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Judge dismisses suit over Paradise plant's switch to gas

DRAKESBORO, Ky. — A federal judge says the Tennessee Valley Authority conducted a proper environmental impact study when it decided to install natural gas burning units at a western Kentucky coal-fired power plant. The Kentucky Coal Association and a group of landowners near the Paradise Fossil Plant sued TVA in July. They argued that TVA did not follow proper procedures ...

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TVA honors Higgins

The Tennessee Valley Authority has honored Joe Max Higgins Jr., CEO of the Golden Triangle Development LINK with the inaugural Mega Developer Award. Higgins’ leadership has resulted in completion of 140 major community and economic development projects, the creation of 16,000 manufacturing jobs and more than $5.5 billion in industrial investments. He was instrumental in helping attract Yokohama Tire, and ...

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GLENN MCCULLOUGH — Keeping the lights on in polar vortex cold temps

Last week (Jan. 24) TVA met a record breaking winter demand for electricity generating 33,345 megawatts as temperatures across the seven-state Tennessee Valley averaged 7 degrees F. This is TVA’s highest demand for electricity since the summer of 2007 (TVA records summer and winter peaks) and the third highest demand for electricity in the TVA’s 81-year history. Thanks to talented, ...

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Mild temps reduce electricity sales for TVA

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority said a mild winter so far has reduced electricity sales by 5 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year and will cause the utility to reconsider expenditures for the rest of the year. The utility said in a news release on Friday that its first quarterly report to the Securities and ...

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Will solar panels made in Miss. be used in Miss.?

Although Mississippians will be manufacturing solar panels at Stion in Hattiesburg, they will find it difficult to use the company’s products at home unless the state Public Service Commission adopts a uniform net-metering policy. Stion touts its residential products on its website: “Stion’s panels can help you save money on your electricity bill, gain energy independence and increase your property’s ...

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Can solar be economical?

A 75 percent MDA grant and 30 percent federal tax credit helps solar can pay for itself quickly Solar is expensive. But a few homeowners and businesses in Mississippi have found a way to use solar and make money or break even over time with the energy savings their panels provide. As Ludlow poultry farmer Andy Stone found, when crunching ...

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TVA paid $35 mil to Miss. in lieu of taxes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority’s payments in lieu of taxes increased by 9 percent to $550 million in fiscal 2010. The utility has approved the final payment for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. TVA said in a statement Monday that it makes the payments to eight states and 144 local governments where it conducts business or ...

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TVA board member profiles

Profiles of Tennessee Valley Authority directors, leading with three new appointees and reappointed member: (1) Marilyn A. Brown of Atlanta, Ga., professor of energy policy at Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy and a distinguished visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for work on climate change. Her term expires ...

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Program to use landfill gas for electricity underway

Source: Three Rivers Planning and Development District PONTOTOC — Methane gas from a local landfill will be generating electricity for the Tennessee Valley a year from now, according to a plan launched by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Pontotoc Electric Power Association and the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority. Under the pilot program, landfill gas from the Three Rivers ...

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TVA may replace coal-fired plant with natural gas

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 plant or install scrubbers to ...

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