The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has announced the launch of a study aimed at decreasing carbon emissions at its organic gas plant in Muhlenberg County. As portion 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 aim 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 price range of $1.two million, will assess the related charges, technical challenges, and operational impacts of incorporating carbon capture technologies across its whole fleet of organic gas plants. TVA spokesperson Scott Fielder emphasized the significance of this endeavor as TVA expands its solar power portfolio and the have to have to cut down carbon emissions from current organic gas facilities. He additional emphasized the significance of organic gas technologies in keeping energy grid reliability throughout periods when solar power is not offered.
In addition, the study will also examine the possible for implementing carbon capture technologies at TVA’s organic gas facility positioned in Ackerman, Mississippi. Carbon capture technologies requires diverting exhaust emissions from organic 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.