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TVA top managers make more than members of Congress

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Top managers at the Tennessee Valley Authority now make more than members of Congress, who are paid $174,000 annually. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports TVA is paying out nearly $30 million a year more for 155 of its top leaders since Congress removed salary limits at the federal utility in 2004. […] [...]

SmartSynch assembles team to bring smart meters to Michigan utility

JACKSON — SmartSynch has unveiled the team that will help provide the advanced metering system that will form the foundation of a grid and meter modernization program for Consumers Energy’s 1.8 million electric customers in Michigan. Members of the team include GE Energy, who will provide the meter hardware, and Grid Net, who will provide […] [...]

Entergy Mississippi indefinitely postpones transmission line project

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi has requested to postpone the installation of the new Northpark 115-kilovolt transmission line in the vicinity of the I-55/I-220 interchange in Ridgeland indefinitely. The work was scheduled for March 4 on I-220 between Hanging Moss Road and I-55. Entergy cited a permitting problem as the reason for the delay, and is […] [...]

TVA to introduce new fees for shoreline marinas; operators opposed

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing to roll out new fees for shoreline marinas across the seven-state region. Some smaller operators say it could be the death knell of their businesses. But TVA says these are private operators making money from public land and a restructuring of fees has been in order […] [...]

State to get more fees in lieu of taxes from TVA

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority expects to pay about $7 million more in fees in lieu of taxes to the state of Mississippi in fiscal year 2012 versus the past fiscal year. Federal government-owned corporations like TVA pay fees to states where they operate in lieu of state property taxes. TVA spokesman Mike […] [...]

Construction mistakes halt TVA’s nuclear reactor project

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Mistakes by construction workers at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar reactor project have idled about 1,000 workers temporarily for a safety talk. TVA ordered the unpaid safety work stoppage at the reactor project between Chattanooga and Knoxville in response to finding cables being erroneously removed from the plant’s operating Unit 1 […] [...]

TVA’s monthly fuel cost will drop in February

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority’s monthly fuel cost will drop between $2 and $4.50 in February billings for average residential customers due to mild weather. The Knoxville-based utility said for billing periods beginning Feb. 1, the total monthly fuel cost would decrease from the current 2.251 cents per kilowatt-hour to 1.996 cents per […] [...]

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