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2011-05-03 13:23:00

ATHENS, Ala., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority on Tuesday announced the termination of a "notification of unusual event" at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, which began five days earlier when severe storms damaged power lines near the facility. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The "notification of unusual event," ended at 8:50 p.m.

2011-05-02 16:34:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority made significant progress over the weekend in restoring power lines, poles, steel transmission structures and other equipment damaged during Wednesday's severe storms and tornadoes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) As of Monday afternoon, TVA had restored all but eight of the 128 connection points originally damaged that serve local power companies.

2011-05-02 16:12:00

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has donated and delivered 10,600 "meals, ready-to-eat" to local disaster recovery agencies serving communities in north Alabama that suffered severe storm damage.

2011-04-28 10:52:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Tennessee Valley Authority: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) WHAT: TVA Storm Damage News Conference WHO: Tennessee Valley Authority WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 2:30 p.m.

2011-04-27 15:31:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Severe weather in the area served by the Tennessee Valley Authority caused serious damage to the utility's transmission system Wednesday, with power outages and high voltage lines down in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Eleven high-voltage transmission lines were out of service Wednesday afternoon and TVA crews are working to restore service.

2011-04-19 13:03:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority is on track to reduce the energy use of its office buildings, shops and warehouses by 30 percent by 2015 and to increase the amount of renewable energy that supports them. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Those are some of the factors receiving top "green" scores in TVA's fiscal year 2010 Federal Office of Management and Budget scorecard on sustainability and energy performance.

2011-04-18 12:52:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of Earth Day, TVA will dedicate and provide tours of a series of sustainability enhancements that target renewable energy, energy efficiency and environmental stewardship throughout the Melton Hill Dam recreation and campground area.

2011-04-14 11:42:00

Utility advances clean air strategy by retiring coal-fired generating units CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority announced plans Thursday to retire 18 older coal-fired generation units at three power plants as part of the federal utility's vision of being one of the nation's leading providers of low-cost and cleaner energy by 2020. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The retirements will help TVA reduce emissions...

2011-04-04 13:15:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has drafted a Natural Resource Plan to help prioritize its stewardship efforts in categories as diverse as recreation facilities, water quality protection, wildlife and plant management, and historical and cultural site preservation.

2011-03-16 10:29:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Tennessee Valley Authority: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Frequently asked questions about Tennessee Valley Authority's nuclear power program and the situation in WHAT: Japan WHO: TVA Chief Operating Officer Bill McCollum WHEN: Available now WHERE: Sound bites can be downloaded...

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.