Navajo Generating Station

Find news, information and re-employment resources related to the NGS decommissioning project.

Find news, information and re-employment resources related to the NGS decommissioning project.

Project information

SRP continues to fulfill its commitments to the Navajo Nation and NGS employees as we begin the decommissioning project. The plant ceased operation on Nov. 18, 2019.

The NGS closure is the largest and most complex power plant decommissioning ever undertaken by SRP. A team of SRP employees and representatives of the Navajo Nation have formed a Joint Consultation Group to ensure a successful plant decommissioning.

SRP is working with several prime contractors to plan and execute the project. Under SRP supervision, contractors will be responsible for the demolition of the generating units ("power block"), removal of the catenary electrical system that powered coal-carrying rail cars, and addressing site cleanup and restoration. Though SRP has five years to decommission NGS, it is expected to take three years to complete all major activities.

Latest news

NGS Precipitators Demolished

Under Tuesday’s dark, wintry dawn sky, the massive NGS Units 1 and 2 electrostatic precipitators rolled to the ground in another flawless blast.

SRP Contractors Demolish NGS' Three Iconic Stacks

Navajo Generating Station’s (NGS) three iconic 775-foot smokestacks – a Page, AZ landmark for 45 years – were demolished in a single explosive blast on Friday, falling northward like trees being felled.

Former Navajo Generating Station Employees Graduate from SRP Apprenti Program; Successfully Transition to Technology Careers

It hasn’t been an easy path, but in 15 months, 37-year old Brian Kerr went from being a heavy-equipment operator at a coal-fired power plant to an informational technology (IT) associate business analyst as part of Salt River Project’s Apprenti program, which sought to redeploy and retain employees from the now defunct Navajo Generating Station located in Page, Ariz.


Safety is a top priority for the NGS decommissioning work. All SRP-selected contract companies have excellent safety records and have submitted safety plans to SRP for their specific decommissioning work. Each contract company will have an on-site administrator who will oversee contractor and subcontractor safety and ensure that SRP safety requirements are being met.


SRP is committed to partnering with NGS employees and the northern Arizona community to ensure a successful decommissioning. In addition to our extensive employee re-deployment efforts, SRP has invited Navajo-owned firms to bid on the decommissioning contract work.


Sustainability is at the heart of SRP. Based on initial study, SRP estimates that more than 90% of the decommissioned plant will be recycled, down to the cement. Assets to be responsibly salvaged or sold include 141 transformers, 1,900 tons of copper, 105,000 tons of steel, more than 650,000 gallons of diesel fuel and more.

In compliance with the 2014 Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) ruling, the NGS Annual Emission Report Document is a PDF is available.