Sales Tax Collection Begins

So as to ensure compliance with Tennessee tax regulations, TVPPA has begun charging sales tax on materials it sells – except for those materials received in exchange for membership dues. The change took effect Jan. 1, 2019, and applies only to TVPPA members in the...

TVPPA Directors Approve Flexibility Project, Budget, Chairs

Meeting Dec. 10 at Chattanooga, TN, the TVPPA Board of Directors voted to approve a DER Flexibility Research Project (FRP), the terms of which will give TVPPA-member utilities the ability to compete more effectively with third parties. The board also approved the 2019...

TVPPA Remembers William Towers

TVPPA recently learned of the 2018 passing of former TVPPA Chairman William D. Towers. Towers was general manager at Holston EC, Rogersville, TN, when he was elected chairman at the 1980 Annual Conference. He served as the cooperative’s chief executive for 27 years,...

TVPPA Slates Four February Events for Murfreesboro

TVPPA has no fewer than four major events set for Murfreesboro, TN, in February, all of which are scheduled for that city’s Embassy Suites location. Two, Fiber University and the Valley Utility Workshop, are brand-new. The others – the All-Member Meeting and the Legal...

Greeneville L & PS En Route to Becoming Authority

Greeneville, TN, L & PS has commenced the process of becoming an energy authority. If all goes according to plan, the TVPPA-member utility will go from being municipally owned to a free-standing entity on or about July 1, 2019. The Greeneville Board of Mayor and...

Pennyrile RECC Board Taps Gates

The board of directors at Pennyrile RECC, Hopkinsville, KY, has named Alan Gates to succeed Greg Grissom as president/CEO. Gates, a veteran of nearly 30 years at the cooperative, had been serving as the interim chief executive since Grissom stepped down in September....