Potential Retirement of Bull Run Fossil Plant

Anderson County, Tennessee

Given the energy environment projected over the next several years, where zero to declining demand combines with higher load swings and calls for more renewable energy resources, TVA must continuously evaluate all generating assets to ensure portfolio flexibility and fiscal responsibility to the people of the Valley. Assets that have relatively high projected future maintenance cost and environmental compliance expenditures, coupled with high forced outage rates, are now the focus of more detailed study for potential retirement. The Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Bull Run Fossil Plant (BRF) falls into this category of assets.

BRF is located in Anderson County, Tennessee. It is the only single-generator coal-fired power plant in the TVA system.

Due to the reasons listed above, TVA has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to assess the site-specific impacts of the potential retirement of BRF. Comprehensive analysis, including the NEPA evaluation for the retirement of BRF, will inform the TVA Board as TVA plans its future power supply. The Draft EA is available for review through December 19, 2018. You may submit your comments here or at the addresses listed below.

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For more information about the environmental review contact:

Ashley Pilakowski

(865) 632-2256
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B
Knoxville, TN 37902