The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said June 27 that construction of the Paradise combined-cycle natural gas project in Kentucky is 75% complete.
TVA noted the milestone in a social media posting. The federal utility also said that 1.7 million worker hours have gone into the project.
TVA is retiring two of three Paradise coal-fired units in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky with a 1,100-MW natural gas facility. Earlier this year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved an application from Texas Gas Transmission LLC for certificate authorization to construct and operate its Western Kentucky Lateral Project, which will provide serve Paradise.
Kiewit was awarded the contract to engineer, procure and construct the project, according to a Kiewit website.