TVA may build another pumped storage facility in Alabama

Staff photo / Generators are seen on the powerhouse floor inside TVA's Raccoon Mountain pumped storage facility on Aug. 10, 2018. TVA is considering expanding the hydroelectric facility or building similar pumped storage facilities along the Tennessee River in Jackson County, Alabama.

Nearly a decade after TVA shut down its  Widow's Creek Fossil Plant near Bridgeport and abandoned construction of the unfinished Bellefonte nuclear plant in Hollywood, the federal utility is looking at building a different type of power plant in Jackson County, Alabama.