The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directorsapproved the nation’s first-of-its-kind pilot program to find out if closed coal ash storage websites are appropriate for utility-scale photo voltaic tasks. Pending environmental opinions and regulatory approval, the $216 million pilot challenge would discover an modern strategy to repurpose a closed coal ash web site on the Shawnee Fossil Plant to advance TVA’s clear vitality efforts.
“The house between execution and aspiration is the place innovation lives,” stated Jeff Lyash, TVA president and CEO. “Attaining a net-zero clear vitality future is vital to our nation’s vitality safety objectives and requires modern considering and exploring new applied sciences. TVA was created as an innovation firm and is uniquely positioned to reveal these applied sciences for the remainder of the business – each within the U.S. and all over the world.”
TVA’s Shawnee Fossil Plant is positioned on 1,696 acres roughly 10 miles northwest of Paducah, Kentucky. Shawnee has 9 energetic producing items and one retired unit.
“TVA is outcome-focused and there’s no single reply to decreasing carbon emissions,” stated Lyash. “Our path to a clear vitality future might not at all times be linear, however our finish aim is to comply with an outlined technique to accelerate the process throughout the business and broaden carbon-free applied sciences that can energy our nation’s sustainable clear vitality financial system with out impacting reliability, resiliency or affordability.”
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