KNOXVILLE — Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority today heard a staff recommendation to cut electricity growth in the region by about 30 percent over the next five years.
The TVA board will vote next month on a draft plan to promote energy conservation during peak demand periods through education, time-of-date rates and other new incentives.
The goal of the proposed energy efficiency plan is to cut TVA’s peak electricity demand by 1,400 megawatts by the end of fiscal 2012.
“We have listened to ideas from experts and suggestions offered by the public and will work closely with our customers in finishing these staff proposals,” TVA President Tom Kilgore said.
TVA also heard proposals today to promote more generation from renewable fuels, but the agency is not ready to commit to a specific target for renewable energy, Mr. Kilgore.
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