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Environmental groups are expressing concern over the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement that looks at closing 10 coal ash impoundments. The Southern Environmental Law Center, Sierra Club Beyond Coal, and nine other groups have partnered to comment on the draft, which assesses closure-by-removal and closure-in-place.

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Mild temperatures and an abundance of rain have reduced the Tennessee Valley Authority's fuel costs 10 to 20 percent from the three-year average, meaning cheaper bills for customers. 

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The Paradise combined cycle gas plant project is a year old this month. When the plant opens it will provide about 30 to 40 jobs in Muhlenberg County. Tennessee Valley Authority spokesman Scott Brooks says the plant is a major project for TVA.


The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering whether to phase out the permission of floating houses located on publicly-owned reservoirs over the next 20 years.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority has been walking back incentives for rooftop solar panels. But that hasn’t put a damper on demand. There was a frenzy to snap up this year’s available wattage, which became available  last week.


The Tennessee Valley Authority is holding an open house in Paducah on Tuesday to discuss plans to close a coal ash storage facility at its Shawnee Fossil Plant. 

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is planning to close coal ash storage facilities at several of its coal-fired power plants. Coal ash is waste generated from burning coal and contains contaminants like mercury and arsenic.

TVA Holds First Forum on 2015 Integrated Resources Plan

Mar 19, 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority held the first of seven public meetings Thursday night in Chattanooga over its new plan for a gradual transition from coal to nuclear power.

Specifically, the 2015 Integrated Resource Plan outlines various scenarios and strategies the power provider may face through 2033.


The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on a draft of its 2015 Integrated Resource Plan. 

 The IRP details various scenarios and strategies TVA may face through 2033 as it focuses on relying more on nuclear power and less on coal.

TVA produces an IRP every five years with the last one in 2011, but Vice President of Stakeholder Relations Joe Hoagland says fundamental changes in environmental policy and the utility industry have prompted an updated plan now.

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With what could become record cold weather on the way, Murray State University plans to avert potential power outages with its generator system.