Colbert Fossil Plant

Colbert Fossil Plant

Colbert Fossil Plant is located on 1,354 acres on the south shore of Pickwick Landing Lake in Colbert County, Ala. The plant is named in honor of George Colbert, former chief of the Chickasaw Nation.

Colbert Fossil Plant had five generators, with a combined net generating capacity of 1,204 megawatts. Construction on the plant began in October 1951. Commercial operation began on Jan. 18, 1955.

Unit 5 was idled in 2013. Colbert units 1 through 4 were retired in March of 2016, effectively closing the plant.

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 Colbert.

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 Colbert.


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 Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).