5 days ago
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Residents speak out at TVA board meeting about energy bills

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – With weather recently dropping into the teens and twenties, the Tennessee Valley Authority says conditions were harsh—for consumers and their power bills. TVA’s proposed rate change system that they say will help reduce cost to consumers, but it is causing some confusion. Sandra Upchurch, the Energy Justice Manager for the Southern […]
7 days ago
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TVA controls high water levels as more rain in forecast

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — The recent surge of rain has been much needed for the Tennessee Valley. But this means river levels are also surging. Hamilton County Parks and Recreation closed all piers and boat ramps at the Tennessee River Park Wednesday. Water levels are just inches shy of covering the many piers along the […]
1 week ago
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Group wants probe of utility’s jets, luxury helicopter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A clean-energy advocacy group wants an investigation after the Tennessee Valley Authority bought two corporate jets and a Mercedes-Benz helicopter.
1 week ago
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Trump plan would study sale of federal utility’s assets

By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander today released the following statement on the proposal in the president’s budget to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) transmission lines: “This looney idea of selling TVA’s transmission lines seems to keep popping up regardless of who is president. It has zero chance of becoming […]
2 weeks ago
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CEO Bill Johnson explains how TVA is cutting costs

"the claim that we favor any set of customers over any other customer is just completely false."
2 weeks ago
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Take a look at flume repair high over the Ocoee River

"it's on the National Historic list of places, so we've got to be able to put it back into its original condition."
3 weeks ago
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Corker on Trump’s TVA Board Nominee

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate John L. Ryder to serve as a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors. “With over 9 million customers, TVA is the largest public power utility in the nation, […]
2 months ago
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TVA asks customers to reduce power consumption during cold

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority welcomed 2018 with a request to about 9 million customers to reduce their power consumption amid cold weather and high power demand. News outlets across the authority’s 80,000-square-mile coverage area report that the power utility had asked customers to conserve energy use, predicting record high demand on […]
2 months ago
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TVA donates hundreds of hygiene kits for Christmas

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – TVA employees are giving back and doing their part to help those in need. This afternoon, TVA delivered six hundred hygiene kits to the Community Kitchen. They feature basic things like soap, toothpaste and deodorant. Throughout the year TVA employees collect hygiene products. Organizers say it takes a lot of people […]
3 months ago
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Federal utility gets $3.5m in tree firm’s immigration case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal utility has received $3.5 million in a settlement with a tree-trimming firm that pleaded guilty in a scheme to employ thousands of people in the country illegally. A Tennessee Valley Authority’s Office of Inspector General report says Asplundh Tree Expert Co. has already paid the utility. Prosecutors say Asplundh […]