The Tennessee Valley Authority anticipates that 30,500 megawatts of power will be needed to keep air conditioners humming — just shy of the utility’s peak power usage in 2008. The National Weather Service predicts potentially 100-degree weather in Nashville this Thursday, but TVA says it’s ready to meet the elevated electricity demand.
The Biden Administration announced last year the goal of eliminating carbon emissions from the electricity sector by 2035.
The head of the nation’s largest public utility — the Tennessee Valley Authority — has announced he’s retiring.
Amazon says its new operations hub in downtown Nashville will include 1 million square feet of “energy-efficient office space.” But it’s still unclear how the facility will be powered.
Listen / TVA unveiled a new solar project this month that’s split across two sites in Tennessee and Alabama. It will provide over 300 megawatts of power to Facebook’s new data center in Huntsville.
Listen / Gallatin Fossil Plant, one of several coal-fired power plants in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s network, has been cited for ineffective leadership and safety concerns. That comes from TVA’s Office of Inspector General, an independent arm that looked into the utility’s business operations and interviewed employees over a four-year period.
The Tennessee Valley Authority broke a record during the cold snap – more power used than on any 24-hour period in the utility’s history.
Above average rainfall kept Tennessee Valley Authority dams running full-throttle throughout the summer.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is generating twice as much hydroelectric power, due to unseasonably wet weather. Turbines at the utility’s 29 dams have been running non-stop all summer. That means TVA can’t inspect them, as scheduled.
Electricity bills are going up soon. Today, the Tennessee Valley Authority approved its first rate increase in two years.