Fusion Energy Project Sited at Former TVA Coal-Fired Power Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 18:00:30 +0000

A major U.S. utility is part of a fusion energy project that would be located at the site of one of the company’s retired coal-fired power plants. Type One Energy […]

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TVA Urges Conservation as Cold Snap Sets All-Time Peak Demand Record

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2024 16:37:42 +0000

TVA’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant is located on 1,700 acres on the northern end of the Chickamauga Reservoir near Spring City, in East Tennessee. Each unit has a capacity of about 1,150 MW of electricity. Source: TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has urged conservation as it grapples with record-high power demand amid extremely cold temperatures and near-zero wind chill over its seven-state region in the Southeast. […]

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TVA, Origis Announce Three Solar-Plus-Storage Projects for Mississippi

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 18:27:55 +0000

A renewable energy development group said it has started work on the first of three planned solar-plus-storage projects in Mississippi that will serve both residential and industrial customers. Origis Energy, […]

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Nuclear Power Is Making a Comeback: What Will It Take to See Meaningful Growth?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2023 04:16:00 +0000

There are many reasons for the nuclear power industry to feel optimistic about the future. For example, the entry of Vogtle Unit 3 into commercial operation on July 31 was a significant milestone and one worth

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TVA Exploring Carbon Capture Feasibility for Two Gas-Fired Power Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2023 16:35:18 +0000

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is poised to study the feasibility of retrofitting two gas-fired power plants—a combined capacity of 1.8 GW—in Mississippi and Kentucky with post-combustion carbon capture technology […]

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Subsequent License Renewal: Extending Nuclear Power Reactors to 80 Years of Operation (and Maybe More)

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2023 17:43:34 +0000

The Atomic Energy Act authorizes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to issue licenses for commercial power reactors to operate for up to 40 years. These licenses can be renewed for […]

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TVA Head Wants Nothing to Do with Building One Reactor Unless He Can Build 20

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 17 May 2023 16:27:01 +0000

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Building a nuclear power plant is a difficult job. It takes years of planning and sometimes more than a decade to complete. The risk of schedule delays is great, especially […]

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TVA, OPG, Synthos Team to Shape Standard Design for BWRX-300 Nuclear Reactors

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 18:42:49 +0000

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Ontario Power Generation (OPG), and Synthos Green Energy (SGE) will collaborate to shape a standard design for GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) to speed up the technology’s regulatory acceptance and spur future deployments. The three companies, which have separately begun a regulatory process for potential BWRX-300 […]

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Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan, and FDR: Big Players in U.S. Hydropower History

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 13:30:59 +0000

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When you study the history of hydropower, you expect to learn about people like British-American engineer James Francis, who developed the first modern hydro turbine in 1849. A testament to his genius is that the Francis turbine continues to be the most widely used water turbine in the world today. Or you assume American inventor […]

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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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