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MLGW Board unanimously rejects 20-year contract with TVA
December 7, 2022

Wednesday morning, Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s Board of Commissioners rejected a 20-year, rolling contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Board Chairman Mitch Graves stated the contract was “too long of an agreement.”

On September 1, after months of public and advisory council meetings, work with consultants, and internal debate, MLGW’s senior leadership, recommended keeping the TVA as the utility’s power supplier. A public review period began after that. MLGW customers and civic organizations representatives shared concerns through email, social media, and public meetings.

MLGW will remain a TVA customer for the foreseeable future.


MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 440,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.

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