Memphis, Tennessee

City Council and MLGW have a Triple Play Opportunity for Memphis

This op-ed, co-written by Memphis resident Pearl Eva Walker, who works on the Memphis Has the Power campaign, and SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen A. Smith originally appeared in Commercial Appeal on September 25, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated Memphis and taken a tragic toll on our community. More than 30,000 Shelby County residents have been sickened by the virus and nearly 450 people have ...

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Real numbers within reach, MLGW Board approves RFP process, awaits Memphis City Council vote

Voting “yes” to an RFP opens the door to MLGW and the City of Memphis to break free from TVA and saving customers money, creating local jobs, attracting billions of dollars of local investment, and dramatically reducing the environmental impact of power generation for Memphians. Today, the Memphis, Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) Board of Commissioners voted to approve a ...

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MLGW needs to search the open market for better options before committing to TVA | Opinion

We need a true request for proposal to determine what open market electricity savings could be before committing to TVA prices. Story Highlights: Karl Schledwitz, chairman and CEO of Memphis-based Monogram Foods, is a co-founder of the civic group $450 million for Memphis, which advocates that Memphis consider alternative sources of power other than TVA. Approximately two years ago, Memphis ...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

With all due respect to The Clash, Memphis has an important decision to make. The City/utility can save hundreds of millions of dollars and receive cleaner energy by leaving TVA for an alternative power supply. SACE filed comments on the MLGW draft long-term resource plan or IRP to help inform that decision. When Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) first ...

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Shelby County Election Commission to pick voting machines after secretive bid process

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Election Commission wants new machines for voters to use by the local August elections and the national elections in November. They have a budget of around $10 million to buy the machines. However, critics have questioned the process for selecting a bid, calling it secretive. A group of local and national advocates and stakeholders ...

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