TVA 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 Construction of Natural Gas Plant Underway at Paradise Fossil Plant http://wkms.org/post/construction-natural-gas-plant-underway-paradise-fossil-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Construction crews have cleared about 60 percent of the land needed to begin building a new natural&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">gas plant at the Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County. The new plant is scheduled to open by&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring of 2017, and will take the place of two coal burning units currently in operation at the Tennessee Valley Authority facility.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:50:22 +0000 Kevin Willis (KPR) 41039 at http://wkms.org Construction of Natural Gas Plant Underway at Paradise Fossil Plant 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 Sierra Club Says It Believes Shawnee Power Plant is Leaking Coal Ash into Waterways http://wkms.org/post/sierra-club-says-it-believes-shawnee-power-plant-leaking-coal-ash-waterways <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Sierra Club official says the environmental group is investigating whether or not the Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant is contaminating Kentucky waterways with coal ash.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coal ash is the residue left after the plant burns coal to generate power.</span></p><p>Sierra Club Louisville organizer Thomas Pearce says the group has reason to believe the Shawnee plant is leaking coal ash from its retention ponds into McCracken County’s Little Bayou Creek.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:42:58 +0000 Whitney Jones 39790 at http://wkms.org Sierra Club Says It Believes Shawnee Power Plant is Leaking Coal Ash into Waterways Board Chairman Says TVA Contract a Result of 'Rogue Decision Making' http://wkms.org/post/board-chairman-says-tva-contract-result-rogue-decision-making <p>The Murray State Board of Regents Chairman says it is an embarrassment that the Board was unaware of the significance of the TVA power contract that resulted in a campus power shutdown in January and more than <a href="http://wkms.org/post/damage-least-40-msus-main-buildings-due-power-outage-and-freezing-temps">$250,000&nbsp; in resulting damage</a>.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:39:15 +0000 Chad Lampe 39194 at http://wkms.org Board Chairman Says TVA Contract a Result of 'Rogue Decision Making' 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 Sees Record-breaking Electricity Usage With Temperatures in Single Digits http://wkms.org/post/tva-sees-record-breaking-electricity-usage-temperatures-single-digits <p></p><p>Tennessee Valley Authority saw record demand for electricity this morning with single digit temperatures across the region.</p><p>TVA Spokesperson Scott Brooks said usage was the highest since summer 2007 and the third largest demand in TVA history. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:37:09 +0000 Whitney Jones 38260 at http://wkms.org TVA Sees Record-breaking Electricity Usage With Temperatures in Single Digits 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: Moderate Risk of Power Outage at MSU Main Campus, Classes and Events Continue as Scheduled http://wkms.org/post/tva-moderate-risk-power-outage-msu-main-campus-classes-and-events-continue-scheduled <p>From Murray State University:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">TVA has notified Murray State University officials that there is a moderate risk of a power outage on MSU’s main campus in Murray.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:40:33 +0000 Matt Markgraf 38214 at http://wkms.org TVA: Moderate Risk of Power Outage at MSU Main Campus, Classes and Events Continue as Scheduled