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MLConnect Broadband Reaches Further into Rural Areas

TVPPA member Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative (MLEC) is in the process of constructing main line fiber in rural Hickman, Lewis and Perry counties for Meriwether Lewis Connect (MLConnect) with a goal to be doing in-home/business installations of fast, affordable,...

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TVPPA Hot Topics Webinar Series Launches October 26

Join TVPPA for our new "hot topics" webinar series. Launching on Tuesday, October 26 at 10 a.m., this informative series will introduce you to a variety of subject matter experts who will share knowledge and help get you up to speed on a range of emerging topics that...

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2021 Power Play Golf Tournament Winners Announced

Dan Rodamaker of Gibson Electric Membership Corporation, Chip Nanney of Irby Co. and Mark Yates of TVA teamed up to win first place at the 2021 Power Play Golf Tournament.   Held at the Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. on Monday, September 20, the annual...

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TVA Featured on United States Mint 2022 $1 Coin

TVA will be featured on the $1 Coin from the United States Mint (Mint) as part of the designs for the 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The coin series, launched in 2018, honors innovation from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S....

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2021 Lineman Rodeo Held in Jackson, Tenn.

The 2021 Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo, hosted by Jackson Energy Authority, kicked off on Friday, September 17 in Jackson, Tennessee for two days of friendly competition and awards. Lineman apprentices, journeyman teams of three, individual linemen and senior...

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TVPPA Discount on 2022 Fleet Vehicles Now Available

TVPPA members can once again take advantage of great deals on the newest models of fleet vehicles for their organization.  Through our Vehicle Incentive Program, TVPPA offers the lowest available prices on dozens of 2022 vehicles from Nissan, General Motors,and...

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Murphy’s Kernea Receives TVPPA Distinguished Service Award

Larry Kernea, General Manager of Murphy Electric Power Board in Murphy, N.C., was presented with the Richard C. Crawford Distinguished Service Award (DSA) during TVPPA’s 75th Annual Conference in Lexington, Ky. Wes Kelley, President and CEO of Huntsville Utilities and...

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Congratulations to TVPPA 2020 and 2021 Honorary Members

Today we recognized the 2020 and 2021 TVPPA Honorary members at a luncheon at our 75th Annual Conference in Lexington, Ky. These individuals have been integral to the success of the Tennessee Valley’s public power community and contributed to the accomplishments of...

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Congratulations to TVPPA 2021 Certificate Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 certificate recipients honored at the TVPPA Honors Luncheon during our 75th Annual Conference in Lexington, Ky. These individuals were successful in completing TVPPA's Advanced Certified Power Executive and Certified Power Executive...

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TVPPA Reveals New Brand Identity at 75th Annual Conference

TVPPA unveiled a new look with updated branding during the Chairman’s Address at the 75th Annual Conference the morning of Tuesday, August 31. Starting today, you’ll see TVPPA’s all-new logo, fresh colors and modern font on our website, all of our social media as well...

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R&D Committee Advances Seven New Projects

In its August 2 meeting, TVPPA’s R&D Committee prioritized seven distribution-level research projects based on feedback from TVPPA members. After a thorough review, all seven projects were fully funded. They include: Alternatives to Penta Pole Preservation EPRI AMI...

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Summer Issue of TVPPA Magazine Now Available

The latest edition of TVPPA Magazine is now available. With a focus on energy policy, features in this issue dig into the nuts and bolts of the Biden Administration's infrastructure bill; how EV policy can help drive EV adoption; and we introduce the newly elected...

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TVPPA Announces Annual Meeting of Regular Membership

On Monday, July 19, TVPPA sent members an official notice announcing its Annual Meeting of the Association’s regular membership. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. CDT at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Ky. The meeting...

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TVPPA Members Featured in APPA’s Small Town Revitalization Series

Several TVPPA members were featured in this week’s series on small town revitalization efforts in the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Public Power Currents Newsletter. The series focuses on three areas where local power companies make significant contributions to the communities they serve: economic development; employee recruitment and retention; and beautification efforts. In part one […]

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Introducing the EO&T Keynote Comedian Speaker!

TVPPA’s Engineering, Operations, & Technology Conference is just around the corner! We are excited to introduce our members to keynote speaker, Garrison Wynn with his comedic presentation, Influencing Safety for TVPPA’s first in person conference since 2020. In...

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A Scaled Back Valley Rally for a Year in Transition

Since 2018, TVPPA has hosted the Valley Rally, an annual opportunity for local power company leaders to meet and strengthen relationships with members of the Tennessee Valley’s Congressional delegation. Last year’s event took on a new flavor as the world turned to...

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