Retiring the James River Power Station
After over 60 years of service, the James River Power Station (JRPS) is officially being retired. The decision to retire JRPS was based on escalating costs for compliance upgrades, aging infrastructure, and the availability of reliable renewable resources.
To decommission the power station, steps will be taken to dismantle or demolish parts of the plant. This work will include some exterior components, the lakeside water intake structure, and removal of the four stacks.
About the Demolition
The demolition process will be handled under strict safety and environmental compliance rules. The process will begin mid-September and is expected to conclude in early 2022. Usable areas of the facility, such as the building office space, electrical substation equipment, and two natural gas combustion turbines will remain.
Note: The demolition timeline is subject to change and any target dates are approximate.