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2011-08-18 15:54:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors on Thursday began putting into action the Integrated Resource Plan that will meet the region's electricity needs today and into the future. The actions embrace TVA's vision for cleaner, reliable and competitively priced power. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) "With today's actions, TVA will add more clean energy from nuclear and natural gas sources to its...

2011-08-11 17:54:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Refueling outages at nuclear plants and a devastating storm combined with lower electricity demand to impact third-quarter financial results, the Tennessee Valley Authority said Thursday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) TVA's third-quarter report to the Securities and Exchange Commission said expenses from a series of deadly tornadoes on April 27-28 and outages at three of TVA's six reactors contributed to lower...

2011-08-09 12:30:00

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Releases Expert Engineer's Report Highlighting Major Roadblocks to Finishing Long-Abandoned Critically Compromised Reactor Project KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Efforts by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to resume construction at the long-shuttered, nearly forty-year-old Bellefonte nuclear reactor Unit 1 in Jackson County, Alabama, are unlikely to be successful due to seven major problems, including water damage to...

2011-08-08 14:30:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Monday a plan that will provide a two-month transition in the leadership of its Nuclear Generation Development and Construction group. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Ashok Bhatnagar, senior vice president for NGDC since 2007, has announced his plan to retire, effective Oct. 1. With the pending retirement, Chief Operating Officer Bill McCollum has named Mike...

2011-07-21 12:47:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority's successful strategy to balance consumer demand for renewable energy through Green Power Switch with renewable generation from the Generation Partners initiative placed 10 local power companies among the top providers of solar power in the region and nation in 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) "That balance has been a key to success," said Bob Balzar, TVA vice...

2011-07-14 13:19:00

STEPHENSON, Ala., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TVA placed the last two transmission lines, both from Widows Creek Fossil Plant, back in service 74 days after sustaining unprecedented damage due to severe storms and tornadoes in April on its power transmission system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) "TVA strives to be among the nation's leaders in customer reliability," said Rob Manning, TVA executive vice president for Power System Operations....

2011-06-15 15:17:00

SPRING CITY, Tenn., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has received a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to bring fuel to the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant for use in the Unit 2 reactor now under construction. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The license allows TVA to receive, inspect and store new nuclear fuel at the site for Unit 2, which is scheduled to come online next year. "Receiving the license that permits...


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