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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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SACE's Third Annual "Energy Efficiency in the Southeast" Report: A Solution to Multiple Crises

Just three utilities deliver ~75% of efficiency savings in the Southeast, while some of our biggest utilities do almost nothing. As COVID-19 and the climate crisis intensify energy inequity, we need efficiency…

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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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2020 Electric Transportation Review: Highlights and Winners from the Southeast

2020 saw a number of electric transportation economic development highlights across the Southeast, producing some winning utility engagements and state actions.

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Vogtle Units 3 & 4 (VCM 23): Six more months, $700 million more dollars

Latest round of monitoring construction of nuclear units at Plant Vogtle spotlights a decade of inaccuracies in Commission filings.

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Newest KUB Board member aims to remove barriers and advocate for low-income customers

UPDATE: On January 21, 2021, Claudia Caballero was sworn in as KUB's newest board member. The ACT on KUB coalition came together in the summer of 2020 as a collaborative attempt among…

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South Carolina PSC Courageously REJECTS Dominion IRP

In a rare show of regulatory independence, the SC PSC unanimously voted to reject DESC's IRP - making this the most significant decision handed down by the seven-member PSC so far.

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Update on President Trump's Nominations to TVA Board as U.S. Senate session winds down

There's a chance two nominees for TVA's Board could be voted on by the U.S. Senate before the session ends if they are attached to other legislation, though time is running out.…

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Duke Energy’s Electric Transportation Pilot Gets Green Light in NC

The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved a scaled-back version of Duke Energy’s $76 million Electric Transportation Pilot proposal. The Commission signaled its willingness to consider a second pilot proposal after Duke establishes…

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2019 Rankings: High usage contributes to high electricity bills in Southeast

Last month, October, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) released another year of utility-reported electricity data. The latest annual data is for the calendar year of 2019. Looking at the EIA's tabulation…