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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...

TVA’s Magnolia CCGT plant certified by DOE for meeting ISO 50001 energy management standards

The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized a gas-fired Tennessee Valley Authority power plant as the first to implement specific energy management improvements. The TVA’s Magnolia Combined Cycle plant in Mississippi was deemed as 50001 Ready by...

GE Hitachi nuclear venture enters NRC licensing phase for small modular reactor design

The next generation of nuclear energy, which is striving to keep the carbon-free thermal generation source relevant vs. gas-fired turbines and renewables, just got a little more competitive in its own field. GE Hitachi Nuclear...
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TVA flips breaker to disconnect 50-year-old coal-fired Paradise Unit 3

The Future of Coal-fired Generation is still very much a part of the power generation sector and will be part of the content at POWERGEN 2020 in Orlando this December. The POWERGEN call...

TVA offers Q&A on issues surrounding coal-fired Bull Run future closure

The Tennessee Valley Authority, which voted to retire the coal-fired Bull Run Fossil Plant in less than four years, also has heard a vast amount of response from its customers and stakeholders, both good and bad. The 889-MW Bull...

Xcel Energy names longtime cyber vet as chief security officer

A longtime utility cybersecurity expert and former White House adviser on the issue was named as Xcel Energy’s chief security officer. James Sample will join the Minneapolis-based utility beginning January 27. He will lead Xcel’s...

TVA wants to extend coal ash water treatment program at Gallatin

A temporary water treatment plan used at the Gallatin coal-fired plant to reduce its coal ash footprint may be continued permanently, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced this week. The TVA is planning to extend its...

NRC says TVA can consider SMR nuclear energy site at Clinch River

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission this month approved the Tennessee Valley Authority’s early-site permit for potentially putting a small modular nuclear reactor at its Clinch River site. The TVA is the first utility nationally to...

NRC staff gives historic OK on 80-year licenses at FP&L’s Turkey Point nuclear plant

Earlier this month something unprecedented happened in the U.S. nuclear energy sector. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has approved Florida Power & Light’s application for an additional 20 years of operation at Turkey Point Units 3 and...

PG&E completes $13.5B settlement over wildfire claims

Late last week northern California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co., along with its parent PG&E Corp., agreed to a $13.5 billion settlement with victims of several deadly wildfires in recent years. The agreement settles all claims with the...

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