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Backed by EPRI, major utilities launch initiative to accelerate economy-wide deep decarbonization

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals...

Trump thumps TVA, fires chair & board member over alleged hiring of foreign workers

In remarks issued Monday, during signing of an executive order to Hire American, U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced he is “taking firm, disciplinary action against the leadership of the Tennessee Valley Authority, which...

TVA signs nuclear research MOU with University of Tennessee on advanced SMR technologies

In its latest move toward potentially embracing next-gen nuclear energy technology, the Tennessee Valley Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state’s largest university to study it together. The University of Tennessee and...

TVA wants to let local power companies generate their own distributed energy, seeks public...

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is seeking public input on a draft Environmental Assessment that considers the environmental impacts of enabling local power companies (LPCs) generate a portion of their load to meet customer needs. Under the...

AP: U.S. allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants during pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic, raising worries among watchdogs and some families living near reactors...

Hydropower and COVID-19: How Utilities Globally Are Keeping Plants and Personnel Safe

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant uncertainty to our world. Hydroelectric power and other electric-generating facilities are considered critical infrastructure, even more so with the vital need to keep electricity flowing to hospitals, other...

TVA launches $1B initiative to help local public power utilities during COVID-19 crisis

Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Jeff Lyash announced that the federal power agency will offer $1 billion in wholesale power payment deferrals as a means of helping local public utilities dealing with the economic...

TVA may move closed Allen Fossil coal ash to permitted landfills

The Tennessee Valley Authority has found potential homes for ash stored at a former coal-fired power plant it closed two years ago. Coal ash stored at the former Allen Fossil Plant in Tennessee will be moved to an...

Oak Ridge Lab, TVA sign MOU on developing next-gen advanced nuclear energy options

The growing movement to find a smaller, flexible and more affordable way of harnessing next-generation nuclear energy is creating new partnerships at a growing pace. The latest teaming finds the Tennessee Valley Authority and U.S....

TVA honors Currey with engineer of the year award

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Thursday that Noelle Currey, a TVA project engineer with eight years of service, earned the utility’s highest engineering honor — the Ike Zeringue Engineer of the Year.    Currey received the award for...

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