The fossil center of today is not the same coal-fired plant of decades past. For many years, we’ve taken tips at our plants to guard our normal resources and significantly decrease emissions.
Coal-fired flowers have created the anchor of our energy system since TVA began with them in the 1950s. But in keeping with our commitment to generate less dangerous, cleaner energy, we’re starting to retire older, less efficient coal-fired flowers and replacing all of them with reasonable- or zero-emission electricity resources including:
Our Coal-Fired Plants
TVA’s eight energetic coal-fired fossil plants have a complete of 35 producing units. Each device produces electricity by burning up coal in a boiler to heat up liquid to create steam. The vapor, under tremendous pressure, moves into a turbine, which spins a generator to produce electricity. The steam is cooled, condensed back into water, and returned to the boiler to start the process over.