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The Tennessee Valley Authority has moved to eventually ban all floating homes on public waters in what members called their most contested issue in recent years.  

The TVA board of directors met Thursday at Paris Landing State Resort Park.


The Tennessee Valley Authority is looking to adopt new policy on the permission of Floating Homes upon public waters.  

The TVA Board of Director's next meeting is May 5th at Paris Landing State Park Conference Center, Room C, 400 Lodge Road, Buchanan, Tennessee. 

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The Tennessee Valley Authority and the Department of the Navy broke ground Friday on a project in western Tennessee that will eventually be the state’s largest solar facility.

The ceremony was held in conjunction with Earth Day. Construction won't begin in earnest until sometime next year at the Shelby County site, north of Memphis,  which will cover 400 acres with 580,000 solar panels.

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Tennessee Valley Authority reports a record low fuel cost. Public relations officer Scott Brooks says that should be reflected in customers’ bills. 

TVA Approves Solar Power Proposals

Apr 4, 2016
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The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved proposals for new solar power installations by four local power companies in three states. 

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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.