The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has announced the launch of a study aimed at lowering carbon emissions at its all-natural gas plant in Muhlenberg County. As aspect of this initiative, TVA is exploring a possible partnership with TC Power to integrate carbon capture technologies at the Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro. In current years, TVA has retired two coal-fired units at the plant and has set a target to close down all coal units inside its network by 2035. The implementation of carbon capture technologies at the Paradise Fossil Plant will contribute towards TVA’s objective of becoming net-zero by 2050.
The study, which has a spending budget of $1.two million, will assess the linked charges, technical challenges, and operational impacts of incorporating carbon capture technologies across its whole fleet of all-natural gas plants. TVA spokesperson Scott Fielder emphasized the significance of this endeavor as TVA expands its solar power portfolio and the require to lessen carbon emissions from current all-natural gas facilities. He additional emphasized the significance of all-natural gas technologies in sustaining energy grid reliability throughout periods when solar power is not obtainable.
Moreover, the study will also examine the possible for implementing carbon capture technologies at TVA’s all-natural gas facility situated in Ackerman, Mississippi. Carbon capture technologies requires diverting exhaust emissions from all-natural gas plants to a nearby CO2 scrubber, exactly where a chemical reaction absorbs the CO2 just before the exhaust is released into the atmosphere. The captured CO2 is then transported deep underground for storage.