Posts Tagged ‘hydroelectric’

TVA to discuss long-range energy resources plan

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is set to discuss progress in updating the utilities long-range energy resources plan along with more than 1,100 comments from the public. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT at TVA’s Missionary Ridge office building in Chattanooga, Tenn., and through a simultaneous online webinar link. […] [...]

TVA saw record year for hydroelectric power generation

by Associated Press Published: October 4,2013

Tags: Chip Pardee, electricity, energy, hydroelectric, power, power generation, rain, Tennessee Valley Authority, utility, Weather

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority says fiscal 2013 was a record year for hydroelectric power generation. During the year ended Monday, TVA’s 29 hydroelectric dams provided 18.5 million megawatt-hours of energy. That’s enough electricity to serve more than 1.2 million homes in TVA’s seven-state region. TVA attributes the record to above-average precipitation. Rainfall […] [...]

Company files with FERC to study river turbines

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — A company continues to study the feasibility of putting power-generating turbines in the Mississippi River. Free Flow Power, a Boston-based company, has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of a hydropower project near Concordia Parish, La. Daniel Lissner with Free Flow […] [...]

TVA: Lack of rainfall negatively imacting hydroelectric generation

by MBJ Staff Published: May 17,2012

Tags: drought, electricity, energy, generation, hydroelectric, reservoirs, utilities, Weather

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority says a lack of rainfall has hydroelectric generation running 12 percent below normal. Hydro is TVA’s cheapest source of electricity, but accounts for only about 8 percent of the power the federal utility produces. The lower water level in the reservoirs might have more effect on recreation, including […] [...]

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