Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for Tennessee Governor Karl Dean

This post is the thirteenth post in a series of blogs examining where 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. To read the candidate profile for Republican Nominee for Tennessee Governor, Bill Lee, click here. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

This post is the twelfth post in a series of blogs examining where 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. To read the candidate profile for Democratic Nominee for Tennessee Governor, Karl Dean, click here. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support […]

TVA: Why are bills so high, when rates are low?

TVA has long touted and been given congratulations on its low rates. But rates are not the whole picture. As a customer, you pay a bill, not a rate, and bills in our region are among the highest in the nation. You have probably wondered more than once, “Why is my electricity bill so high, […]

As expected, TVA utilities respond to the Grid Access Charge with increased fixed fees

TVA utilities are responding to TVA’s rate structure change by increasing fixed fees for residential and small commercial customers. This runs contrary to TVA’s claims that these customers would see little to no impact on their bills. However, this is the simplest and least-risky for Local Power Companies (LPCs) to pass through TVA’s new Grid Access Charge (GAC) through to their customers. (LPCs are the utilities that supply power to the residential and small commercial customers across TVA’s system and are required to purchase all their power from TVA at wholesale rates.)