‘Black Hawk Down’ General to Keynote Safety & Security

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Harrell, the Special Forces ground commander in the battle depicted in the film Black Hawk Down, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at  TVPPA’s 2019 Utility Safety & Security Conference. The conference is set for...

TVPPA, TVA Roll Out October Toolkits

TVPPA’s Communications Advisory Group (CAG) and TVA communicators have built online toolkits for use by TVPPA-member utilities in October. October is National Co-op Month, while municipal utilities nationwide will mark Public Power Week Oct. 6-12. TVPPA Vice President...

TVPPA Reboots Member Forum

TVPPA has rebooted the Member Forum on its website, tvppa.com. The Member Forum was designed to provide platforms on which TVPPA-member staffers can exchange ideas, with those platforms divided into specific subject areas. One can find the updated Member Forum on the...

No Rate Hike in TVA FY20 Budget

If all goes according to plan, TVPPA-member utilities won’t see a rate increase from TVA until at least 2031. Meeting Aug. 22 in Knoxville, TVA’s board of directors approved a $10.59 billion budget for fiscal 2020 that includes no increase in wholesale power rates for...

TVPPA Lands Cooper for A&F Conference

Cynthia Cooper, who led the effort to expose the epic WorldCom fraud in 2002, is scheduled to present at the 2019 TVPPA Accounting & Finance Conference. “To say that Cynthia’s story is remarkable would be an understatement,” said TVPPA Conferences & Meetings...

TVPPA Remembers Lindsay Boyd

Lindsay Boyd, who served as the chief executive at two TVPPA-member utilities, passed away Aug. 6 at his home in Baneberry, Tenn. A native of Rock Hill, S.C., Boyd was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He later earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering...