SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Supreme Court delay of Clean Power Plan won’t affect TVA


“TVA President Bill Johnson said the court order Tuesday halting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan isn’t changing plans to close more TVA coal plants. The federal utility plans to replace its coal-fired generation with lower carbon-emitting sources of power, including nuclear, natural gas, solar, hydro and wind. ‘The stay of the Clean Power Plan will not affect our actions in any way,’ Johnson said after a TVA board meeting in Chattanooga. ‘For us, we’re probably as well positioned as anyone in the country to comply (with the EPA regulations) so I don’t think this will change any of our actions or decision making. It really wasn’t driving our decisions in the first place.'”

Originally published on February 13, 2016.