TVA Asks for Public Input on Allen Combustion Turbine Plant Environmental Review
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is inviting the public to comment on the notice of intent to prepare an environmental review for the proposed addition of six natural gas-fired aeroderivative combustion turbines to the existing Allen Combustion Turbine site near Memphis, Tennessee. These units would generate approximately 200 megawatts – enough to power up to 117,000 homes.
This proposal would increase the flexibility and reliability of TVA’s power system by improving transmission stability in the western Tennessee region and by providing new, dispatchable generation to support the continued system load growth experienced over the past few years. TVA will not make a decision without public input and the completion of the environmental review process, which is planned to be complete in 2025.
TVA will be hosting an in-person public open house as well as a virtual public webinar to discuss this project and provide an opportunity to submit comments.
To attend in person:
TIME: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023.
LOCATION: Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 620 Parkrose Road in Memphis
To join the public webinar
TIME: 6 p.m. CT on Thursday, Nov. 2
WEBSITE: www.tva.com/nepa to learn more
TVA will accept written comments received by Nov. 13, 2023. Comments may be submitted online at www.tva.com/nepa, or by email to [email protected]. Comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.
TVA is committed to supplying reliable, low-cost, clean energy for the region. We continually review and assess our operating plants to ensure we have the right energy mix. While no decisions have been made, the long-term evaluation of our assets takes several variables into account, including the costs of operating and maintaining generating plants, current and future environmental regulations, and changing power demands.
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