The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering completing Unit 1 of its Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant before it engages in advanced-reactor technologies. Pending clearance from TVA's board of directors and U.S. regulators, the reactor could be finished and producing electricity by 2018. "In almost any scenario for the future, we are going to need more clean energy, and we think nuclear power has to be part of that mix," said TVA President Tom Kilgore.

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