KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on a draft Environmental Assessment that proposes the construction of combustion turbine units in Tuscumbia, Alabama, and Drakesboro, Kentucky.
In total, TVA proposes to build 1,500 megawatts of generating capacity to replace capacity lost from the proposed retirement of CT units at Allen and Johnsonville. Details of the proposal are available in a draft Environmental Assessment at https://www.tva.com/nepa.
TVA’s proposed action would result in upgrades to the existing natural gas supply and various transmission system upgrades. TVA’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan analyzed the impacts associated with the retirement and decommissioning of Allen and Johnsonville CTs, and those are incorporated in this EA by reference.
The public is invited to submit comments by March 3, 2021, to [email protected] or by mail to Tennessee Valley Authority, ATTN: Ashley Pilakowski, NEPA Specialist, TVA 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B, Knoxville, TN 37902.
Please note that all comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and available for public inspection.
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Photo Cutline: Rendering of TVA's proposed combustion turbines.