John McCormick, the TVA senior vice president of river operations, points out where the cracks are on one of the rotors in the underground facility at the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Station. It will take at least 18 months and millions of dollars to get even one of the generating units, which have been offline since March, operational again.
John McCormick, the TVA senior vice president of river operations, points out where the cracks are on one of the rotors in the underground facility at the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Station. It will take at least 18 months and millions of dollars to get even one of the generating units, which have been offline since March, operational again.
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published Monday, November 19th, 2012
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The Tennessee Valley Authority expects to spend $55 million to fix a design flaw at its Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility and may have to delay scheduled closings of some of its oldest coal-fired units while such repairs continue until 2014.

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