Advisory: Customers To Gather At TVA Board Meeting Protesting High Bills And Demanding Repeal Of The Grid Access Charge

Guest Blog | August 20, 2018 | Press Releases

Approved by the TVA board in May, dangerous new policy may lead to higher fees and monthly bills for TVA customers


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Wednesday, August 22, the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors is meeting for their first board meeting since they voted in May to approve a misguided new rate structure that will likely continue to further hike bills on the Tennessee Valley’s most vulnerable residents and diminish already-lagging clean energy progress. The vote followed a rushed and inadequate public engagement process, and seemingly ignored previous comments made by customers at TVA board meetings in opposition to the proposal. Frustrated by the continued lack of accountability and responsiveness to the needs and concerns throughout the Valley, customers are again planning to attend and speak at the board meeting this Wednesday, demanding that the grid access charge be repealed. The meeting may be streamed online by clicking HERE.

What: Public Comment at TVA Board of Directors Meeting

Where: TVA West Tower Auditorium, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee

When: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Public listening session which begins at 9:30 a.m. EDT

Visuals/Interviews Available:

Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Elder Jimmy Garland, Tennessee State Conference NAACP Vice President

Joe Eskridge, Tennessee State Conference NAACP Vice President

Other Concerned TVA Customers

The meeting may be streamed online by clicking HERE.