Civil Engineering Features of TVA Steam Electric Stations

by George P. Palo,
Walter F. Emmons,
Nathan E. Way,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 6, Pg. 1-17

Document Type: Journal Paper


Since 1949 the Tennessee Valley Authority has built seven large steam electric stations. Forty-one units are operating in these plants and seven more are under construction. Most of the stations have space for further expansion. The units range in capability from 125 mw to 500 mw. The station capacities for the units operating and under construction range from 800 mw to 1,600 mw, and ultimate capacity in at least one of the plants is about 2,500 mw. It is the intent of this paper to discuss certain features of civil engineering design, some encountered at several stations and some peculiar to a single station, which may be of general interest in the design of steam plants.

Subject Headings: Federal government | Steam power | Construction management | Space stations | Tennessee | United States

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