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TVA taking closer look at energy efficiency

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KNOXVILLE, TN (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority is taking a closer look at energy efficiency as it works on a long-range energy resources plan.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1AijvZ6) reports the federal utility is using advanced computer modeling to determine how valuable energy efficiency will be in meeting its long-term power needs.

The agency's Integrated Resource Plan is being revised to determine how much electricity will be needed over a 20-year period and what resources are needed to provide it.

The updated plan will address changes in the economy and the electric utility industry since the existing energy plan was completed in 2011. TVA officials held a public meeting in Knoxville on Monday about the effort.

TVA is the nation's largest public utility, serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states.

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