Cordes & Company

Power plant ceases operations

A municipal power plant was built in 1997 to provide electric power to two cities – Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona.  The purpose was to provide these remote cities, home to many polygamist families, with an independent source of electricity and local jobs.  When the plant ceased operation in 2005, due to unsustainable costs, it defaulted on $21.4 million in municipal bonds. The lender foreclosed and retained Cordes & Company as liquidating agent.  We dismantled and sold the plant.  This engagement was particularly complex, since it involved negotiating with city governments and selling a unique assets with a very limited but international market.

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