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U.S. House Committee questions TVA on “hindering” distributed solar

The Committee’s letter added that TVA’s customers “pay too much for electricity.” President Biden’s nominees for TVA directors could govern the utility by May, contingent on Senate confirmations.


People on the Move: Encore Renewable Energy, The Brattle Group, ACORE, and more

Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities, and energy transition finance.

Appalachian Power purchases Firefly Energy solar project in Virginia

Recurrent Energy completed the sale of the 150 MWac to Appalachian Power, the utility’s largest solar energy acquisition to date.

Sunrise brief: Massachusetts regulators double solar program target from 1600 to 3200 MW

Also on the rise: Tennessee Valley Authority tries to block solar co-op in its territory. Advice for contractors on how to keep a long-term perspective in these uncertain times. New investor for one of largest solar projects in Indiana. CSP provider Heliogen debuts on the NYSE. Enphase acquisition of ClipperCreek launches company into fast-growing market for EV chargers. And more…

TVA attempts to block solar cooperative

The Tennessee-based power provider is trying to bar approval of a solar co-op in its territory. Project supporters are accusing TVA of protecting a monopoly.


FERC denies utilities’ request to leave TVA

FERC said it lacked authority to grant the request, but is now looking into allegations that TVA retaliated against the petitioners.

Startup round-up: GoSun turns to crowdfunding to help glamping go solar

Also starting up: Vespr wins clean energy award for high-wind panel clamp, and Clearloop aims to enable smaller businesses to invest in solar.

Tennessee utility able to construct solar project thanks to TVA Flexibility Program

The 7.5 MW Dancing Horse Solar project will provide energy to power over 1000 homes across Loudon County and Monroe County, thanks to a recent TVA program that allows member utilities to meet 5% of their electrical need through distributed resources.


‘Take Back TVA’ rally follows Board meeting

Dozens took to the streets to call on greater transparency between TVA and those it serves, voice support for an accelerated decarbonization effort, and to admonish TVA’s handling of coal ash cleanup work.

Electric vehicle battery materials factory to open in Tennessee

Novonix plans to retrofit a Chattanooga, Tennessee General Electric plant to produce 8,000 tons of anode materials annually for electric vehicle batteries and energy storage systems.

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