One of the three units at the facility will continue burning coal
WASHINGTON (Nov. 14, 2013) – The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) board of directors has decided to keep the Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro, Ky., open, according to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
McConnell was told that one of the three units at the facility will continue burning coal, while the other units will be converted to natural gas. McConnell first raised the issue with TVA President Bill Johnson during an October 23, 2013, meeting in his office.
During the meeting, McConnell urged Johnson to maintain its current operations at Paradise Fossil and expressed concerns that a potential closure would negatively impact the Muhlenberg County community. Johnson said many factors have contributed to the TVA’s decision to review the future of the Paradise Fossil facility, citing one reason as the current regulatory environment.