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Energy Alabama, Center for Biological Diversity, and Appalachian Voices Call for Inspector General Investigation into TVA’s Membership in Utility Air Regulatory Group

Energy Alabama, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Appalachian Voices are calling on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) to open an investigation into TVA’s membership in and use of ratepayer dollars for the Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) and other unincorporated trade groups including the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group …

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Energy Alabama Signs On to Comments Opposing TVA’s NEPA Rule Changes

Energy Alabama, and a host of energy and conservation groups, signed on to comments prepared by the Southern Environmental Law Center opposing changes to TVA’s implementing regulations for the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). Energy Alabama is extremely concerned that TVA’s proposed changes undermine transparency, stifle public involvement in TVA’s decisions, and bestow upon TVA almost …

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How to Go Solar in North Alabama

Ever thought about going solar at your home or business? I often walk outside on a really sunny day and think to myself, “Man, I wish I had solar panels installed already.” So here’s the thing: It really isn’t that hard and the economics are better than they’ve ever been before. Today, let’s learn how to …

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Going Solar in Huntsville vs. Birmingham

Thinking about going solar in Huntsville or Birmingham? One of the many factors in your decision probably has to do with how long it’ll take for your solar power system to pay for itself. Of course, since Huntsville and Birmingham are only about 100 miles apart, you might assume that the timelines are roughly the …

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TVA’s Distributed Generation Integrated Value Report – What It Means

In October, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) released its Distributed Generation Integrated Value Report (DG-IV). Sounds great right? But what does it actually mean? Why was this study done? Good question and we’re glad you asked. TVA has operated a variety of distributed energy programs, mainly for solar, for the last few years. You may …

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TVA’s Integrated Resource Plan – What it Means

Recently the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors approved an updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). That sounds great! But what does it really mean? What is an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)? Most simply, an IRP is a common planning tool in the electricity sector. This planning tool helps utilities look into the future to weigh …

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Let’s Push TVA for a Sustainable Energy Plan for the Future: guest opinion

Let’s Push TVA for a Sustainable Energy Plan for the Future: guest opinion Our CEO, Daniel Tate, shared a guest opinion on AL.com, encouraging the TVA to follow through on their Integrated Resource Plan. A few days ago, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) released its draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). This plan takes a long-term …

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A Pivotal Moment for the Tennessee Valley

A few days ago the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) released its draft of their Integrated Resource Plan. This is a study that takes a long-term look at ways that TVA can meet future demand for electricity in new and innovative ways. The IRP helps TVA better serve their customers by envisioning a generation mix that can …

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