Subscribers only

Complex battle over MLGW electric power contract intensifies on multiple fronts

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 11, 2020 9:55 AM CT | Published: May 11, 2020 4:00 AM CT

The MLGW contract with TVA to supply all of its electric power goes back to the Great Depression. The contract is in play with some concerted lobbying efforts that have drawn the ire of at least one City Council member and some interesting filings in two federal courts.


MLGW TVA contract Susan Adler Thorp Steven Reid Van Turner Bellefonte Nuclear Plant Nuclear Development Subscriber Only

Thank you for supporting local journalism.

Subscribers to The Daily Memphian help fund our newsroom of over 37 full-time, local journalists plus more than 20 freelancers, all of whom work around the clock to cover the issues impacting our community. Subscriptions - and donations - also help fund our community access programs which provide free access to K-12 schools, senior-living facilities and more. Thank you for making our work possible.

Bill Dries on demand

Never miss an article. Sign up to receive Bill Dries' stories as they’re published.

Enter your e-mail address

Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


Reading comments and joining the conversation are some of the many benefits of subscribing. Join the conversation by clicking the View Comments button below. Not a subscriber? Click here. 

Our commenting policy can be viewed here