New Johnsonville Fossil Plant

Johnsonville Fossil Plant


TVA’s Johnsonville Fossil Plant was located on 720 acres of land near Waverly, Tenn. It was 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.

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.

Units 1 through 4 ceased generation 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,

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.