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Ameren and EPRI showcase 10 energy startups during “˜Demo Day’

Today, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Incubatenergy Labs program and Ameren Corporation will host "Demo Day 2020" with 10 startup teams showcasing technology innovations as part of the Incubatenergy Labs Challenge 2020.  The teams will present outcomes of their accelerated demonstrations and research projects...
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In a first, TVA to install its own 40-MWh battery storage system

Yesterday, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced the installation of its first owned and operated, grid-scale, battery energy storage system near an industrial complex in Vonore, Tennessee, 35 miles southwest of Knoxville. The Vonore Battery Energy Storage...
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Backed by EPRI, major utilities launch initiative to accelerate economy-wide deep decarbonization

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals...

Breaking: TVA rescinds decision to lay off IT workers, outsource positions

The Tennessee Valley Authority is immediately rescinding a decision to lay off Information Technology (IT) workers as part of a restructuring process announced earlier this year, on the heels of President Donald J. Trump's executive order to...

Trump orders firing of TVA board chair, one member, advocates replacing CEO

In remarks issued Aug. 3, during signing of an executive order to Hire American, U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced he is "taking firm, disciplinary action against the leadership of the Tennessee Valley Authority, which has sadly...
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Trump takes disciplinary action against TVA leadership

President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority claiming it has betrayed American workers. Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing the authority's chair of the...
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TVA offering virtual energy efficiency audits

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said this week that it the first utility in the southeast U.S. to launch virtual home energy evaluations, enabling residents across its seven-state region to gain from energy-saving advice, even during COVID-19. Normally, for an...

Renewable energy champion and former TVA chairman, S. David Freeman has passed away

S. David Freeman passed away at 94 on May 13, 2020. He was a giant in the clean energy field with a stellar career over 50 years. I spoke with Dave routinely every few months. I...
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TVA establishes $2 million COVID-19 Community Care Fund

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), based in Knoxville, announced it will partner with local power companies by providing $2 million in matching funds to support local initiatives that address hardships created by COVID-19 (coronavirus). The initiative is part of...

David Fountain appointed senior vice president and vice general counsel at TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) today announced the appointment of David Fountain as senior vice president and vice general counsel. He will officially join TVA on June 1. In this newly created role, Fountain will oversee the...