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Austin Energy Holly St. Decommissioning RE POWER® Project

Project Challenges
Austin Energy ceased operation of their 570 MW Holly Street Power Plant for economic, environmental and community reasons.

Decommissioning the plant required infrastructure improvements, abatement of asbestos and hazardous materials, structural demolition and restoration of the site, which is located in a densely populated area. The community was particularly concerned about safety issues, including trucking of impacted martials through residential area. Austin energy was also concerned about unplanned electrical outage because of demolition activities.

TRC Solutions

TRC served as the Prime contractor and provided project and construction management services, and healthy, safety and environmental. TRC subcontracted abatement, decommissioning, demolition, asset recovery and infrastructure improvements. TRC assembled a project team of local subcontractors. Over 33% of the TRC team is a local Minority or Woman Based Enterprise. We are proud to work with these local project team members in the Austin Community.

Client Benefits

  • TRC coordinated health, safety and environmental controls. There were zero safety or environmental incidents in the local community.
  • By decommissioning the Holly Street Power Plant and its petroleum tank farm, Austin Energy removed power generation from this residential area. Local air quality was improved and noise was eliminated. Austin Energy will create new uses for this valuable land, including space for transmission upgrades and waterfront parks along Lady Bird Lake.
  • TRC implemented a limited hours of operations plan for trucking to accommodate the residential neighborhood requirements. The demolition was completed without impact to the adjoining active switchyard that served the City of Austin.

Project Location Austin Texas
Contact Award $11,500,000 plus salvage
Completion Date December 2013

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