Posts Tagged ‘TVA’

TVA may replace coal-fired plant with natural gas

by Published: October 29,2010

Tags: coal, natural gas, plant, TVA

MEMPHIS — The Tennessee Valley Authority has received permission in Memphis to do soil testing on a site next to the Allen Fossil Plant as it decides whether to build a plant powered with natural gas. TVA spokeswoman Jessica Stone told The Commercial Appeal that the utility is assessing whether to build a natural gas […] [...]

TVA signs wind project contract

by Published: October 8,2010

Tags: Caney River Wind Project, energy, TVA, wind farm

Source: Tennessee Valley Authority KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is adding more wind energy to its power generation mix with a contract to buy up to 201 megawatts of renewable energy from a Kansas wind farm. The 20-year agreement with Caney River Wind Project LLC will deliver wind power to the TVA […] [...]

Judge swearing in 4 new TVA board members

by Published: October 7,2010

Tags: energy, TVA, utility

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal judge is swearing in four new Tennessee Valley Authority board members nominated by President Barack Obama. U.S. District Judge Sandy Mattice is swearing in the four new appointees to the nine-member board at a Thursday ceremony at the utility’s headquarters in Knoxville. The new members are Georgia Tech professor […] [...]

Debt crisis

If TVA doesn’t get approval from Congress to raise its debt ceiling of $30 billion, ratepayers may be forced to pay the price   The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has a goal to be a national leader in clean energy and increased nuclear production. But to do this, the federal power producer needs money, and its […] [...]

Attorneys want TVA CEO to give deposition

by Published: March 26,2010

Tags: ash spill, energy, lawsuit, TVA, utilities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — Attorneys handling lawsuits that seek damages for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) 2008 coal ash spill have told a federal magistrate the utility’s top executive should give a deposition. TVA attorneys at a hearing yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Bruce Guyton said Tom Kilgore shouldn’t have to give a deposition, since he wasn’t […] [...]

TVA delays decision on nuclear plant

by Published: March 17,2010

Tags: energy, nuclear energy, TVA, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority executives say they are delaying a planned April decision on whether to possibly build a new reactor at the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in northeast Alabama. Utility spokesman Terry Johnson told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the board is delaying a decision that was expected on April 16 for […] [...]

TVA power bills on the rise

by Published: March 17,2010

Tags: energy, TVA, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The electric bill is going up again in April. The Tennessee Valley Authority is increasing its fuel adjustment charge. The utility said the hike will raise residential power bills between $3 and $6.50 per month, depending on how much electricity is used. Higher fuel prices this year are eating into a fuel […] [...]

TVA’s Generation Partners increasing capacity

by Published: March 11,2010

Tags: energy, renewable energy, TVA, utilities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With solar panels and wind turbines popping up across the region, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) renewable energy program, Generation Partners, now has enough power to meet the annual electricity needs of a fairly large subdivision, according to the utility. Fueled by TVA incentives and federal tax credits, participation in Generation Partners […] [...]

TVA lawsuit deadline extended

by Published: March 10,2010

Tags: ash spill, energy, environment, lawsuit, TVA, utilities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A federal magistrate handling dozens of lawsuits that seek damages from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) coal ash spill has extended deadlines for some court filings. The suits seek damages from the huge Dec. 2008 spill of coal ash at TVA’s Kingston plant. With the lawsuits still in the discovery phase, U.S. […] [...]

TVA to hold meeting concerning ash handling

by Published: March 9,2010

Tags: energy, environment, TVA, utilities

KINGSTON, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will hold an informational public meeting March 16 in Kingston, Tenn., to receive comments on changing the handling and storage of wet coal ash to a dry system at the Kingston Fossil Plant. TVA announced in July that it would change all of its wet coal combustion […] [...]

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