Volkswagen to make EVs in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has announced that its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant will serve as its North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs). The German automaker’s EV expansion will include an investment of $800 million into the Chattanooga facility and create 1,000...

Duck River EMC’s Watson Retires

Michael Watson has retired as president/CEO at Duck River EMC, Shelbyville, Tenn. According to a news release, Watson’s retirement took effect Jan. 11, two days after the cooperative’s board of directors accepted his request to retire. Though he will step down...

Hurd Joins TVPPA Board

Jeff Hurd of Hopkinsville, Ky., ES has succeeded Marty Ivy on the TVPPA board of directors. Hurd was elected to the TVPPA post by his Kentucky District colleagues at a Jan. 4 meeting in Hopkinsville. Ivy, his predecessor and general superintendent at Mayfield E &...

Coffey Takes Over at Hickman EPB

Rex Coffey has come home – sort of. Coffey is the new general manager at Hickman, Ky., EPB. He takes over for Adam Prehoda, who left for a post at Russellville, Ky., EPB. A Hickman native, Coffey signed on in 1997 as an apprentice lineman at what was then...

Seven States Resets DERMS Training

Seven States Power Corp. (7SPC) has rescheduled five Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) training sessions. The updated schedule is as follows (all sessions are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. local time): Jan. 8: TECA, Nashville TN Jan. 18: Bowling Green, KY,...

Nissan Connection, Turnout Make 7SPC Meeting ‘Historic’

Seven States Power Corp.’s (7SPC) Nov. 30 event in Smyrna, Tn., wasn’t its first annual meting – but it was, to be sure, a first in several regards. “This was nothing less than a defining moment,” said Seven States Vice President Betsey...