Gallatin Fossil Plant Emissions

What TVA is doing about emissions at Gallatin

TVA has taken a number of steps to make the efficient generation of power at Gallatin as clean as possible:

  • The plant is equipped with electrostatic precipitators that capture ash from the burning coal.
  • The use of low-sulfur blend coal limits emissions of sulfur dioxide.
  • Low-NOx burners limit the production of nitrogen oxides.
  • In support of environmental agreements, TVA is adding scrubbers and SCRs on all four units at Gallatin by Dec. 31, 2017. The unit 4 scrubber has begun operation and the scrubbers on the remaining three units will be completed by April 2016.
  • Gallatin combustion turbines burn low-emitting natural gas or ultra-low sulfur fuel oil.
  • Four combustion turbines are also equipped with dry low-NOx burners to reduce NOx emissions.

Sulfur dioxide

 
YearCoalCombustion Turbines
1974187506 
1975119873 
1976114199 
1977169727 
1978140602 
1979125585 
1980137550 
1981123538 
1982125687 
1983130054 
1984137092 
1985126956 
1986117709 
1987141000 
1988143721 
1989120862 
1990141052 
1991136616 
1992108501 
1993144068 
1994116134 
199598365 
1996116666 
1997117103 
199886215 
199984841 
2000783009
20015617111
2002341572
2003306287
2004267981
2005258973
2006234581
2007231111
2008234241
20091965914
20102058926
2011232396
2012217321
2013207144
2014194372
2015123153
201614004
201711112
2018182713
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Nitrogen oxides

 
YearCoalCombustion Turbines
197416566 
197511200 
197614182 
197719296 
197817335 
197917364 
198017733 
198116159 
198216175 
198317052 
198417946 
198516880 
198615771 
198718422 
198817966 
198915771 
199018788 
199118420 
199215599 
199321234 
199417683 
199512040 
199612689 
199712314 
199811289 
199912983 
20001058341
20011098749
20021178330
20031185752
2004980520
2005844857
2006693358
20076073134
2008609546
2009481424
20105139131
2011593098
2012531521
2013551030
2014503175
20155517110
20166861221
20175132120
20181198106

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Carbon dioxide

 
YearCoalCombustion Turbines
19956329766 
19966651293 
19976490742 
19986417473 
19997908462 
2000676858664180
2001710902881493
2002757772596661
2003784130041276
2004706871415788
2005750139943337
2006768558950261
2007794889958717
2008830978829667
200967252508257
2010713350459740
2011788194146637
2012722735150012
201373668416771
2014651143534157
2015467294080361
20166263040179707
20176037029139340
2018601553848218

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Toxics Release Inventory

2015 data

All amounts are in pounds

ChemicalAirWaterLandOff-Site DisposalTotal
Hydrochloric Acid (aerosol)160,000000160,000
Hydrogen Fluoride26,00000026,000
Sulfuric Acid (aerosol)42,00000042,000
Ammonia     
Antimony Compounds     
Arsenic Compounds     
Barium Compounds40401,200,000331,200,437
Beryllium Compounds     
Cadmium Compounds     
Chromium Compounds     
Cobalt Compounds     
Copper Compounds812,90037,001039,982
Lead Compounds379312,033212,164
Manganese Compounds14062048,000048,760
Mercury Compounds1101950206
Nickel Compounds     
Selenium Compounds     
Silver Compounds     
Thallium Compounds     
Vanadium Compounds622,10043,000045,162
Zinc Compounds6222,10027,000029,722
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene00000
Naphthalene1500015
Nitrate Compounds     
Dioxin (grams)10001
Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds2.804.507.3
Hydrazine     
Total229,4747,8141,367,134351,604,456
Gross MWh Generated:4,353,050    
Pounds Released per MWh:0.369