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2010-07-13 13:26:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From air quality monitoring to advancing the power grid, the Tennessee Valley Authority is sharing its scientific insights and engineering expertise as part of its public service mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) Six TVA employees this year have received Technology Transfer Awards from the Electric Power Research Institute --...

2010-07-13 12:01:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has resumed enrollments in its Generation Partners pilot program for renewable electricity projects of up to one megawatt in generation capacity to help encourage the development of solar, wind and other non-traditional electricity sources. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Under the new plan announced Monday to address...

2010-06-23 14:08:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Wednesday that it is resuming new enrollments in its Generation Partners pilot project to encourage renewable energy use across the TVA service territory. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Qualifying solar, wind, biomass or hydroelectric projects of up to 200 kilowatts will be eligible for the Generation...

2010-06-11 01:02:28

Fish exposed to fly ash at the site of the Tennessee Valley Authority coal ash spill are faring better than some expected, researchers have learned. Oak Ridge National Laboratory in collaboration with TVA has found that while small amounts of some contaminants from the December 2008 fly ash spill have been taken up by fish in the Clinch and Emory rivers, to-date, the fish collected downstream from the spill appear healthy relative to fish from unimpacted sites. "We are looking to see if there...

2010-06-08 15:02:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority is teaming with regional power distributors in an initiative announced Tuesday to help homeowners and businesses recover from recent floods and other natural disasters across parts of the TVA service area. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) "TVA's Energy Efficiency Disaster Assistance Initiative will give residents and businesses in federal disaster areas easier access to energy...

2010-06-08 13:06:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority spearheaded the first Utility Environmental Benchmarking Forum focused on the environmental footprint of leading utilities and how the industry can improve its environmental operations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The forum, held in Chattanooga at the Chattanoogan Hotel on May 11-12, drew participants from American Electric Power, Bonneville Power Administration, Consumers...

2010-06-07 14:25:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College students in TVA's Investment Challenge Program once again outperformed the experts on Wall Street in 2009 and, at the same time, earned money for their schools. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The program is a partnership between the Tennessee Valley Authority and 24 universities in the TVA service territory to provide students a hands-on experience managing a real stock portfolio for the agency. Over...

2010-05-24 12:56:00

SCOTTSBORO, Ala., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the generation options associated with Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in north Alabama. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) With the statement final, four of five detailed studies are complete to support a future decision by the TVA Board of Directors about building or completing a reactor at Bellefonte. "Completing...

2010-05-18 14:13:00

KINGSTON, Tenn., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will securely and permanently store onsite all ash in the next phase of recovery work to begin soon at Kingston Fossil Plant in Harriman, Tenn. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) The decision was announced today in an Action Memorandum issued by TVA and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. TVA's work...

2010-05-11 14:13:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brisk winds across the Illinois plains are now blowing clean, renewable energy into the Tennessee Valley Authority service region. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) On Tuesday, May 11, TVA began transmitting to its customers 300 megawatts of renewable wind power received from Iberdrola Renewables Inc.'s Streator Cayuga Ridge wind park in Livingston County, Ill. This marks the first delivery under seven...