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SACE files response to TVA in FERC transmission access case

Back in January, four of TVA's local power company (LPC) customers filed a complaint at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the ability to pay TVA to use its transmission lines…

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TVA Lost Its Way on Energy Efficiency, Now It's Dragging Southeast Down and Pushing Customer Bills Up

TVA was once a symbol of progress, but in recent years has gutted its energy efficiency offerings. Instead of holding the Southeast back, it's time TVA embraced a bold new vision for…

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TVA offers to use customer money to pay utility legal fees for support of TVA monopoly

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation's largest public power utility. It is owned by the federal government but operates solely on revenues from electricity customers across the Tennessee Valley. And we…

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FERC complaint filed against TVA could allow customers access to cheaper, cleaner power

On Monday, January 11, 2021, several LPCs filed a FPA complaint at FERC against TVA. Here we'll breakdown the alphabet soup and explain why this has the potential to fundamentally change the…

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Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast: TVA's stalled decarbonization disadvantages the Tennessee Valley

SACE tracks carbon emissions and planned generation in its annual report entitled "Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast" to answer the question of whether or not the power sector is decarbonizing at a…

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TVA Bait and Switch: Says local utilities can self-generate 5% of energy, then offers program that only allows 1-2%

Update: Since this blog was published TVA adjusted the rules of its Flexibility Program to multiply solar capacity by a factor of 0.4 so that LPCs can generate up to 3% of…

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Untax the Sun -- Solar For ALL of Alabama

Alabama Power places an unfair tax on customers that use solar power. Solar power should be available to ALL of Alabama – free from unfair taxation!

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TVA Proposes to Axe Customer Solar Program

On November 8, SACE submitted comments to TVA on their proposal to do away with a program that compensates customers for solar generated at their house or business and replace it with…

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Another classic case of doublespeak from a Southeast utility –– this time it's Alabama Power

Alabama Power packages solar capacity approved four years ago into current proposal for gas plants.

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TVA Board votes to keep rates flat, but customer bills could still rise

Board of Directors approved TVA's budget and long-term resource plan today. The budget stops annual rate increases, at least in the near term, but does not address high bills. The resource plan…