Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee Valley Authority’

TVA retiring coal-fired power plant; to build gas-burning facility

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors today approved replacing the Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, Tennessee, with a natural gas plant. Following an environmental review that received comments from more than 1,500 people, the board agreed to retire the 55-year-old coal plant and replace it with a 2-on-1, combined-cycle gas plant. […] [...]

TVA cutting 2,000-plus jobs in massive cost-saving effort

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The nation’s largest public utility is eliminating more than 2,000 jobs as part of a $500 million cost-cutting campaign. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the Tennessee Valley Authority is making the cuts this year to pare expenses and make electric rates in the Tennessee Valley more competitive with neighboring utilities. Most […] [...]

Lab ranks TVA in top 10 in green power revenue

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is one of the top 10 utilities for green power sales. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory ranked TVA at number nine nationally for 2013. In addition, the city of Oak Ridge was designated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first Green Power Community in the […] [...]

PSC wants to hear from utilities about proposed EPA regulations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission is seeking input from others, including utilities, in its efforts to fight proposed federal rules that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from Mississippi’s power plants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of a nationwide effort, proposed in June that Mississippi’s carbon dioxide emissions from power plants be […] [...]

TVA launches initiative to study small power-producing sites

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is studying the value of electricity produced from small, dispersed sites, such as solar, wind or small gas turbine installations. According to a news release from the utility, the initiative will develop methods to set the value of distributed generation to the electric grid and the value of […] [...]

EPA wants deep cut in state’s carbon emissions from power plants

WASHINGTON — The federal government is proposing that Mississippi’s carbon dioxide emissions from power plants be 38 percent lower by year 2030 compared to 2005. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced specific targets for all states today as part of the Obama administration’s effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions nationwide. Mississippi’s 2012 carbon emission rate […] [...]

School system gets check from TVA for energy efficiency

OXFORD — Energy-efficiency efforts by the Oxford School District will put $44,439.60 back into school classrooms, where Superintendent Brian Harvey says it belongs. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) recently presented school district officials with a check for energy-efficiency improvements made over the past year, specifically for energy saving costs related to the construction of the […] [...]

Acco Brands investing $1.6M, adding 162 workers

BOONEVILLE — Acco Brands will add a 162-employee call center at its Booneville factory and distribution center. The company announced the $1.6 million investment yesterday. The state of Mississippi will give Acco $150,000 to modify a building, and the Tennessee Valley Authority will also assist. The company, based in Lake Zurich, Ill., makes office supplies […] [...]

Communities vie for TVA sustainability designation

STARKVILLE and TUPELO — Thirteen communities in the Southeast are hoping to be designated as sustainable communities by the Tennessee Valley Authority. TVA designated 13 locations as Valley Sustainable Communities last year and says 13 more are about to begin the review process. TVA executive John Bradley says the idea is to help communities be […] [...]

TVA president/CEO Johnson tours Techumseh, Yokohama plants

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) president and CEO Bill Johnson visited northeast Mississippi yesterday for a series of meetings and industrial tours to support and encourage continuing economic growth in the region. TVA works with local power companies and regional, state and community partners to promote economic development. These efforts have resulted in […] [...]

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