TVA – still silent on Google deal after 4 months

October 21, 2015

After the party was over, so to speak, over the major location of one of Google’s data warehouses in Stevenson, Alabama, there was reason to celebrate about a $600 million investment. The little town of 2000 people with shock and awe is just beginning to realize their community will be drastically changed but will be forever grateful to Google. But that is not the issue here.

While the noise of the Google selection can be heard all over the world, one wonders how TVA got to this place. There has not been a murmur from TVA about the deal they concocted with Google. What were the concessions? How much did Google pay for their so-called easement? Should TVA be penalized for breaking a statutory rule of avoiding the bidding process of federal property?

The absence of answers to those questions and more from TVA indicate some kind of cover up. When added to the fact that after scouring the Internet and finding only two sites that were related directly to TVA’s deal with Google, it was to my dismay both sites had been taken down and were not available.

As recently as today (Oct. 21), TVA’s site revealed nothing about the deal between TVA and Google. Is this just another secret deal of incentives by TVA? Surely, TVA ratepayers want to know since they have to pay for all of TVA’s excursions.

Norsworthy Opinion

emnorsworthy@earthlink.net

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