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TVA Nuclear Unit Ready for License

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: August 24th, 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority has formally asked federal regulators to issue an operating license for the first nuclear power unit to be built in the United States in a generation. The nation’s largest public power provider submitted its request August 12 to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, saying work at its Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor... Read more

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TVA Nuclear Unit Ready for License

Published: August 24th, 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority has formally asked federal regulators to issue an operating license for the first nuclear power unit to be built in the United States in a generation. The nation’s largest public power provider... Read more

Renewable Energy

Great River Energy Adds to Biofuels

Published: August 7th, 2015

An electric cooperative will benefit from a new North Dakota biofuels refinery, which is in full commercial operation. The Dakota Spirit AgEnergy plant in Jamestown is using heat and steam generated by the adjacent Spiritwood Station,... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

USDA Awards $350 Million in Loans

Published: July 30th, 2015

Electric cooperatives in 13 states will get more than $349 million in federal loans to build or improve nearly 1,850 miles in transmission and distribution lines. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the loans July... Read more

Renewable Energy

Minn. Co-op Inks City Solar Deal

Published: July 29th, 2015

If developing solar projects becomes a sport, a Minnesota electric cooperative is positioned to pull off a hat trick. Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association is working with the city of Rockford to deploy solar arrays on two... Read more

Renewable Energy

Buyer Beware on Solar Sales Pitches

Published: July 27th, 2015

Solar sales representatives falsely claiming to be from Hawaii’s only electric cooperative have officials working hard to make sure members know the co-op is not involved. “We’re receiving an increasing number of reports about aggressive or... Read more