TVA to review power, natural-resource options
TVA 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:
- Monday, July 20 − Ellington Agricultural Center, Ed Jones Auditorium, 440 Hogan Rd., Nashville
- Tuesday, July 21 − University of Tennessee Chattanooga, University Center, Chattanooga Room, 642A E. 5th St., Chattanooga
- Thursday, July 23 − Pellissippi State University, College Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Rd., Knoxville
- Tuesday, July 28 − Marriott at the Space Center, Salons A-C, 5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Ala.
- Thursday, July 30 − James E. Bruce Convention Center, Ballrooms 1-2, 303 Conference Center Dr., Hopkinsville, Ky.
- Tuesday, Aug. 4 − Mississippi State University, Colvard Student Union, Union Ballroom Section M, 310 E. Lee Blvd., Starkville, Miss.
- Thursday Aug. 6 − Bridges Center, High Adventure Room, 477 N. 5th St., Memphis
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.