First public bidder for MLGW electricity contract is familiar name

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 16, 2022 12:01 PM CT | Published: June 14, 2022 6:49 PM CT
<strong>Franklin L. Haney Sr. (shown at the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in Hollywood, Ala.) and his Nuclear Development LLC planned to buy the plant in 2018 and establish a contract with MLGW. The process ultimately failed in a federal court ruling, but kickstarted MLGW&rsquo;s yearslong search for a new electric provider.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

Franklin L. Haney Sr. (shown at the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in Hollywood, Ala.) and his Nuclear Development LLC planned to buy the plant in 2018 and establish a contract with MLGW. The process ultimately failed in a federal court ruling, but kickstarted MLGW’s yearslong search for a new electric provider. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

At a meeting Tuesday, local residents in favor of a split from the Tennessee Valley Authority criticized MLGW’s bid process — and learned who submitted at least one of the power proposals. 

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MLGW MLGW TVA contract Franklin Haney MISO Van Turner City Council GDS Associates Sierra Club Friends of the Earth J.T. Young

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