Closure of Supercritical Coal Power Plant
- Closure of supercritical coal plant in PJM
- Workforce transition
- Environmental remediation
- CCR landfill closure
- Repositioned site for repowering
- Interconnection transfer
In 2013, one of DECARB’s subject matter experts permanently closed a three-unit, 1,650 MW supercritical coal power plant in PJM.
Closure activities encompassed plant operations, commercial operations in the PJM market, deactivation planning and execution, shuttered plant O&M and environmental requirements, demolition analysis, and site preparation for a 1,000 MW natural gas-fueled combined cycle development project to be constructed on the existing coal pile.
Plant shut down scope and timing planning
- Pre-and-post staffing plans
- Regulatory and RTO notifications
- End-state of closure: cold and dark, permanent closure, demolition
- Sequencing: shut down of operations, environmental containment, security, power requirements
- Monetization opportunities: inventory, equipment, coal stockpile
- Setting environmental remediation requirements: asbestos, PCBs, soil contamination, coal pile
Closure plan execution
- Competitive procurement of remediation functions for Decontamination and Demolition
- Evacuation of materials from all tanks, silos, mills, etc.
- Removal and disposal of all hazardous wastes – chemicals, solvents, asbestos, mercury, POLs, etc.
- Removal of underground storage tanks
- Ash landfill closure
Site repurposing preparation
- Negotiation of land option/purchase agreement with developer
- Management of interconnection agreement process
- Negotiation of natural gas, water, and EPC contracts
- Obtained all required air and water discharge permits
- Combined cycle plant was developed into a shovel-ready state