published Thursday, November 15th, 2012

TVA earns $60 million despite drop in sales

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    Tennessee Valley Authority headquarters and TVA logo
    Photo by Miranda Harple

RAINSVILLE, Ala. -- Despite a $727 million drop in power sales in the past year, the Tennessee Valley Authority still managed to cut its wholesale rates and end fiscal 2012 with a net income of $60 million .

TVA Chief Financial Officer John Thomas said today that cheaper fuel and cost cuts adopted by TVA this year helped cut TVA’s wholesale rates by 10 percent in fiscal 2012 compared with the previous year. The drop in costs, however, was offset, in part, by a decline in electricity usage due to the mild weather and economy.

‘”It was a challenging year because of the weather and the sluggishness of the economy,” Thomas told the TVA board today. “But lower commodity prices, managed actions taken by TVA to conserve cash helped our whole rates 10 percent below what we planned.”

about Dave Flessner...

Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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