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TVA CEO Johnson highlights efforts, economic development impact

Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson is making a couple of stops in Tupelo today, bringing updates about the utility’s efforts to cut costs and to better serve the public. He also talked about the TVA’s economic development efforts. A few highlights of our interview with Johnson: In 2014 alone, TVA helped attract or maintain […]

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TVA asks customers to conserve as cold wave hits

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking its more than 9 million customers to conserve energy as the coldest temperatures in more than a year hit tonight and last through Friday. TVA is asking all consumers – residential, commercial and industrial customers – to “ensure that safe and reliable electricity is available.” Peak power demand is expected Thursday […]

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Three Rivers’ Kelley named among top 50 economic developers

Three Rivers Planning and Development District Executive Director Vernon R. “Randy” Kelley III has been named one of North America’s top 50 economic developers for 2015. Kelley was named to the list by Consultant Connect, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based consulting agency that links economic developers and site consultants. The economic developers selected were nominated by their […]

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KiOR says Mississippi scared off potential buyer for Columbus plant

Mississippi scared off a potential buyer for KiOR’s plant in Columbus, the Associated Press reports: The financier of a shuttered biofuel refinery is asking a Mississippi state court judge to name a receiver for the company’s Columbus plant, at the same time that he’s accusing the state of scaring off a potential buyer. Companies controlled […]

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TVA asking for voluntary reduction in electricity use

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking residential, commercial and industrial electric power customers to voluntarily reduce their use until Thursday afternoon as frigid temperatures sweep through the Valley, putting higher demand on the grid.  All of TVA’s available generating resources are being used to meet the peak power demand. TVA’s bulk electric system remains secure […]

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Report: Miss. electric co-ops don’t have a lot of spare cash

From Jeff Amy of the Associated Press: A review of Mississippi’s 25 electrical cooperatives shows that the utilities have relatively little spare cash that they should be refunding to customers. The review followed claims by Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley that cooperatives had $160 million in cash. It turns out much of that […]

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TVA: $1.2B in investment and 4,700 jobs in Miss.

The Tennessee Valley Authority says its economic development efforts were successful in attracting and retaining more than 60,300 jobs and spurring a record $8.5 billion in business investments in the TVA region in fiscal year 2014. In Mississippi, TVA said its efforts resulted in 4,700 jobs and $1.2 billion in investment. Last year, TVA said across the valley […]

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