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More than a quarter-century after he retired, Cox returned to the Tennessee Valley Authority facility in Southwest Memphis a few weeks ago. He leaned over the control panel he helped operate for so many years and turned a familiar switch. With that simple act - disconnecting the electrical generating units ...
Greeneville Light and Power System compares favorably with the 153 other local utilities supplied by the Tennessee Valley Authority, according to 2017 statistics released by the power ... Of the 28 utilities that pay more back to TVA, half have a lower average revenue per kilowatt hour sold than GLPS.

In an effort to keep other families from experiencing the same heartache, her family teamed up with the Tennessee Valley Authority to warn others about electric shock drowning. The Johnson's say the incident took place when a metal ladder was put into the water. "As soon as I dove in I could feel what was ...
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. -- Crews with the Tennessee Valley Authority are monitoring Lake Guntersville to see if the freezing temperatures this winter took a toll on an invasive plant that's threatening the estimated $964.2 million dollar asset in northeast Alabama. "These are the type of areas we look for the ...
Move over, members of Donald J. Trump's swamp cabinet. The Tennessee Valley Authority top managers and board members are giving you some really tough competition for the swamp waters of the powerful elite — those living high on taxpayer dollars (or in TVA's case, monopolized ratepayer dollars.) ...
April 23--The Tennessee Valley Authority frequently used its jets and airplanes to transport TVA's president and its chairman back and forth to their respective homes in North Carolina and Mississippi in what an environmental activist group says may have violated federal travel regulations. According to FAA ...

SHEFFIELD, Ala. – It has taken several years to get to this point, now it may take another 90-days to close on a large surplus tract of land auctioned off by TVA in the Shoals. In March of 2017, the Tennessee Valley Authority showed renewed interest in selling off a massive land tract on the Muscle Shoals ...
The Tennessee Valley Authority frequently used its jets and airplanes to transport TVA's president and its chairman back and forth to their respective homes in North Carolina and Mississippi in what critics say may have violated federal travel regulations. According to FAA flight logs, TVA's aircraft were ...
MUSCLE SHOALS — Fleet Harbor boat ramp and parking lot on the Tennessee Valley Authority Reservation will close to the public Tuesday night so ... TVA officials are issuing a water traffic caution for transmission structure and line work across Fleet Harbor, which is located south of Wilson Dam.
A team of attorneys has filed lawsuits in federal court on behalf of 53 dead and sick workers against Jacobs Engineering, a Fortune 500 government contractor hired by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to clean up following the spill of over a billion gallons of coal ash from a holding pond at the ...
JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - It wasn't much, but if your power company gets its electricity from Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA likely overcharged you for fuel over a two-year period. A recently completed Office of Inspector General audit concluded the agency made an error when figuring out the monthly ...
John Waters, prominent East Tennessee Republican and former TVA board chairman, has died ... John B. Waters, who served on the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, died Friday night, according to his son, John Waters III. Waters, who was 88, had ...
... big headache for the Tennessee Valley Authority and some of its 154 local distributors, like the Knoxville Utilities Board. And it's received some big donations from a North Carolina billionaire. Representatives of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, or SACE, can be seen speaking regularly at TVA and ...
In 2012 after doing some research online, he found out about an agreement between Chattanooga State and TVA. He made it his mission to move to Chattanooga without knowing anyone and enroll in the Nuclear Engineering Technology Program at Chattanooga State. He later received assistance ...
“TVA cares about the communities we are in, and we have been monitoring conditions and making course corrections for as long as we've been burning coal,” said Shawn Rudder, manager of Waste Permitting and Compliance at TVA. “We will continue to look further into the environmental conditions on ...
A bill aimed at providing an economic development boost to 39 Kentucky counties that purchase power from the Tennessee Valley Authority—or have TVA property—is on to Gov. Matt Bevin's desk. As a federal entity, TVA doesn't pay property taxes on any of its assets in 39 counties in southern, western, ...
The Tennessee Valley Authority, which provides power for much of the Southeast, has proposed reducing the price for one kilowatt hour by $0.01. To make up for that reduction, they have also proposed adding a new grid access fee. Scott Brooks, a spokesperson for TVA, said the grid access fee would be ...

