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Tue December 15, 2009
TVA Rates to Drop Again from Fuel Cost Adjustment
Knoxville, TN – Rates for Tennessee Valley Authority residential customers will drop between $1 and $3 in the billing period that starts January 1st due to another reduction in fuel costs. The change reflects more hydroelectric generation because of rain and a reduction in projected future expenses. TVA began the fiscal year October 1st with an 8% general rate increase but because of reduced fuel adjustment costs, customers are still paying less than a year ago. There have been five drops in the fuel cost adjustment this year. TVA uses the adjustment to help recover fluctuating fuel and purchased power expenses.