Concentric was retained to manage the auction of Bellefonte after the TVA Board declared the plant to be surplus property and authorized its sale on May 5, 2016, after receiving input from public officials, customers and local residents about selling the site.
The initial indicative bidding process will take place on or before September 9, 2016. Following a detailed due diligence period, a second and final round of bidding will take place and close with a public auction in October, 2016. Concentric will issue marketing materials describing the site and auction process in the coming weeks.
The sale includes a site of approximately 1,600 acres on Guntersville Reservoir, and two partially constructed Babcock & Wilcox Pressurized Water Reactors. TVA holds licenses from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to construct the two units. Additional facilities that will be conveyed in the sale include transmission infrastructure on the site, two cooling towers, water intake systems and office and warehouse buildings. The Bellefonte property also has the advantage of barge access for the delivery of heavy industrial equipment, railroad spurs and a helicopter landing pad.
TVA's primary goal for this sale is to enhance economic development opportunities for the surrounding area and communities.