Shawnee Fossil Plant
What TVA is doing about emissions at Shawnee
TVA has taken a number of steps to make the efficient generation of power at Shawnee as clean as possible:
- Units 1 through 9 burn a blend of low-sulfur coal to limit sulfur dioxide emissions and use low-NOx burners to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides.
- Unit 10 — formerly used as a fluidized bed combustion boiler project — was idled in October 2010 and will be evaluated for possible conversion to generating power from biomass, such as wood waste.
- As part of TVA's vision of being one of the nation’s leading providers of low-cost and cleaner energy by 2020, Shawnee units 1 and 4 will be converted to renewable biomass, controlled with scrubbers and selective catalytic reduction systems, or retired by Dec. 31, 2017.
Toxics Release Inventory
All amounts are in pounds
|Hydrochloric Acid (aerosol)||390,000||0||0||0||390,000|
|Sulfuric Acid (aerosol)||7,400||0||0||0||7,400|
|Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds||27||0||12||0||38|
|Gross MWh Generated:||8,548,790|
|Pounds Released per MWh:||0.389|