KNOXVILLE— The $17.7 million the Tennessee Valley Authority spent on two corporate planes was not justified, an internal audit said. The TVA Office of the Inspector General has found TVA's reasons for buying an $11.2 million jet and a $6.4 million turboprop did not justify the purchases, news outlets ...
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a federally owned electricity corporation. An act of Congress established the company in 1933 to help the Tennessee Valley overcome environmental and economic problems. Now TVA provides power for the entire state of Tennessee and parts of six bordering states.
Joe Grimes, executive vice president of generation with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), gave the keynote presentation during the ELECTRIC POWER Conference and Exhibition, which was held March 19–22 in Nashville, Tennessee. His presentation focused on steps TVA is taking to diversify its ...
A federal appellate court has affirmed the legality of cost-of-living cuts and other changes made in 2009 by the Tennessee Valley Authority and its retirement system board to one of the South's biggest pension plans. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week rejected a legal challenge to the pension ...
SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say two contractors have been burned while working at a nuclear power plant in Tennessee. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports they were hospitalized Friday night for first- and second-degree burns after working at the Tennessee Valley Authority Sequoyah ...
“John Ryder has been nominated to serve, as you know, on the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and I would like to extend a warm welcome to him and ... “To continue serving the region, TVA needs a full, well-qualified board, and I was proud to support the previous four nominees put forward by the ...
A federal appellate court has affirmed the legality of cost-of-living cuts and other changes made in 2009 by the Tennessee Valley Authority and its retirement system board to one of the South's biggest pension plans. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week rejected a legal challenge to the pension ...
TVA and other utility providers have systems in place to avoid cyber attacks. (Photo: Contributed). Local officials provided insight into the safety of area infrastructure and systems after the Trump administration blamed the Russian government for a string of cyberattacks aimed at nuclear power plants, ...
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a federally owned electricity corporation. An act of Congress established the company in 1933 to help the Tennessee Valley overcome environmental and economic problems. Now TVA provides power for the entire state of Tennessee and parts of six bordering states.
Two contract workers were burned from an arc flash while working near the cooling towers of a Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear plant over the weekend. The workers employed by Day & Zimmerman at the Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant near Soddy-Daisywere hospitalized Friday night for first- and ...
About 70 percent of TVA's costs are fixed and consumers relying on more efficient methods bear a smaller burden of those costs. “We are trying to make sure people are paying their fair share and not shifting their portion of the fixed costs to others,” said Johnson, who spoke Monday at the Electric Power ...
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a federally owned electricity corporation. An act of Congress established the company in 1933 to help the Tennessee Valley overcome environmental and economic problems. Now TVA provides power for the entire state of Tennessee and parts of six bordering states.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing to revamp the way it prices its electricity by adding a grid access charge to monthly power bills each month ... In an environmental assessment released Friday, TVA said its preferred choice among three alternatives for the new grid access fee would be to cut the ...
The Tennessee Valley Authority has no plans to use the wells it drilled into the Memphis Aquifer earlier in the construction of the Allen Combined Cycle Plant, the $1 billion natural gas-fired power plant it is building in southwest Memphis. The wells were shut down when high levels of arsenic and lead were ...
The Tennessee Valley Authority is spilling water from nine of its dams along the Tennessee River on Monday. This is both to create more hydroelectric power that's low-cost as well as prepare for a bit more rainfall this coming week. According to a tweet from TVA, Fort Loudoun and Watts Bar Dam have both ...
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful and the Tennessee Valley Authority will sponsor the 2018 Elk River Cleanup on March 10. Volunteers of all ages are invited to participate. ... KALB and TVA will provide trash bags, gloves and litter grabbers. Volunteers will be disbursed to various locations along the river ...
