Hydroelectricity option at TVA dam

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Greene County Commission has voted to explore the possibility of generating hydroelectric power with a 75-foot water wheel at Nolichucky Dam.

The commission will join Energy Systems Group, or ESG, for the project.

The dam, which has not been used to generate power since the early 1970s, is owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

According to The Greeneville Sun, County Mayor Alan Broyles said legislators at the state and federal level are excited about the concept.

Danny Price, a field representative for Republican U.S. Rep. Phil Roe of Johnson City, told the commission Monday that Roe supports the project and will work with TVA on it.

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(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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