The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Regional Energy Resource Council will conduct a webinar on Monday, May 2, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon EDT, to discuss TVA’s potential sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear site located near Hollywood, Alabama.
The council is chartered under the laws of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). It provides advice to the federal utility.
The TVA board of directors could decide by May 5 on whether to sell the nuclear plant site. The board is scheduled to meet May 5. TVA recently released a summary of comments it received from the public. TVA recently held a public comment period that ended March 18.
In a nutshell, there were 39 public comments in favor of TVA selling the property; two conditionally supported the sale; 28 wanted TVA to retain the property and 10 were uncertain.
Some elected officials want the site sold to another party that will complete the power plant. Several environmental groups would like to see TVA keep the 1,600-acre site and develop renewable energy projects on it.
TVA’s 2015 Integrated Resource Plan forecasts no need for the type of large, baseload power generation offered by the unfinished nuclear units, leading TVA leadership to encourage public input on whether it should sell the property
The webinar is open to the public. The public may register for the webinar by phone or email. Contact Beth Keel (865) 632-6113 or email email@example.com for registration information.
No public comments will be accepted during the webinar. However, written comments can be sent to the RERC through TVA’s website (www.tva.com/rerc) or by mail to: Regional Energy Resource Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive, WT-11 B, Knoxville, TN 37902.