TVA Preparing 20-year Power, Resources Plans

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority will be
holding a series of public meetings on planning for electricity
production and natural resources for the next two decades.

This will be the federal agency's first integrated resources plan since 1995. Due for completion in 2011, the report will chart TVA's energy options and land and lake management practices through 2029.

The first public meeting will be July 20 in Nashville, followed by sessions in Chattanooga; Knoxville; Huntsville, Ala.; Hopkinsville, Ky.; Starkville, Miss.; and finally Memphis on Aug. 6.

Consumers and stakeholders also can fill out a questionnaire with suggestions for the agency at

TVA provides electricity to nearly 9 million consumers in seven
Southeastern states, while also managing flooding, navigation and
shoreline protection for the Tennessee River system.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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