TVA prepares to end coal generation in Kingston

Utility will change plant from coal to natural gas

Staff photo / Water vapor streams from the top of a scrubber tower in 2012 in Harriman, Tenn., at the Kingston Fossil Plant. A final environmental impact statement released Friday recommends the nine coal units at Kingston be shut down by 2027 and replaced with natural gas, solar and battery storage.
Staff photo / Water vapor streams from the top of a scrubber tower in 2012 in Harriman, Tenn., at the Kingston Fossil Plant. A final environmental impact statement released Friday recommends the nine coal units at Kingston be shut down by 2027 and replaced with natural gas, solar and battery storage.


When it began power generation in 1955, the Kingston Fossil Plant on the Clinch River in Roane County, Tennessee, was the largest coal-fired power plant in the world.

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