Planning and Preparing a Power Plant for Decommissioning – Lessons Learned
Steven Yazzie, O&M Manager – Engineering, SRP
Michael Hull, Operations and Maintenance Supervisor IV, SRP
The planning and preparing of a three unit supercritical power plant for decommissioning can be daunting task especially with the challenges unique to the Navajo Generating Station located in Page, Az. Plant shutdown, draining and venting of systems, chemical and material handling after shutdown, temporary power configurations, black plant process, investment recovery plans, NERC-CIP, plant maintenance, operations and staffing challenges, safety, employee concerns & morale, etc. are areas that have lessons learned for sharing.