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SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

TVA to Host Public Event in Nashville Tuesday Around Draft Long-term Energy Plan

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Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865.235.1448, jennifer@cleanenergy.org
Dayna Reggero, Sierra Club, 917-280-6965, daynareggero@gmail.com

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Tuesday, April 21, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will host a public meeting on its draft 2015 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which details how the federal utility will generate electricity in the future. Following TVA’s presentation on the major takeaways from the draft plan, TVA staff will be available to answer questions from the audience. This will be the sixth of seven meetings TVA is hosting across the Tennessee Valley.

Staff from Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Sierra Club will also attend the public meeting and be available for further questions. Members of the press are invited to join more than 100 faith leaders, business owners, students and community members at the 6:30pm press event proceeding the public meeting.

 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Press Event: 6:30pm, Public Meeting: 7:00-8:30pm

 

WHERE: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel (Kirkland/Calhoun Room)

2100 West End Avenue

Nashville, TN, 37203

 

BACKGROUND:

As members of the TVA IRP Working Group, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Sierra Club were closely involved in the two-year planning process leading up to the draft plan. Along with energy industry experts, our groups supplied TVA with established data on clean energy technologies, such as solar, energy efficiency and wind demonstrating how these clean energy resources are the most affordable and prudent choices for generating electricity in the Tennessee Valley.

Although TVA has taken an important step by approaching energy efficiency as an energy resource, the draft plan incorporates several inappropriate adjustments and ultimately represents a missed opportunity to help TVA customers save energy, lower electricity bills and foster a robust, clean energy economy in the Valley. Tuesday night’s event offers a rare opportunity for the public to engage in its energy future. The public comment period for the draft IRP closes on April 27th.

 

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