Latest Cumberland Power Plant Stories

2011-04-14 11:42:00

Utility advances clean air strategy by retiring coal-fired generating units CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority announced plans Thursday to retire 18 older coal-fired generation units at three power plants as part of the federal utility's vision of being one of the nation's leading providers of low-cost and cleaner energy by 2020. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The retirements will help TVA reduce...

2011-01-18 15:37:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will conduct a public meeting to receive comments on the potential environmental effects of a proposed power supply improvement project in Putnam, Cumberland and neighboring counties in central East Tennessee. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Either a new 500-kilovolt substation or extensive 161-kV transmission upgrades will be required in Putnam and Cumberland counties...

2011-01-11 14:17:00

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A draft Environmental Impact Statement on the possible sale and redevelopment of about 1,400 acres on the Tennessee Valley Authority's Muscle Shoals Reservation in Colbert County, Ala., is available for public review and comment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The draft statement, prepared in two volumes totaling more than 400 pages, is available at www.tva.com/environment/reports/. The document...

2011-01-06 09:23:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal study shows Tennessee Valley Authority power plants have reduced emissions of two key acid rain components to a fraction of what was being released 30 years ago, and at a rate faster than the national average for the industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The study released Dec. 20 by the Environmental Protection Agency touted the success of the Acid Rain Program, designed to reduce...

2010-08-24 15:43:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority, with a vision to be one of the nation's leading providers of low-cost and cleaner energy by 2020, announced Tuesday that it will idle nine coal-fired electric generating units, totaling about 1,000 megawatts, at three of its power plants beginning in fiscal year 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Those units are: Shawnee Unit 10 near Paducah, Ky.; John Sevier Units 1 and 2...

2010-06-11 14:53:00

HARRIMAN, Tenn., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will begin operating two recently completed scrubbers next week at its Kingston Fossil Plant, reducing sulfur dioxide emissions up to 95 percent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) This gives TVA a total of 10 scrubbers installed at five of its 11 coal-fired power plants. A scrubber removes sulfur dioxide emissions by routing flue gases produced from burning coal through a...

2010-03-08 13:57:00

KINGSTON, Tenn., March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will hold an informational public meeting on Tuesday, March 16, in Kingston to receive comments on changing the handling and storage of wet coal ash to a dry system at the Kingston Fossil Plant. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) TVA announced in July that it would change all of its wet coal combustion byproduct impoundments to dry, and Kingston is the first plant changing its...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'