MLGW could be ‘leaving a lot of value on the table’ with long-term TVA deal

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 02, 2022 11:30 AM CT | Published: September 02, 2022 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Justin J. Pearson of Memphis Community Against Pollution (holding phone) and other public commenters at a Memphis Light, Gas and Water board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1, said his group can&rsquo;t confidently endorse any recommendation yet.</strong> (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

Justin J. Pearson of Memphis Community Against Pollution (holding phone) and other public commenters at a Memphis Light, Gas and Water board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1, said his group can’t confidently endorse any recommendation yet. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

The Tennessee director of the Southern Environmental Law Center said TVA’s proposed agreement make it difficult to change energy providers, and it’s unlikely that MLGW would undergo another evaluation process similar to the current one if it signs a long-term deal. 

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