July 2009

Across TVA


TVA to review power, natural-resource options

photoTVA will chart its options for generating electricity and managing natural resources for the next 20 years in a new Integrated Resource Plan called TVA’s Environmental and Energy Future.

The plan will outline various sources for producing electricity, their costs and reliability, and their potential impacts on the environment. It also will review ways to conserve and manage natural resources and consider types of viable renewable generation that are available. TVA will conduct meetings in July and August to get public input on TVA’s natural-resource management activities and on power-source options. The goal is to ensure a reliable supply of electricity for the future with minimal environmental impacts.

Additional information, including a link to a schedule of Integrated Resource Plan public meetings throughout the Tennessee Valley, is available on TVA’s Web site at www.tva.gov/irp. All meetings will be held from 4-8 p.m. local time. The meeting schedule is as follows:

Kingston public meeting held on ash-spill recovery efforts


Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ Deborah McFalls (left) talks with a local resident at a public meeting June 23 to discuss the progress of recovery efforts at the Kingston Fossil Plant ash-spill site. Representatives from TVA, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry talked with area residents. In addition, officials conducted a public listening session, which gave the public an opportunity to ask questions and share their views.