PLANS FINAL BY TVA TO CLOSE KINGSTON STEAM COAL PLANT

The Tennessee Valley Authority finalized its plans to close the Kingston Steam Coal Fired Plant by 2027. Crews will replace its coal generators with a natural gas plant, some solar panels, and battery storage.

The recommendation came in a final environmental impact statement issued on February 16 after TVA fielded more than 600 comments during a public review process last year.

Officials say it would cost $2.2 million to prepare the aging coal-fired plant for its long-awaited retirement.

TVA is retiring The Bull Run Fossil Plant in Anderson County, scheduled to close next year.

TVA plans to retire its four remaining coal plants — Cumberland, Gallatin, Kingston, and Shawnee — by 2035 and wants to reach net-zero carbon emissions across its system by 2050.