Tennessee Valley Authority envisions no major new plants

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority have approved a 20-year-plan that includes no new major generating plants.

This comes after the TVA Board voted in February of this year to close the paradise fossil plant in Muhlenberg County.

The Chattanooga times free press reports the plan envisions getting more power from existing nuclear—gas and hydro-electric units. It also includes more solar, backed up by improved energy storage and other new technologies.

Environmental groups say they’re disappointed with the plan because it doesn’t do enough to encourage rooftop solar energy.

TVA is the nation’s largest public utility providing power to more than 10 million people in parts of seven southern states.

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