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Rebirth for Nuclear Power at TVA

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: August 21st, 2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority says the nation’s first new nuclear reactor in almost 20 years could be producing electricity by the end of 2015. Watts Bar Unit 2 should begin commercial operations between September 2015 and June 2016, most likely by December 2015, TVA said in a quarterly report on the project. It would be... Read more

Power Plants

Rebirth for Nuclear Power at TVA

Published: August 21st, 2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority says the nation’s first new nuclear reactor in almost 20 years could be producing electricity by the end of 2015. Watts Bar Unit 2 should begin commercial operations between September 2015 and... Read more

Smart Grid

Report: Oklahoma's Energy Sector Growing

Published: August 19th, 2014

The surge of distributed generation at Oklahoma oil and gas sites could overwhelm the electric grid, and utilities and other stakeholders need to join forces to ensure the technology doesn’t jeopardize linemen safety or grid reliability.... Read more

Renewable Energy

Minn. Co-ops Push Power to Dairyland

Published: August 15th, 2014

A utility-scale solar field developed by three Minnesota distribution cooperatives is selling electricity to a generation and transmission cooperative in Wisconsin, helping the G&T meet its renewable energy goals. The new Minnesota Three Solar Farm in... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Wildfires Amplify Need to Boost Transmission

Published: August 12th, 2014

After going without power for more than a week during the worst wildfire in Washington’s history, members of one electric cooperative hope elected officials can break an impasse that’s kept a second transmission line from being... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Co-ops Get $230 Million Grid Boost

Published: July 25th, 2014

A Virginia electric cooperative will upgrade its system and help boost the local economy as part of the latest round of electric loan guarantees from the Rural Utilities Service. Crewe-based Southside Electric Cooperative has received a... Read more