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Wed May 29, 2019, 01:51 AM

Leaving TVA Could Free up Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Funds for Infrastructure Improvements

Switching to another power supplier could help Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) save money in one area, and invest in another, such as infrastructure, which could reduce power outages in the long run, says Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.

After heavy storms hit Memphis on May 18th, approximately 27,000 MLGW customers were without power and some didn't have it restored until Tuesday, May 21st. Strickland said in his weekly newsletter last week that that’s “unacceptable.”

“First, let’s talk about power outages,” Strickland wrote. “We had too many of them for too long after Saturday night’s storm. It’s unacceptable. So, how to fix it?”

The mayor said the city’s electric infrastructure is “old and in dire need of an overhaul.”

Read more: https://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlog/archives/2019/05/28/leaving-tva-could-free-up-mlgw-funds-for-infrastructure-improvements

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tirebiter May 2019 #1

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Wed May 29, 2019, 05:13 AM

1. Any other time I wouldn't worry so much about privatization of the TVA.

But this time...

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