Entergy (NYSE:ETR) is finishing its dismantling of the old Robert E. Ritchie power plant near Helena, Ark., and imploded some of the remaining major components on Sept. 17.
Entergy Arkansas posted a Youtube video of the controlled implosion.
There were two components left on the Ritchie power plant after one of the boilers was imploded last fall. The other, larger boiler and a 450-foot emissions stack were demolished Sept. 17, according to news reports. Crews will clear the debris and finish the demolition over the next several months.
According to a release from Entergy Arkansas, the plant was retired in 2013 “as part of a process to modernize the company’s generating portfolio to match ongoing and projected supply needs.”
GenerationHub records indicate that the Ritchie facility, located in Philips County, Ark., included more than 800 MW of 1960s and 1970s vintage natural gas or generating units that were described as either retired or out-of-service.