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FERC’s deadlock means SEEM is here to stay—Why are renewables worried?

The 15 utilities behind the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) hailed the proposal as providing "cost, reliability and environmental benefits." So, why is the renewable energy industry so concerned?

227-MW solar farm completed in Alabama to support Facebook data center

The utility-scale solar farm was developed through a partnership between Ørsted and TVA. The project will support Facebook's data center.

Tennessee Valley Authority considers replacing coal with gas

The nation's largest public utility is looking at shutting down three of its five remaining coal-fired power plants, saying they are old and no longer practical.

TVA CEO’s compensation, utility business structure strong, independent assessor says

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s business structure and the public power model continue to provide the greatest value to the 10 million people in TVA’s seven-state service area, according to an independent assessment presented to...
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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...

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...

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