Johnsonville Fossil Plant

TVA’s Johnsonville Fossil Plant is located on 720 acres of land near Waverly, Tenn. It is named for the town of Johnsonville, which was flooded during the formation of the adjacent Kentucky Lake. The town was relocated several miles south and named New Johnsonville.

Johnsonville is the oldest fossil plant in the TVA fleet. Plant construction began May 12, 1949 with the first of the plant’s 10 operating units going into service Oct. 27, 1951. The final unit began generating electricity on Aug. 20, 1959.

Johnsonville's current net summer capability is 428 megawatts. Units 1 through 4 also provide steam to a nearby DuPont plant in a co-generation configuration. Johnsonville is the only TVA coal-fired co-generation facility.

Nevertheless, units 1 through 4 will cease generation by December 2017, as part of a consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Units 5 through 10 were idled in 2012.

Toxics Release Inventory

TVA is required to report annually to the Environmental Protection Agency on the amounts of chemicals released by its fossil-fuel plants. Check here for the latest data on Johnsonville.

Emissions Data

TVA monitors other emissions at its fossil plants, including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide and mercury. Check here for the latest data on Johnsonville.

Environmental Activities

Fieldwork Schedule & Updates

Environmental investigations are being conducted at this site. View the schedule.

Groundwater Monitoring Documents

CCR Rule Plant-Specific Data

The EPA regulates the disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs). View CCR fact sheets and information for this site.

CCR Regulatory Oversight

CCR storage and monitoring is regulated at the national and state level. Learn more about the EPA CCR Rule and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Order on CCR.