Scott Brooks http://wkms.org en Rep. Yonts Meets With TVA Officials, Will Continue Inquiry Into Board Transparency http://wkms.org/post/rep-yonts-meets-tva-officials-will-continue-inquiry-board-transparency <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A Kentucky state legislator says he’s continuing his inquiry into Tennessee Valley Authority board meeting procedures a month after requesting documents from the company.</p><p>State Representative Brent Yonts&nbsp;(D-Greenville) attended a TVA board&nbsp;meeting in November where&nbsp;members voted to shutter some generating units at the Paradise Steam Plant in Muhlenberg County. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:50:01 +0000 Rob Canning 38796 at http://wkms.org Rep. Yonts Meets With TVA Officials, Will Continue Inquiry Into Board Transparency 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 TVA Touts Compliance After Pollutant Report http://wkms.org/post/tva-touts-compliance-after-pollutant-report <p>A coalition of environmental and clean water groups, including the Sierra Club, released a new report Tuesday highlighting the need for strong Environmental Protection Agency standards to limit toxic water pollution from Kentucky coal plants, including west Paducah’s Shawnee Fossil Plant.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:55:26 +0000 John Null 33342 at http://wkms.org TVA Touts Compliance After Pollutant Report High Rainfall Keeps TVA Electricity Prices Down http://wkms.org/post/high-rainfall-keeps-tva-electricity-prices-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tennessee Valley Authority is pumping out a record amount of electricity from it's hydroelectric dams along the Tennessee River and its tributaries. &nbsp;The free power source along with the wettest year in nearly two decades is saving TVA 10 % on its July fuel bills.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 15:31:50 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 32762 at http://wkms.org High Rainfall Keeps TVA Electricity Prices Down Shawnee Fossil Plant Not Affected by USEC Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/shawnee-fossil-plant-not-affected-usec-shutdown <p></p><p>The United States Enrichment Corporation’s <a href="http://wkms.org/post/usec-operations-pgpd-wont-continue">shutdown at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant</a> will not affect the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah.</p><p>TVA Spokesman Scott Brooks said that Shawnee, like all of TVA’s fossil plants, provides power to the general grid and characterizes USEC’s closing as the loss of one customer.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 19:32:30 +0000 John Null 31806 at http://wkms.org Shawnee Fossil Plant Not Affected by USEC Shutdown