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KUB Fixed Fee Increases - based on economics or just a feeling?

The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) appears to have set electric rates on feelings rather than economics for years, keeping customers in the dark about how rates align with costs, and has no…

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Top 10 Reasons @TVAnews SHOULD close Paradise 3 (and Bull Run)

After much speculation, in a split vote the Tennessee Valley Authority voted at their quarterly board meeting today to ignore President Trump’s appeal and make the decision to recommend the retirement of…

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TVA Magically Cuts Small Modular Reactor Costs in Half in Four Years Despite No Installations

TVA has found the magic beans! In just four short years, TVA has somehow cut the cost of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), an unproven nuclear generation technology, approximately in half. Why isn’t…

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Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for Tennessee Governor Karl Dean

This post is the eleventh post in a series of blogs examining where 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. To read…

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Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

This post is the tenth post in a series of blogs examining where 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. To read…

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TVA: Why are bills so high, when rates are low?

TVA has long touted and been given congratulations on its low rates. But rates are not the whole picture. As a customer, you pay a bill, not a rate, and bills in…

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As expected, TVA utilities respond to the Grid Access Charge with increased fixed fees

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) utilities (known as Local Power Companies or LPCs) are responding to TVA's rate structure change by increasing fixed fees for residential and small commercial customers. This runs contrary…