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USEC signs to supply TVA reactors:

USEC Inc.`s subsidiary, United States Enrichment Corp., signed a 10-year contract valued at $725 million to supply enriched uranium product to the Tennessee Valley Authority. USEC will provide uranium enrichment services and uranium feed to fuel TVA`s Sequoyah 1 and 2 and Watts Bar 1 commercial nuclear power reactors.

Hourly planning saves TVA millions

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), one of the largest utilities in the United States, has implemented new operations scheduling software for hourly planning. Savings have come from optimizing the schedule to minimize operating costs. Computer simulation has, in a number of cases, encouraged the utility to idle as many as 12 units to achieve significant cost savings while ensuring generation reliability.

TVA to produce radioactive gas for weapons

For the first time in U.S. history, a civilian nuclear plant will be making radioactive tritium for use by the government in manufacturing nuclear weapons. The Tennessee Valley Authority`s (TVA) Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City, Tenn., could begin making tritium as early as 2003, while continuing to generate electricity. TVA`s Sequoyah plant near Chattanooga, Tenn., will serve as a backup. Under the contract, TVA will be reimbursed an estimated $25 million for its preparation efforts in

TVA awards contracts to ABB:

The Tennessee Valley Authority awarded two contracts to ABB Combustion Engineering Nuclear Power Inc. totaling over $85 million. One contract is for primary side steam generator services at the utility`s Sequoyah and Watts Bar Nuclear Generating Plants, located in Soddy-Daisy and Spring City, Tenn. The second contract is for the supply of four replacement steam generators for the utility`s Sequoyah Unit 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

ComEd is Latest to Join Electric Power Grid Consortium

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) recently announced it has joined Purdue University, the University of Tennessee, Fisk University and the Tennessee Valley Authority in the Consortium for the Intelligent Management of the Electric Power Grid (CIMEG). The group has been formed to develop an intelligent management system for the nation`s electric power grid. The system, which would operate in a manner similar to a computer network, would help ensure reliability in times of severe natural disasters or ot

Tennessee Utilities Plan Pilot Communications Project

The Tennessee Valley Authority, Nashville Electric Service (NES) and Lucent Technologies will conduct a pilot project in Tennessee this summer to test remote meter reading and other interactive services. The pilot project, which will use Lucent`s two-way customer communications system, is set to begin in the third quarter and is the first phase of a planned implementation of interactive energy management and remote meter reading systems for Nashville Electric`s more than 296,000 customers. Appro