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2011-05-31 14:48:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee, in partnership with Knoxville Utilities Board, have agreed to develop a long-term plan to enhance energy efficiency and energy management on the university's Knoxville campus. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) TVA's EnergyRight Solutions for Business program will work with the university's flagship campus to create a 10-year strategic energy...

2011-05-31 14:26:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority is commemorating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, with a one-day campaign to enhance and maintain several popular trails on TVA-managed public lands. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) TVA is encouraging the public to join staff members at a nearby trail perform a variety of general maintenance activities, including widening trails, cutting back vegetation over pathways,...

2011-05-20 12:32:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A solar power facility in Tennessee and a landfill gas-to-energy site in Mississippi have joined the Tennessee Valley Authority's growing initiative for mid-size renewable energy generators supplying green power to TVA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Sharp Manufacturing Co.

2011-05-03 15:16:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milder winter weather led to lower electricity demand across the Tennessee Valley Authority's seven-state service territory in the second quarter of the fiscal year, compared with the same period a year ago, the federal utility reported Tuesday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) In its quarterly financial filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, TVA noted that power demand, which was mainly affected by sales to...

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.

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