Power Play Association Awards 30 Scholarships

The Power Play Scholarship Association presented $2,000 scholarships to each of 30 recipients during a May 6 luncheon in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Each year since 1995, the Association has awarded grants to TVPPA-member utility staffers’ college-bound dependents. This...

Correction

Hopkinsville, Ky., ES General Manager Jeff Hurd was misidentified on page 4 of in the most recent issue of TVPPA News magazine (Vol. 70, No. 2). TVPPA News magazine regrets the error and is happy to make the correction.

Jackson EA’s Darby, Nashville ES Team Place in APPA Rodeo

A seasoned team of Nashville ES journeymen and an apprentice from Jackson, Tenn., EA were the Valley’s top finishers in the recent APPA Lineman Rodeo. The Nashville ES team of Tommy Barksdale, Cody Roberts, Timmy Sanford and Michael Shannon placed fourth in the...

MLGW Invites RFPs For IRP

Memphis LG&W has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). According to an April 8 news release, MLGW’s aim is to “accurately determine the most viable options should the utility elect to procure electricity from sources other...

Alexander, Blackburn, Congressmen Decry Proposed TVA Transmission Sale

U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn are among seven members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation who’ve gone on record opposing the proposed sale of TVA’s transmission assets. For the second straight year, the federal budget proposal put forward by the...

Five TVPPA Members Win RP3 Recognition

Five TVPPA-member utilities have won Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA). Bristol, Tenn., ES; Columbus, Miss., L&W; Huntsville, Ala., Utilities and Ripley, Tenn., P&L were accorded Diamond status (98...