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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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TVA signs wind project contract

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 region from a facility to ...

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Judge swearing in 4 new TVA board members

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 Marilyn Brown, Middle Tennessee State ...

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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 credit could soon be dried ...

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