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Gallatin Fossil Plant

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Gallatin Fossil Plant is located in middle Tennessee on the north bank of the Cumberland River.

Balancing efficient power production with environmental protection

Electricity is produced at Gallatin’s four coal-fired units by heating water in a boiler to produce steam. Under extremely high pressure, the steam flows into a turbine that spins a generator to make electricity. In a typical year, Gallatin generates about 7 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough to supply about 480,000 homes.

Low-cost and cleaner energy

Through 2011, TVA has spent about $5.4 billion on emissions controls at its fossil-fuel plants to help TVA produce power as cleanly as possible.

View more information about emissions at Gallatin and the steps TVA is taking to control them.

In support of recent environmental agreements and its vision of being one of the nation’s leading providers of low-cost and cleaner energy by 2020, TVA plans to install selective catalytic reduction systems to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions and scrubbers to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions on all four Gallatin units by Dec. 31, 2017.

Combustion turbines

TVA added four combustion-turbine units at Gallatin in the early 1970s
and another four in 2000. These units are designed to start quickly and typically are operated only during peak demand periods.

Toxics Release Inventory

TVA is required to report annually to the Environmental Protection Agency on the amounts of chemicals released by its fossil-fuel plants. Check here for the latest data on Gallatin.

Emissions Data

TVA monitors other emissions at its fossil plants, including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide and mercury. Check here for the latest data on Gallatin.

 

 

 

 

           
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