Navigant Names Recipients Of 2017 GKS Plant Operational Excellence Awards

PacifiCorp and Ameren power stations recognized as top performers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 10, 2017 – Today, Navigant announces the recipients of the Generation Knowledge Service (GKS) Plant Operational Excellence Awards. The awards recognize coal-fired and combined cycle power plants that have demonstrated excellence in cost and operational management, as well as improved performance and reliability. 

Eligible coal plants were separated into three classes based on average unit sizes. The top and runner-up plants for each category are:

Small Coal – ≤ 500 MW Average Unit Size Range

Large Coal – > 500 MW Average Unit Size Range

Combined Cycle 

“In this time of continual operational and cost pressures in the generation industry, I am amazed at the resourcefulness and ingenuity of the dedicated people operating these plants,” said Dale Probasco, managing director of global generation services at Navigant. “They continue to make them a viable and vital part of providing energy across the United States, and they truly represent the best in our industry.”

The GKS Plant Operational Excellence Awards are based on a review of cost and performance data over the most recent five-year period for coal fired plants (2012-2016) and the last four-year period for combined cycle plants (2013-2016). This detailed data comes from Navigant’s industry leading GKS database, which contains more than 220,000 MW of coal-fired generation and nearly 79,000 MW of combined cycle generation. The analysis of cost and performance includes a weighted comparison of non-fuel operation and maintenance costs during the evaluation period, as well as availability and reliability measures.

Winners were initially announced at Navigant’s annual GKS User’s Meeting held in Atlanta, June 6-8. 

For more information about the GKS Plant Operational Excellence Awards, or to learn more about Navigant GKS, click here or contact Dale Probasco at +1.612.868.5955

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at

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