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Purchase of Additional Combustion Turbine Capacity

The Tennessee Valley Authority proposes to purchase and operate existing combustion turbine or combined-cycle combustion turbine plants located in or near the Tennessee Valley. These plants would help TVA address the increasing demand for peak and intermediate load electrical power in its service area. They would also assist TVA in meeting the new Disturbance Control Standard of the North American Electric Reliability Council.

TVA has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed purchase and issued a finding of no significant impact.  In the past TVA completed several detailed assessments of the impacts of the construction and operation of individual plants of the type being considered for purchase, and it used that experience in preparing this generic EA.

The EA establishes classes of plants based on their completion and operational status and describes subsequent environmental review requirements for individual plant purchases based on their classification.


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Environmental Assessment (PDF, 154 kb)

Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 2 mb)


Dave Robinson
Tennessee Valley Authority
1101 Market St. MR 2T
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: 423-751-2502
Fax: 423-751-3230



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