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Clarksville Department of Electricity will host “Understanding Your Electric Bill” Meeting, February 10th

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – High electric bills over the past two months have been a concern for some Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE Lightband) customers.

Due to continued interest in this matter, CDE Lightband management has made the decision to host a public meeting to address customer concerns. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Department of Electricity addresses high electric bills

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – High electric bills continue to be a concern for Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE Lightband) customers.

CDE wants to assure you that they only bill for the amount of electricity that flows through your meter, which they read each and every month, whether physically or electroncially. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Montgomery County Schools to start one hour late Friday, January 24th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – At the request of TVA and the Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE), Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools will be starting one hour late tomorrow to reduce the demand on electricity for the community during this peak time of usage.

Staff are to report on time.

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TVA moves forward with Plans to Increase Solar Energy Capacity, Expand Renewable Programs

 

Tennessee Valley Authority - TVAChattanooga, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority is taking steps that could significantly increase TVA’s solar energy capacity in 2014 while ensuring TVA’s green power programs remain sustainable and cost effective.

TVA is offering a total of 126 megawatts of renewable capacity in the coming year through a variety of power-purchasing programs for homes, businesses and commercial installations, marking a 7 percent increase over 2013.

TVA will be adding capacity and reducing pricing incentives to reflect lower technology costs for generators and to support lower electric rates for the Tennessee Valley’s 9 million residents. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam makes appointments to Higher Education Boards

 

Robert Fisher of Clarksville Tennessee among those Appointed

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced the appointments of eight new members and five re-appointments to Tennessee’s higher education boards as well as the selection of the chair of Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR).

Robert Fisher, Pam Koban and Keith Wilson will serve on THEC. Brad Lampley, Bonnie Lynch, Sharon Pryse and Thaddeus Wilson will serve as new members of the University of Tennessee (UT) Board of Trustees. Deanna Wallace will join TBR as a new member. Cato Johnson was elected chair of THEC, and Emily Reynolds was elected vice-chair of TBR. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville City Council Session August 1st Recap – Part I

 

Clarksville City Council - Ward 10Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in its usual first Thursday of the month voting session. As I had mentioned in comments of the agenda that I sent out, there were an assortment of issues to address. This is Part I of my report.

Ordinance 5-2013-14 (Funding new LED street lights with Conservation Bonds)

In this project the mayor wants to use/spend $1.2 million in Treasury backed bonds to buy 765 LED replacement streetlights. Energy savings are projected to bring a payback in just under 16 years. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville City Council Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Update, May 25th 2013

 

Clarksville City Council - Ward 10Clarksville, TN – This is the third installment on topics and issues concerning the proposed FY 2014 city budget. Department directors have been working to gather information to questions we posed during the two budget work sessions.

Proposed New Park – Ward 10: Those that have followed my efforts on the council know that one of the items on my long “to do” list was to establish a city park in the ward.  If you look at the location of city parks in Clarksville, you will see they are clustered to the western side of the city, with many of those located in or around the old city center.

Proposed New Park – Ward 10

Proposed New Park – Ward 10

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Akebono Brake Corporation announces Clarksville plant expansion

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN -  Just when you thought there wouldn’t be any good news on the jobs front, comes the announcement of new jobs and a plant expansion in Clarksville/Montgomery County.

Akebono Brake Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., a global provider of advanced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and braking solutions to the world’s automotive industry, announced on January 9, 2013 that it will be moving forward on an $82 million expansion of its Clarksville, TN location.  This will also mean approximately 94 additional jobs to the community. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Announces Next Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Cycle

 

Funding Helps Promote Energy Efficiency Projects, Benefiting the Environment and Bottom Line

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced a second offering of the Clean Tennessee Energy Grants, totaling $2.25 million to fund energy efficiency projects for municipal governments, county governments, utility districts, and other similar entities across Tennessee.

Funding for the projects comes from an April 2011 Clean Air Act settlement with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Under the Consent Decree, Tennessee will receive $26.4 million over five years to fund clean air programs in the state (at approximately $5.25 million per year). As part of the grant program’s initial offering, a total of $5.3 million in Clean Energy Grants was awarded in 2012 to a variety of projects within state government, municipalities, utilities, state colleges and universities and communities throughout the state. «Read the rest of this article»

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TVA invests in education partnership through STEM Academy at Kenwood High School

 

Tennessee Valley AuthorityClarksville TN – Tennessee Valley Authority representatives will be presenting a $1,000 financial donation to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy at Kenwood High School on November 19th at 10:00am.

TVA became a partner in education at Kenwood along with the Clarksville Department of Electricity last school year.  STEM Academy Administrator Christi Fordham noted, “We are exceptionally grateful for this financial support, which will give our students even greater opportunities to learn from our community in solving real world problems outside of the classroom.  Our students have richer educational experiences through being able to get out into the field and learn from community and industry experts; this support from TVA will provide us with the resources needed to generate these opportunities.” «Read the rest of this article»

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