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Watts Bar Nuclear Unit Splits Atoms

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: May 26th, 2016

More than 40 years after the project kicked off, Unit 2 at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar nuclear reactor is splitting atoms. TVA authorities reported what they called “a milestone” when the reactor achieved its first sustained nuclear fission at 2:16 a.m. EDT on May 23. That means the unit, near Spring City in... Read more

Power Plants

Watts Bar Nuclear Unit Splits Atoms

Published: May 26th, 2016

More than 40 years after the project kicked off, Unit 2 at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar nuclear reactor is splitting atoms. TVA authorities reported what they called “a milestone” when the reactor achieved its... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Natural Gas at Co-op's Front Door

Published: May 24th, 2016

If there’s natural gas right outside your front door, why not use it to generate electricity? That’s exactly what one Kentucky electric cooperative is planning to do. “Given the availability of a natural gas pipeline directly... Read more

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Co-op Loans on RUS Anniversary

Published: May 23rd, 2016

Eighty years after its founding, the program that moved rural America down the path toward electrification is still working with electric cooperatives to power communities across the country. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said May 20 that... Read more

Renewable Energy

Indiana Co-ops Ink Wind Energy Deal

Published: May 19th, 2016

Electric cooperatives in Indiana will soon have access to 100 megawatts of wind energy under a power purchase agreement recently announced by two G&Ts. Wabash Valley Power Association in Indianapolis and Bloomington-based Hoosier Energy will begin... Read more

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TVA to Assess Small Nuke Units

Published: May 17th, 2016

The Tennessee Valley Authority is taking the first steps toward developing a new generation of small nuclear reactors that proponents say are more versatile and less costly than traditional units. TVA said May 13 it has... Read more