TVA Will Build Gas-Fired Plant to Replace Coal-Fired Units

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2023 00:10:04 +0000

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has approved retirement of the Cumberland coal-fired power plant, with officials on Jan. 10 saying the utility will replace one of the plant’s two units with a 1,450-MW natural gas-fired combined cycle facility at the site. The TVA has held public meetings over the past few years amid much discussion […]

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GM to Invest $275 Million More, Create 400 New Jobs in Tennessee

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:15:28 +0000

Ultium Cells LLC, the battery-making JV between LG Chem and GM, has announced plans to invest an additional $275 million in its Spring Hill, TN, plant. The cash infusion is expected to increase the plant’s battery production capacity by more than 40% (from 35 gigawatt-hours to 50 GWh), and create more than 400 new jobs. […]

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Ford Invests Further In Wellbeing At Blue Oval City. Tesla Should Probably Take Note

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 23:05:57 +0000

The production of EVs is a large-scale undertaking that requires significant industrial efforts. To meet the demand, Tesla has built gigafactories in several countries. Other companies who want to be future players are also expanding their global supply and production networks. However, we haven’t seen anyone build an entire city’s worth of production, at least […]

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DENSO Takes Its Green Efforts To The Next Level

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 20:00:16 +0000

Companies that make electric components for cars are sitting pretty right now, and that includes DENSO manufacturing. At its largest factory facility in Maryville, Tennessee, the company makes things like alternators, which are useful for regular cars and hybrids. Some of the other things it builds, like inverters, are only good for hybrids and EVs. […]

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LG Chem To Build $3 Billion Battery Cathode Factory In Tennessee

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 08:10:03 +0000

LG Chem TennesseeThe Inflation Reduction Act continues to drive new investment in America, just as it was intended to do. LG Chem announced this week it will build a new $3 billion cathode manufacturing facility in Clarksville, Tennessee. When complete, it will be the largest factory of its kind in the United States. The Clarksville facility will […]

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TVA, Silicon Ranch, DENSO Move Forward on Four Tennessee Solar Sites

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 00:06:19 +0000

A supplier of equipment to the e-mobility industry, including electric vehicles (EVs), joined with one of the largest U.S. independent power producers at a groundbreaking for the first of four solar power farms that will provide electricity for the manufacturer’s campus. DENSO, headquartered in Japan and with one of its U.S. manufacturing plants in Maryville, […]

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Since When Did Oak Ridge National Laboratory Get Into Racing?

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 17:00:57 +0000

When you think of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, your first thought probably isn’t race cars. If anything, you might inadvertently think of super secret nuclear stuff, but contrary to popular belief, that stuff doesn’t happen at Oak Ridge. It happens nearby at two other facilities: Y-12 and the East Tennessee Technology Park. The later was […]

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Putting Nissan’s ProPILOT 2 To The Test In The 2023 Nissan ARIYA

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2022 13:00:48 +0000

A foundational pillar of the initiative is Nissan’s fully electric ARIYA crossover that is aimed directly at the heart of the popular segment. Nissan invited CleanTechnica out to drive the ARIYAs and we eagerly headed out to Nashville, Tennessee to put some miles on the exciting new market entrant. Electric vehicles have become synonymous with […]

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BlueOval City: Ford’s Making Its Biggest Factory Complex Ever To Support EV Production

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:37:11 +0000

EV production is serious business, and on the scale we need it to happen, the industrial efforts will need to be seriously big. Tesla has answered that call with gigafactories in several countries, and everyone else who wants to be a future player is expanding global supply and production networks to do what needs done […]

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