In an interview with the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson said the TVAâs nuclear âperformance is not where it needs to be,â the paper reports.
"We are making progress," he said. "It's slow. One of my objectives is to make it run and run well."
Johnson said nuclear expansion may be in order in the near future, with the retirement of coal plant. Such expansion, he told the Times Free Press, could include restarting construction at Bellefonte or innovations in the field of small modular reactors, on which, he said, TVA may have a particular advantage because of its statutory duties for technological innovation, according to the paper.
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