with the Navajo Nation to allow for a two-year decommissioning process that would likely go into 2022. Without the agreement, the plant may need to close this year.