TVA: Gallatin coal emissions project about 32% complete

The Tennessee Valley Authority said July 16 that it has posted new video of the Gallatin emission controls construction project to its social media platforms.

TVA is investing $1.1bn to add the clean-air controls to the coal-fired Gallatin Fossil Plant near Nashville, Tenn. The project is now about 32% complete and is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2017. The new equipment is expected to reduce sulfur emissions by 95% and nitrogen emissions by 85%-93%.

Gallatin has four coal-fired units with a total summer net capability of 976 MW. The plant consumes about 12,350 tons of coal a day. TVA is installing selective catalytic reduction systems to reduce NOx emissions and scrubbers to reduce SO2 emissions on all four Gallatin coal units.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.