Friday, August 27, 2010 at 5:30 am (Updated: August 27, 6:18 am)
The Tennessee Valley Authority will idle nine coal-fired electric generating units, totaling about 1,000 megawatts, at three of its power plants beginning in fiscal year 2011.
Those units are: Shawnee Unit 10 near Paducah, Ky.; John Sevier Units 1 and 2 near Rogersville, Tenn., and Widows Creek Units 1-6 near Stevenson, Ala.
TVA President and CEO Tom Kilgore unveiled a strategy to replace some of TVA’s older and less-efficient coal-fired units with other sources of low-carbon and carbon-free power generation at Friday’s meeting of the TVA Board of Directors.
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