As part of the retirement process, Luminant filed a notice with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which will trigger a reliability review. If ERCOT determines the units are not needed for reliability following this 60-day review, Luminant expects to stop plant operations on January 4.

The company said it will take the necessary steps to responsibly decommission the facility in accordance with all federal and state regulations. In addition, it will continue the ongoing reclamation work at the plant’s mines, which ceased active operations in spring 2016.