Bull Run Fossil Plant Celebrates 50 Years

Bull Run Steam Plant’s single generator whirred to life June 12, 1967, starting a journey that has led to numerous plant awards, innovations and successes.

June 12, 2017—For 50 years, the 950-megawatt coal-fired plant, now known as Bull Run Fossil Plant, has held such distinctions as being among the nation’s top 10 efficient plants every year since 1995 and has been judged the most efficient plant in the United States 13 times. Bull Run also was named the most energy-efficient coal-fired power plant in the nation in 2001 by Electric Light & Power magazine.

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Employees and the plant recently were recognized for their half-century of service to the people of the Valley by David Sorrick, senior vice president, TVA Power Operations.

“Fifty years of commercial operations is a remarkable milestone, and I congratulate everyone, past and present, who contributed to Bull Run achieving this significant event,” said Sorrick. “And more importantly, thank you for serving the people of the Tennessee Valley in providing low-cost, reliable power.”

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