The coal-fired power generating industry faces significant challenges over the next decade. Aging infrastructure and increased federal regulations are providing the impetus for electric utilities to, among other things, decommission legacy facilities in an environmentally responsible manner.
American Electric Power (AEP) is a leader in this movement with Stantec playing a key role. At the John E. Amos Power Plant, AEP and Stantec have developed an innovative design to cover and close the existing 170-acre ash pond and restore it to a more natural setting. Our unique approach, utilizing dredging and concave contouring, will reduce closure time and costs to rate payers. Design is complete with construction beginning in the Fall of 2013.
At the completion of the closure, a series of channels will drain the former pond site and connect to an existing stream; returning the site to a more naturalized setting.