Post Tagged with: "Tennessee Valley Authority"

TVA Engineers Sweat As Arctic Air Pushes Limits Of Power Grid

TVA Engineers Sweat As Arctic Air Pushes Limits Of Power Grid

by / on January 8, 2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority broke a record during the cold snap – more power used than on any 24-hour period in the utility’s history.

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In Its 80-Year History, TVA Has Never Produced So Much Hydro Power

In Its 80-Year History, TVA Has Never Produced So Much Hydro Power

by / on October 3, 2013

Above average rainfall kept Tennessee Valley Authority dams running full-throttle throughout the summer.

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Wet Summer Means More Power From Dams, But TVA Has To Put Off Safety Checks

Wet Summer Means More Power From Dams, But TVA Has To Put Off Safety Checks

by / on September 3, 2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority is generating twice as much hydroelectric power, due to unseasonably wet weather. Turbines at the utility’s 29 dams have been running non-stop all summer. That means TVA can’t inspect them, as scheduled.

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TVA To Charge Customers More For Electricity As Demand For Power Slumps

TVA To Charge Customers More For Electricity As Demand For Power Slumps

by / on August 22, 2013

Electricity bills are going up soon. Today, the Tennessee Valley Authority approved its first rate increase in two years.

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TVA: $120M Drop In Power Sales The Start Of A Long-Term Trend

TVA: $120M Drop In Power Sales The Start Of A Long-Term Trend

by / on August 5, 2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority says its customers are using a lot less power. Mild weather means people aren’t running their air conditioners as much. But the federally owned utility says it’s starting to see a long-term downward trend.

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TVA Says Human Error, Bad Timing Led To Shutdown Of Alabama Reactor

TVA Says Human Error, Bad Timing Led To Shutdown Of Alabama Reactor

by / on July 24, 2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority says bad timing and operator error led to a shutdown of one its nuclear plants in Alabama in December 2012. The utility defended itself today in Atlanta, at a meeting of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Decades Of On Again, Off Again For Nuclear Plant As TVA Pumps Brakes On Bellefonte

Decades Of On Again, Off Again For Nuclear Plant As TVA Pumps Brakes On Bellefonte

by / on June 12, 2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority is slashing its workforce at the Bellefonte Nuclear facility in North Alabama. The plant’s reactors have never been completed. And with natural gas prices down and people generally using less power recently, the utility says there’s no need to rush.

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Proposed Sale Makes It Hard For TVA To Borrow Cash

Proposed Sale Makes It Hard For TVA To Borrow Cash

by / on May 3, 2013

Just as the Tennessee Valley Authority is looking to borrow lots of money this year, the cost of doing that is going up. It’s a reaction to the suggestion that TVA should be privatized.

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TVA CEO: Full Steam Ahead on Gallatin Upgrades

by / on February 14, 2013

The new CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority says he’s moving ahead with a massive project to upgrade the Gallatin Fossil Plant. TVA wants to install scrubbers at the coal-fired plant to cut its emissions, but environmental groups want the utility to walk away from coal altogether.

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TVA Applies for Sequoyah Renewal

by / on February 6, 2013

By 2021, the license for both of Sequoyah’s reactors will expire. TVA hopes federal regulators will extend the plant’s lifespan by two decades.

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TVA Done With Sequoyah Maintenance

TVA Done With Sequoyah Maintenance

by / on January 11, 2013

Work on the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant’s Unit Two reactor is finished ahead of schedule and under budget.

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Senate Approves New TVA Board Members

Senate Approves New TVA Board Members

by / on January 2, 2013

President Obama nominated new members in September, but their appointment languished in the Senate. They were finally approved last night without debate, along with dozens of nominees to other federal boards and commissions.

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Without Board Quorum, Incoming TVA CEO Gets New Powers

Without Board Quorum, Incoming TVA CEO Gets New Powers

by / on December 10, 2012

TVA’s board is supposed to have nine members; it’s already short three. Two more will go when Congress adjourns, leaving the board without enough members to do business.

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Kilgore: Refurbishment of Sequoyah Unit Two Ahead of Schedule

by / on November 16, 2012

TVA is using remote-controlled robots and what it calls the world’s largest crane to lift the top off the reactor’s containment building and replace a set of steam generators. Seqouyah has been operating since 1980. By replacing the generators, TVA hopes federal regulators will renew its license for another 20 years.

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TVA Taps Johnson as Next CEO

TVA Taps Johnson as Next CEO

by / on November 5, 2012

The Tennessee Valley Authority has picked former Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson as its new chief executive. He replaces Tom Kilgore, who will retire as TVA CEO at the end of the year.

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Watts Bar, Bellefonte Reactor Licenses On Hold

by / on August 7, 2012

Federal Regulators say they’ll temporarily stop issuing certain licenses for nuclear reactors until they’ve sorted out how to deal with nuclear waste.

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Nuclear Regulator Says TVA is Fixing Problems at Brown’s Ferry, But Needs to Do More

by / on October 7, 2011

The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says TVA is making progress in correcting safety problems at its Brown’s Ferry plant in northern Alabama, but the utility still has some work to do.

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Regulators Lay Out Details of Pending Brown’s Ferry Inspection

by / on August 31, 2011

In about two weeks, a team of more than a dozen experts will arrive at Brown’s Ferry Nuclear Plant to begin a unusually deep inspection. Officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission say the process will last well into next year—at the very least.

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TVA Checking Dams After Earthquake

by / on August 24, 2011

The Tennessee Valley Authority is inspecting its dams closest to the epicenter of yesterday’s earthquake on the eastern seaboard. Engineers are performing visual checks of TVA’s coal ash storage sites as well.

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Aging Coal Plants Shut Down By Settlement Needed Replacing

by / on August 1, 2011

The Tennessee Valley Authority has begun shutting down coal-fired power units. Utility officials say the plants probably needed to go anyway.

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