Tennessee Valley Regional Plan
Requests for Specific Case Studies
Some of the comments received so far that we will explore with
the model are:
- TVA plans have not fully considered the impacts weather
extremes on system loads and may underestimate future peak loads.
- As demonstrated in Texas last year and recently at TVA, the human and
economic impacts of power outages can be large. TVA plans must take into
consideration the risk of natural gas shortages and high natural gas prices
in addition to the uncertainty of resources such as wind and solar. The plan
must explore the risks of the natural gas supply in combination with extreme
- Consider increased installation of utility scale solar
owned by TVA
- Consider increased home solar installations with improved
incentives for grid connect.
- Consider that non-connected home solar applications may
increase with or without TVA incentives with resulting impacts on the TVA
and distributor loads.
- What role should the new small nuclear reactors play in
the long range plan?
We are in the process of setting up the Tennessee Valley
Regional model base case and defining both the options and risks to be
considered in the analysis. We invite you to Join our
team and participate in the analysis and discussions. We look forward to your