TVA

Government
4:57 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

TVA Increases CEO Pay in FY 2013

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The Tennessee Valley Authority paid CEO Bill Johnson $5.9 million during his nine months on the job in fiscal year 2013. That's almost $2 million more than the federal utility paid former CEO Tom Kilgore in his last year at the helm in 2012.

The new numbers come from TVA’s year-end financial report, which was filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Environment
6:44 am
Tue November 12, 2013

TVA Recreation Season Comes To A Close

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The Tennessee Valley Authority says its campgrounds and visitor centers at TVA dams and reservoirs are reducing hours or closing as the 2013 recreation season comes to an end.

TVA campgrounds on Cherokee, Douglas, Melton Hill and Wilson dam reservations will close Monday.

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mccracken county fiscal court
9:19 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

McCracken County Considers TVA Legislation

The McCracken County Fiscal Court is considering joining nine other western Kentucky counties in supporting a Kentucky House of Representatives bill that would return Tennessee Valley Authority money to counties for economic development.

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Environment
2:15 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

McConnell Urges TVA to Keep Coal-Fired Plant

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met Wednesday with Tennessee Valley Authority president William Johnson to seek continued operation of the Paradise Fossil Plant, a coal-fired generator in Muhlenberg County.

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Government
6:41 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Audit Shows TVA Overbilled for Ash Spill Cleanup in Tennessee

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The Tennessee Valley Authority’s inspector general says a company overbilled the federal utility for cleaning up a 2008 ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane, Tenn.

The inspector general’s office audited TVA’s bills from London-based AMEC Environment and Infrastructure Inc. and found it overbilled TVA nearly 2.2 million dollars. A summary of the report says AMEC loaded coal ash onto rail cars or trucks for off-site disposal under terms of a contract with TVA.

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Government
7:57 am
Mon October 21, 2013

TVA Advisory Council to Hold First Meeting

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The Tennessee Valley Authority’s new Regional Energy Resource Council is holding its first meeting Wednesday.

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Government
3:31 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Support Swells for Pre-Filed Legislation in Ky. TVA Counties

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Support is swelling for a Kentucky House of Representatives bill that would return money to counties powered by the Tennessee Valley Authority, in order to help address economic development needs.

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Environment
4:55 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

TVA Touts Compliance After Pollutant Report

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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.

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Environment
10:31 am
Thu July 4, 2013

High Rainfall Keeps TVA Electricity Prices Down

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is pumping out a record amount of electricity from it's hydroelectric dams along the Tennessee River and its tributaries.  The free power source along with the wettest year in nearly two decades is saving TVA 10 % on its July fuel bills. 

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Environment
2:32 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Shawnee Fossil Plant Not Affected by USEC Shutdown

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The United States Enrichment Corporation’s shutdown at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant will not affect the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah.

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.

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