The March 4, 2013 speaker was Andrew Kosnaski, TVA Vice President System Planning. The title of his talk was “Power System Planning at TVA”
Andrew Kosnaski is responsible for overseeing “all generation planning activity from week ahead to 20 years ahead for a 36,000 MW utility”. With the changes in wind power, lower cost solar and lower cost natural gas along with a renewed interest in nuclear power and unknown emissions controls
there has probably never been a more volatile time in power generation than the next 20 years. The lower cost of natural gas has resulted in TVA placing more reliance on natural gas and using significantly less coal.
The March 11 speaker was David Bowling, TVA General Manager, Dam Safety Governance and TVA Dam Safety Officer. The title of his presentation was
“TVA’s Dam Safety Program”. The large concrete dams are not a concern to TVA but there are many smaller dams in the TVA watersheds that need to be monitored for their potential hazard and their condition.
On March 18 Robert M. Balzar, TVA Vice President Energy Efficiency Demand Response was the speaker. His topic was “Why is energy efficiency important to electric utility companies”. He is responsible for the planning, design, implementation and verification of TVA’s energy efficiency, demand response, pricing and small scale renewable programs. The Tennessee Valley Authority provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national
average. TVA receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits and also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development. With all the extra things TVA does, it needs to generate power efficiently!
James H. Everett, TVA Manager of River Forecasting Operations Support, was the March 25 speaker. The title of his presentation was “TVA River Operations”. He described the operations of the system of multipurpose dams to achieve a wide variety of benefits including flood-damage reduction, navigation, power production, water quality, water supply, and recreation. River forecasts are used to disseminate information regarding reservoir levels and scheduled water releases to internal and external stakeholders. Information from the forecasts can then be used in a wide variety of decision-support tools, including bulk electric system planning, evaluating thermal cooling needs at TVA coal fired and nuclear plants, emergency management,
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river-shipper planning, recreational user scheduling, etc. TVA in recent years has operated with higher lake levels in the summer- primarily for recreation interests- and is relying on better weather forecasts to prepare for flood control. Flood control is one of the primary reasons for TVA existence and it has had an impact in avoiding the flood damage that made the Tennessee River notorious in the past.
There are three federal agencies involved with navigation on the river. The Corps of Engineers operates the locks and
the Coast Guard maintains the channel markers.