NUCLEAR: The TVA reactor that started generating power for the first time last Friday shuts down over turbine system issues with no scheduled restart. (Platts)

ALSO: Georgia Power warns it may miss the latest target for completing its two reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle. (WABE Public Radio)

COAL ASH: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory explains why he’s opposed to legislation he just vetoed and is likely to be overriden. (WNCN)

Local residents differ over the projected sight and sound impacts of a proposed wind farm in Cumberland County, Tennessee. (Crossville Chronicle)
• A Duke Energy biologist works to reconcile bats and wind turbine operations. (The Wall Street Journal)

Asheville, North Carolina’s aspirations to reduce its dependence on power generated with fossil fuels collide with reality. (ClimateWire)
• The operator of the liquefied natural gas export terminal in Louisiana promotes its safety protocols. (EnergyWire)

ACTIVISM: Opponents of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Virginia plant “seeds of resistance.” (The News & Advance)

ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION: The “Shaping Our Appalachian Region” initiative in Kentucky strives to replace lost coal jobs with technology opportunities. (Government Technology)

SOLAR: Declining costs are projected to boost demand for residential systems in North Carolina and other states through 2022. (Solar Novus Today)

PIPELINES: A labor leader in West Virginia hits the airwaves to promote construction jobs tied to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (West Virginia Metro News)

EFFICIENCY: Richmond, Virginia’s utilities director opts to shift back to standard bulbs from solar-powered street lights. (Richmond Free Press)

UTILITIES: Virginia Beach, Virginia strives to help struggling residents to pay their energy utility bills. (Virginian-Pilot)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Officials say construction of a facility in Nashville, Tennessee to generate power from garbage is on schedule to open by year’s end. (Renewable Energy From Waste)

• Dominion Resources’ plan to use its utility’s ratepayers as a customer base for its proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is conflict of interest and a violation of federal antitrust laws. (Power for the People VA blog)
• The “new” Watts Bar 2 nuclear reactor at the TVA is a big step toward cleaner power in the Southeast. (Georgia Tech Amplifier)

Jim Pierobon, a policy, marketing and social media strategist, was a founding contributor to Southeast Energy News. He passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in 2018.

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