Widow's Creek plant http://apr.org en TVA To Close 8 Coal-Powered Units In Ala. And Ky. http://apr.org/post/tva-close-8-coal-powered-units-ala-and-ky <p>The nation's largest public utility has voted to close six coal-powered units in Alabama and replace two more in Kentucky with a new natural gas plant.</p><p>At a Thursday meeting, Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson said increasingly stringent environmental regulations and flat power demand have made it necessary to rethink how the utility generates power.</p><p>Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met with Johnson last month to seek continued operation of the coal-burning Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro, Ky. One coal-fired unit will remain there.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:51:09 +0000 The Associated Press 41576 at http://apr.org TVA To Close 8 Coal-Powered Units In Ala. And Ky.