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Joining TVPPA

As an Affiliate or Associate TVPPA member, you become a part of public power serving more than 8.7 million consumers in the Tennessee Valley. Since the mid-1930s, consumer-owned utilities have been major contributors to the quality of life enjoyed by Tennessee Valley residents. Organizations like yours are an essential part of those utilities' success.

TVPPA has additional membership opportunities through Affiliate and Associate memberships. For information on each, see the chart below. For detailed information and to request a membership kit, please complete our online form.

What are the benefits of joining? Click here for Affiliate. Click here for Associate.

Already know that you want to become a member? Simply download the form and submit it to TVPPA.

NOTE: Associate and Affiliate membership applications must be reviewed and approved by the TVPPA Board of Directors.

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Associate Member Benefits

  • Education & Training: As an Associate Member, you receive the same reduced rates regular TVPPA members receive for training. A complete up-to-date calendar of available courses and certification programs can be found here. Click on the training link. You’ll find it easy to keep up with current classes when you receive your complimentary subscription to the Resource training newsletter published each month.

  • Conferences: Expand your knowledge further by attending a TVPPA conference. Throughout the year, TVPPA offers conferences related to engineering and operations, human resource management, customer service and communications, accounting and finance, safety and, most recently, an annual purchasing workshop. In May of each year, we hold our Annual Conference — our biggest event. Associate members may attend at the reduced regular member rates. Many conferences also afford the opportunity for sponsorships and exhibit space. For details on upcoming conferences, click here. You’ll also receive advance conference notification through the mail for all TVPPA conferences, and Associate members receive a 10 percent discount on exhibit and display space costs,

  • TVPPA News magazine: There’s no better way to keep up with the electric utility industry in the Tennessee Valley than by reading TVPPA News magazine. Published by the Association for its members, TVPPA News will keep you informed of recent events in the electric utility industry affecting TVPPA members. You’ll also gain insight into the TVPPA membership through utility spotlights, feature articles and a variety of other content directly related to the Valley's 155 publicly owned electric utilities.

  • Annual Directory & Buyers Guide: Developing a targeted marketing campaign? Visiting a TVPPA member-manager and don’t know what to expect? On the road to visit a TVPPA regular member and need a contact name and number? Do you have an e-mail to send out to specific contacts at all the utilities in the Valley? There’s no better resource than the annual TVPPA Directory. Packed full of utility contact information and statistics, it’s an invaluable tool to keep if you plan on reaching the electric utility industry in the Tennessee Valley. A complimentary copy is provided annually to each Associate Member and reduced rates are available for extra copies.

  • Discount Advertising: An important aspect of marketing to our industry is through print advertising. Associate members gain a quick return on their investment through discount advertising rates.

  • TVPPA values your support of the Association. We publish, annually, a list of all Associate members in TVPPA News magazine. You’ll find a descriptive listing of your company within the annual Directory. The TVPPA website contains a complete list of current Associate members. Visiting a TVPPA conference? Your name badge will proudly display an Associate Member ribbon. TVPPA values all our members. Your support allows us to provide a variety of important products and services to the electric utilities in the Tennessee Valley.

Affiliate Member Benefits

  • Education & Training: As an Affiliate Member, you receive the same reduced rates regular TVPPA members receive for training. A complete up-to-date calendar of available courses and certification programs can be found here. Click on the training link. You’ll find it easy to keep up with current classes when you receive your complimentary subscription to the Resource training newsletter published each month.

  • Conferences: Expand your knowledge further by attending a TVPPA conference. Throughout the year, TVPPA offers conferences related to engineering and operations, human resource management, customer service and communications, accounting and finance, safety, and most recently, an annual purchasing workshop. In May we hold our Annual Conference — our biggest event. Affiliate** members may attend at the reduced regular member rates. Many conferences also afford the opportunity for sponsorships and exhibit space. For details on upcoming conferences, click here. You’ll also receive advance conference notification through the mail for all TVPPA conferences.

  • TVPPA News Magazine*: There’s no better way to keep up with the electric utility industry in the Tennessee Valley than by reading TVPPA News magazine. Published by the Association for its members, TVPPA News will keep you informed of recent events in the electric utility industry affecting TVPPA members. You’ll also gain insight into the TVPPA membership through utility spotlights, feature articles and a variety of other content directly related to the Valley's 155 publicly owned electric utilities.

  • Annual Directory & Buyers Guide*: Visiting a TVPPA member-manager and don’t know what to expect? On the road to visit a TVPPA regular member and need a contact name and number? Do you have an e-mail to send out to specific contacts at all the utilities in the Valley? There’s no better resource than the annual TVPPA Directory. Packed full of utility contact information and statistics, it’s an invaluable tool to keep if you plan on reaching the electric utility industry in the Tennessee Valley. A complimentary copy is provided annually to each Affiliate Member and reduced rates are available for extra copies.

  • Insurance**: Affiliate members are eligible for inclusion in the Distributors Insurance Company program — tailored specifically for the electric utility industry and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TVPPA. For details, please visit www.distributors-insurance.com.

  • TVPPA values your support of the Association. We publish, annually, a list of all Affiliate members in TVPPA News magazine. You’ll find a descriptive listing of your organization within the Annual Directory. The TVPPA website, www.tvppa.com, contains a complete list of current Affiliate members. Visiting a TVPPA conference? Your name badge will proudly display an Affiliate Member ribbon. TVPPA values all our members. Your support allows us to provide a variety of important products and services to the electric utilities in the Tennessee Valley.

 

 

* Quantity of complimentary subscriptions is based on level of participation.

** Applicable to Affiliate levels 1-4. Not available for Affiliate level 5.