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TVA Exploring Carbon Capture Feasibility for Two Gas-Fired Power Plants

September 21, 2023

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is poised to study the feasibility of retrofitting two gas-fired power plants—a combined capacity of 1.8 GW—in Mississippi and Kentucky with post-combustion carbon capture technology to remove more than 90% of their carbon emissions.

The non-profit U.S. corporate agency and Canadian energy infrastructure firm TC Energy on Sept. 14 said they will jointly invest $1.25 million in a feasibility study “to determine the costs, technical challenges, and operational impacts” of carbon capture at TVA’s 713-MW Ackerman Combined Cycle Plant in Ackerman, Mississippi, and 1.1-GW Paradise Combined Cycle Plant in Drakesboro, Kentucky. “Information from this study will be used to assess future asset decisions for the TVA fleet,” the companies added.

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