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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...

2010-04-28 11:20:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority was notified around 9 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, that a 60 to 70 foot section of the flume at Table Saw rapid below Ocoee No. 2 Dam was destroyed by a rock slide. There were no injuries, and Highway 64 was not impacted by the incident. TVA shut off the water going through the flume at 9 a.m. EDT. The flume carries water to two generating units at Ocoee Powerhouse No. 2, which produce 23...

2010-04-16 13:30:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten years of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Green Power Switch program, one of the Southeast's first and most successful renewable energy initiatives, was recognized Friday in a special observance at the TVA Board of Directors meeting in Knoxville. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The program, born on Earth Day 2000, offers consumers renewable energy options from Tennessee Valley regional sources,...

2010-04-16 10:15:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After serving as chairman for a year, Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors Chairman Mike Duncan asked the Board on Friday to select a new chairman, citing his new duties as leader of a recently formed national political fund-raising organization. The Board voted unanimously to name Director Dennis Bottorff of Nashville as TVA's new chairman. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) "I recently have taken on...

2010-04-02 10:33:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies are requesting public comments on the work of TVA Police as part of a periodic review to maintain the department's accreditation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) Members of the community and TVA employees are invited to submit comments by phone or in writing. The commission will take calls at 865-632-2146 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT...

2010-03-10 09:35:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With solar panels and wind turbines popping up across the region, the Tennessee Valley Authority's homegrown renewable energy program, Generation Partners, now has enough power to meet the annual electricity needs of a fairly large subdivision. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Fueled by TVA incentives and federal tax credits, participation in Generation Partners...

2010-03-08 13:57:00

KINGSTON, Tenn., March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will hold an informational public meeting on Tuesday, March 16, in Kingston to receive comments on changing the handling and storage of wet coal ash to a dry system at the Kingston Fossil Plant. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) TVA announced in July that it would change all of its wet coal combustion byproduct impoundments to dry, and Kingston is the first plant changing its...

2009-12-14 12:30:00

As 1st Anniversary of Kingston Coal Ash Spill Nears, EIP Report Exposes TVA's Pollution, Poor Environmental Track Record, and Reveals How TVA Avoids Compliance with Federal Environmental Laws; EIP and Top Groups Call on White House to Reform TVA. WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight decades after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to bring power to the southeastern United States, the TVA should no longer be exempt from federal...

2009-11-25 17:11:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TVA filed its annual report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, reporting net income of $726 million for fiscal year 2009 that ended Sept. 30, compared with net income of $817 million for the previous fiscal year. TVA, which does not make a profit, reinvests net income in its power business, specifically on projects that expand and improve TVA's infrastructure. These projects include new generation, environmental...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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