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After Long History, Paradise Coal Plant Ceases Operation

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:58:22 +0000

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The generator breaker for Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Paradise Unit 3 was opened on Feb. 1, removing the coal-fired power plant from service for the final time after 50 years of operation. Notably, TVA retiree Jim Chappell performed the task. Chappell was the electrical control wing operator who originally placed Unit 3 in service. The […]

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Top 6 Nuclear Power Achievements of the Year

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 11:34:04 +0000

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The past year has been filled with firsts for the nuclear power industry. Three power plants sporting first-of-a-kind reactors entered commercial operation, while the first U.S. AP1000 nuclear project reached key milestones on its path to completion. Furthermore, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted the first early site permit for a utility to construct […]

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Extended Power Uprate Is a Winning Strategy for Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:01:52 +0000

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The Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant completed an extended power uprate (EPU) that increased the total capacity of the facility’s three units by about 465 MW. The addition is an important part of the Tennessee

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Friends Of The Earth Blasts TVA Plan For Memphis

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 01:50:36 +0000

For the first time in many years, the TVA is offering to lower electricity prices to its customers by 3% if they will sign a 20-year power purchase agreement. That’s a bad deal, says Friends of the Earth.

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POWER Notebook: Wyoming Moves to Save Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2019 22:28:08 +0000

A Wyoming bill designed to keep coal-fired power plants operating in the state was signed into law by the state’s governor last week, one of several developments worldwide that impacted the power generation landscape in early March. Also in the U.S., the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) defended its hiring of a contractor that led the […]

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TVA Mulls Coal Plant Closures, Trump Urges Board to Consider All Factors

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:11:46 +0000

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is holding a board meeting today, during which the fate of the corporate agency’s Bull Run and Paradise Unit 3 coal power plants could be decided. Permanent closure of the facilities is strongly being considered. The stakes are high, according to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R). In a Jan. 4 […]

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Governor to TVA: Keep Paradise Coal Unit Open

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:50:07 +0000

In a letter addressed to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) CEO Bill Johnson, Kentucky Gov. Matthew G. Bevin said it “would be a huge mistake” to permanently shut down Paradise Unit 3—the last operating coal unit at the Paradise site in Muhlenburg County, Kentucky. According to the governor, “the impact on our economy and our region’s […]

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Clean Air Program Makes Shawnee Power Plant a Winner

Emissions standards have changed a lot since the Shawnee Fossil Plant entered service during President Eisenhower’s second term in office, but the Tennessee Valley Authority has done its part to help the

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