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) customers are footing the bill for an estimated $40 million worth of luxury jets and a Mercedes Benz helicopter, according to public records from the Federal Aviation Administration registry, which details TVA purchases over the last two years. The expenditure comes amid ...
But the environmental group claims the Tennessee Valley Authority is not keeping pace with its peers, especially utilities in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. "Solar in the Southeast has been virtually doubling every year since 2012," said Dr. Stephen Smith, executive director of the Southern Alliance for ...
In June 2016, local officials announced the 1,253-acre site off Powell Road in Huntsville-annexed Limestone County had been designated as a TVA mega site. To earn the certification, a site must be at least 1,000 acres with interstate access, have the potential for rail service, and have utility service ...
Many arguments can be made for the federal government divesting itself of the New Deal enterprise. Although TVA operates without taxpayer infusions, it also doesn't pay taxes, and its payments in lieu of taxes total far less than a private utility would pay to support local government. TVA has tended to be ...
The Tennessee Valley Authority board conducted little business Friday, but got an earful of criticism during a public “listening session” in Chattanooga. A persistent complaint was a lack of transparency from the agency on how it calculates power rates, particularly for residential customers. Numerous ...
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a federally owned electricity corporation. An act of Congress established the company in 1933 to help the Tennessee Valley overcome environmental and economic problems. Now TVA provides power for the entire state of Tennessee and parts of six bordering states.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a federally owned electricity corporation. An act of Congress established the company in 1933 to help the Tennessee Valley overcome environmental and economic problems. Now TVA provides power for the entire state of Tennessee and parts of six bordering states.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a federally owned electricity corporation. An act of Congress established the company in 1933 to help the Tennessee Valley overcome environmental and economic problems. Now TVA provides power for the entire state of Tennessee and parts of six bordering states.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, in a long-planned auction, sold about 900 acres of the Muscle Shoals Reservation on Friday. ... TVA will be maintaining a presence at the reservation - retaining about 100 acres of the redevelopment area and an additional 1,200 acres located along the Tennessee River, ...
TVA's Green Power Providers program applies to utility customers who elect to install “green power” such as solar panels on their homes or businesses that also ... The changes will affect Alcoa Electric's solar customers, Wiggins explained, because TVA no longer will reimburse local power companies for ...
Economic development efforts in 39 Kentucky counties where the Tennessee Valley Authority has a presence - which include most in western ... Matt Bevin signed Kentucky House Bill 411, which adjusts TVA's in-lieu-of-tax payment formula to bolster economic development in the counties thath either buy ...
The existence of a connection between income inequality and the proposed grid access charge is a signal that TVA has abandoned its original purpose. When the Tennessee Valley Authority Act was signed in 1933, it defined the need to “permit domestic and rural use at the lowest possible rates and in ...
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. - With the help of Alabama A&M and the US Department of Agriculture, the Tennessee Valley Authority hosted a prescribed burn in hopes of controlling exotic plants on their lands. They conduct these burns every three to five years starting in the month of February. "This area ...
However, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is not any utility. Created by President Roosevelt during the New Deal, the TVA's model of a government-owned independent corporation is unique in the U.S. utility space, and gives TVA not only an immunity to state regulation, but also considerable weight to ...
The Tennessee Valley Authority says conditions on the Tennessee River and its reservoir system are volatile 'at best' especially in West Tennessee and Kentucky. With the heavy rains in February, reservoirs levels are higher than normal, and many dams in the TVA system are generating, sluicing and/or ...
TVA's natural resources group uses winter land condition assessments to help discourage illegal and destructive behavior while planning positive actions to improve the environment. Despite the recent bitterly cold temperatures, natural resources staff has been conducting these assessments across the ...
Protesters gathered outside of City Hall Tuesday ahead of the Tennessee Valley Authority president Bill Johnson's presentation to a Memphis City ... Energy attorney for SACE, Angela Garrone said Memphis is the largest customer of TVA but has the highest energy burden, and this new rate from TVA would ...


 

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