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VOL. 126 | NO. 30 | Monday, February 14, 2011

TVA Customers to See Fuel Cost Increase in March

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KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Valley Authority residential bills will increase on average by up to $3.50 a month in March to pay another fuel cost increase.

The utility said in a statement Friday that a planned unit outage at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant during March will require the use of more expensive fuels to generate electricity during the month.

During nuclear plant outages, there is increased use of more expensive coal-fired power plants.

For an average home using 1,000 kilowatt-hours a month, power bills for March will be $1.50 to $3.50 higher than bills for February.

A drop in fuel costs in February reduced residential bills by about $1.50.

TVA supplies power to nearly 9 million people in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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