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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 for some time. The new ...

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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 Bradley tells the Starkville Daily ...

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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 reactor in December and discovering ...

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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 kilowatt-hour. That represents a 3.5 ...

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PSC OKs utility's decrease in fuel cost recovery

GULFPORT — State regulators have approved Mississippi Power Co.’s proposed decrease in the amount it recovers in its annual fuel filing. Mississippi Power’s fuel costs are recovered from customers on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The company does not earn a profit on the fuel used to generate electricity. Public Service Commission chairman Leonard Bentz says Mississippi Power customers will see an ...

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Justices: Kemper County coal plant case is not about coal

>> KEMPER COUNTY CLEAN COAL PLANT HEARD BEFORE STATE SUPREME COURT JACKSON — Three Mississippi Supreme Court justices say that so far, they can’t find the evidence that state regulators used to justify their decision to allow Mississippi Power Company to build a $2.4 billion clean coal plant under construction in Kemper County. If the high court rules that the ...

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Fuel cost adjustment to lower TVA electric bills

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — A 3.1 percent decrease in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s fuel cost will bring down average residential electric bills in January by between $2 and $4. TVA said in a statement yesterday that the decrease is related to hydroelectric generation in November that was almost 30 percent higher than expected. That meant the utility did not have to ...

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GAO finds problems with TVA's spending plan

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — A U.S. Government Accountability Office report says the Tennessee Valley Authority’s plans for spending on power-generating facilities and its agreement to spend up to $5 billion on pollution controls pose difficult financial decisions. The report also says TVA has been slow to consider the potential of energy efficiency measures but acknowledges the utility is about to finish ...

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TVA reports 270 percent improvement in power savings

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Energy efficiency initiatives by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and local power distributors reduced electric power consumption by 559 gigawatt-hours in fiscal year 2011 — a 270 percent improvement in power savings over last year — according to TVA. TVA’s energy efficiency programs have reduced the region’s electricity use by 765 gigawatt-hours over the last two years, ...

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Rising fuel costs to hike TVA power bills

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — A 2.8 percent increase in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s fuel cost will boost average residential electric bills in December between $1.50 and $3.50. TVA said in a statement that demand for December is projected to be about 16 percent higher than November and TVA expects to use higher cost resources. The December forecast shows purchased power contributing ...

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