tennessee valley authority http://wkms.org en TVA Sued Over Muhlenberg Co. Coal-Fired Unit Closures http://wkms.org/post/tva-sued-over-muhlenberg-co-coal-fired-unit-closures <p>A lawsuit has been filed against the Tennessee Valley Authority over its plans <a href="http://www.tva.com/news/releases/octdec13/board_111413.html">to shut down two coal-fired units</a> at plant in Muhlenberg County.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:59:46 +0000 Kevin Willis (KPR) 41981 at http://wkms.org TVA Sued Over Muhlenberg Co. Coal-Fired Unit Closures TVA CEO Talks New EPA Carbon Pollution Guidelines http://wkms.org/post/tva-ceo-talks-new-epa-carbon-pollution-guidelines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tennessee Valley Authority’s CEO says the power giant will study </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/epa-unveil-new-proposal-targeting-greenhouse-gases" style="line-height: 1.5;">the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new carbon dioxide pollution guidelines</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to see what impact they will have on its remaining coal-burning power plants.</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:28:38 +0000 John Null 41006 at http://wkms.org TVA CEO Talks New EPA Carbon Pollution Guidelines More Job Cuts Coming for TVA Employees http://wkms.org/post/more-job-cuts-coming-tva-employees <p>Involuntary layoffs are coming at the Tennessee Valley Authority, as part of an effort to cut operating annual expenses by $500 million.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:16:05 +0000 John Null 40380 at http://wkms.org More Job Cuts Coming for TVA Employees TVA Expects Demand to Exceed Winter Record, Asks Customers to Reduce Use http://wkms.org/post/tva-expects-demand-exceed-winter-record-asks-customers-reduce-use <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the temperature in the single digits, demand for electricity is expected to exceed record levels. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking all electric power consumers, including residential, commercial and industrial customers, to voluntarily reduce their use of electricity until tomorrow afternoon.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">TVA Spokesman Scott Brooks says demand is expected to peak Thursday night at 31,000 megawatts and Friday morning at 33,000 megawatts. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:49:15 +0000 Rob Canning 38232 at http://wkms.org TVA Expects Demand to Exceed Winter Record, Asks Customers to Reduce Use Rep. Yonts Unhappy With TVA Board Meeting Transparency http://wkms.org/post/rep-yonts-unhappy-tva-board-meeting-transparency <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Representative Brent </span>Yonts (D-Greenville)<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has sent a letter to the President of the Tennessee Valley Authority voicing his dissatisfaction with the transparency of the company’s decisions.&nbsp; </span></p><p>Yonts<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> attended a November meeting of TVA Board members to give testimony on the then-proposed closure of two units at the Paradise Steam plant in Muhlenberg County.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:44:56 +0000 Rob Canning 37959 at http://wkms.org Rep. Yonts Unhappy With TVA Board Meeting Transparency Repair Work Underway at MSU to Prepare for Students http://wkms.org/post/repair-work-underway-msu-prepare-students <p></p><p>Murray State facilities crews are busy repairing &nbsp;coils within HVAC units and licensed contractors will soon get to work repairing fire suppression sprinklers throughout the campus.&nbsp; Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:51:59 +0000 Chad Lampe 37903 at http://wkms.org Repair Work Underway at MSU to Prepare for Students MSU Only Interruptible Service Contract Exercised in West KY http://wkms.org/post/msu-only-interruptible-service-contract-exercised-west-ky <p>A Tennessee Valley Authority spokesman says at least 1,200 interruptible service contract customers participated in helping the utility get through the high demand for power during this week’s arctic cold.</p><p>Duncan Mansfield said Murray State University, <a href="http://wkms.org/post/tva-power-shutdown-failed-generator-lead-damages-msu">which shut down power Monday night</a>, was the only such customer in western Kentucky.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:30:07 +0000 John Null 37896 at http://wkms.org MSU Only Interruptible Service Contract Exercised in West KY TVA Power Shutdown, Failed Generator Lead to Damages at MSU http://wkms.org/post/tva-power-shutdown-failed-generator-lead-damages-msu <p></p><p></p><p>The Murray State University main campus remains closed through at least Wednesday night, as damage to buildings is surveyed <a href="http://wkms.org/post/damage-least-40-msus-main-buildings-due-power-outage-and-freezing-temps">after Monday's extreme cold.</a></p><p>MSU facilities management has yet to file a complete report, but estimates at least 40 percent of main campus buildings sustained damage, with frozen pipes and equipment. University vehicles were also damaged.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:32:53 +0000 John Null 37868 at http://wkms.org TVA Power Shutdown, Failed Generator Lead to Damages at MSU Damage To At Least 40% of MSU's Main Buildings Due to Power Outage and Freezing Temps http://wkms.org/post/damage-least-40-msus-main-buildings-due-power-outage-and-freezing-temps <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update Tuesday,&nbsp; 2:50 p.m.</strong></p><p>Murray State University's main campus will be closed again Wednesday. MSU officials say at least 40% of MSU's major buildings suffered significant damage due to frozen pipes and equipment.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spokesperson Catherine </span>Sivills<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says crews are still making rounds through buildings to assess the damage.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"As soon as we know the extent of the damage, we will make a determination on re-opening," </span>Sivills<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said.</span></p><p>Murray State shutdown power to the main campus last night at the request of the TVA to help meet <a href="http://wkms.org/post/tva-says-peak-power-was-second-highest-winter">extremely high demand </a>due to the arctic temperatures. MSU has a generator in place to carry enough load to prevent such problems from occurring. But, that generator malfunctioned last night. MSU has an "interruptible contract" with the TVA which allows the TVA to require MSU to reduce its electricity usage. Sivills says MSU receives "significant" savings for this contract.<br />&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:24:24 +0000 Rob Canning, Chad Lampe & John Null 37830 at http://wkms.org Damage To At Least 40% of MSU's Main Buildings Due to Power Outage and Freezing Temps TVA Says Peak Power Was Second Highest for Winter http://wkms.org/post/tva-says-peak-power-was-second-highest-winter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tennessee Valley Authority preliminary figures show power demand at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning reached the second highest winter peak in TVA history.</span></p><p>The utility reports preliminary power demand reached 32,460 megawatts as temperatures averaged 4 degrees across the region. That's 112 fewer megawatts than the record winter demand set in January 2009.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:29:36 +0000 The Associated Press & John Null 37859 at http://wkms.org TVA Says Peak Power Was Second Highest for Winter