Category: TVA

FOIA Documents Reveal Tennessee Valley Authority’s Role in the Utility Air Regulatory Group

Newly released documents detail the Tennessee Valley Authority’s relationship with the now-defunct Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG). Hundreds of emails, calendar invitations, budget documents, and Hunton Andrews Kurth billing details...

/ April 6, 2021
Jeffrey Lyash TVA CEO, Discusses Potential MLGW defection

TVA green-lights new potential fees on distributed solar by local utilities

TVA has approved a new rate structure which allows the 153 local power companies that buy power from the federal agency to charge new fees to solar customers, according to...

/ February 1, 2021

TVA cuts “flexibility” promises to local power companies by 80%, enters into questionable contracts

Key Points: The Tennessee Valley Authority promised its local distribution utilities the ability to self-generate up to 5% of their own electricity, what it termed “flexibility”, as an incentive to...

/ May 29, 2020
Jeffrey Lyash TVA CEO, Discusses Potential MLGW defection

TVA’s latest long-term partnership contract cedes no ground to local power companies

The Tennessee Valley Authority has ceded practically no ground to local power companies seeking more contract flexibility to manage increased demands for renewable energy from customers, despite requests from the...

/ January 20, 2020
Jeffrey Lyash TVA CEO, Discusses Potential MLGW defection

TVA attempts to chain local power companies to longer contracts in effort to prevent defection risk

New TVA contract could prevent municipal utilities, co-ops from pursuing local renewable energy, storage

/ September 22, 2019