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Valley Rally Goes Virtual

This year’s virtual Valley Rally, scheduled for June 15-17, highlights the resilient approach of TVPPA and its member organizations. As developments around the COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that travel to Washington, D.C. would not be an option, the TVPPA staff and...

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TVPPA Set to Resume Education & Training Programs

As communities around the Valley begin to reopen and adapt to new standards for doing business in the age of COVID-19, TVPPA’s Education & Training team will resume in-person courses in mid-June. Online classes will continue to be offered as well. TVPPA is...

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TVPPA Welcomes New Publications & Content Manager

In mid-March, at the same time Coronavirus was bringing new challenges, and in turn we were all seeking new ways of doing business, TVPPA was welcoming a new team member equal to the challenges that lay ahead. Publications & Content Manager Dawn Sloan-Downes had...

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Summer Edition of TVPPA Magazine Now Available

The latest edition of TVPPA Magazine will land in mailboxes this week. In this latest issue, TVPPA staff take a closer look at resilience, explore how members have built more resilient cultures and the role of succession planning and knowledge transfer in creating and...

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Focus on Safe Work Practices Reaps Recognition

Distributors Insurance Corporation (DIC), TVPPA’s wholly owned subsidiary, announced today utilities that earned the honor of qualifying for DIC’s Safety Recognition Program. To be eligible, a DIC-insured utility must have had no workers’ compensation claims during...

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Valley Rally Goes Virtual

TVPPA’s Valley Rally, the organization’s annual visit to Washington, D.C. to help keep the interests of members in front of their legislative representatives, will take on a different look this year. Amidst the uncertainty around ongoing pandemic-related operational...

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Members from Across the Valley Honored by APPA

Safety. Reliability. Workforce Development. System Improvement. All TVPPA members strive to achieve these every day but twenty-one of our members have been recognized on a national level for excelling in each of these areas. Eleven power utilities in the Tennessee...

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TVPPA Cancels May Courses & Training Events

All technical and business development courses scheduled through May have been suspended with the intent to reschedule within the 2020 calendar year. Registrants will be notified of new class dates as soon as they are available. Classes beginning June 1 or later...

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Quarterly Magazine in Mailboxes and Online

The first quarterly issue of TVPPA Magazine has a new look and a new format. The magazine, which  features thought-provoking content about timely topics in the Tennessee Valley, is now available in both a traditional format and a digital edition. “A supplement to the...

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TVPPA Cancels 2020 Annual Conference

Due to guidelines issued by the CDC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TVPPA has determined it must cancel the TVPPA Annual Conference scheduled for May 18-20. TVPPA will cancel registrations and registration fees will be refunded and processed within the next few...

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TVPPA Members’ COVID-19 Response Forum Now Available

TVPPA has launched a COVID-19 Response Forum for its membership. Here members can discuss how their organizations are responding to this pandemic, ask questions, and share resources. This forum is made available in addition to the COVID-19 Resources Repository created...

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TVPPA Offers Preparedness Manual for Health Epidemics

TVPPA’s R&D Committee developed a Health Epidemic Manual for members to use when a potential health crisis strikes. COVID-19 was not a consideration when the planning template was developed in 2010, but the manual addresses a variety of viruses and other communicable...

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Simpson Retires from Sand Mountain, Malone Takes the Reins

Mark Malone, a 26-year veteran of Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative has taken over as general manager of the north Alabama utility. Having served as the cooperative’s chief financial officer prior to his promotion, Malone plans to continue the same trajectory of...

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Stacey White Named GM of Arab Electric Cooperative

Stacey White was named as the new general manager of Arab Electric Cooperative in January. White, who has been with the cooperative for 10 years, had served as the executive in charge since Scott Spence resigned from Arab EC in August to become the president and CEO...

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Gibson Connect Brings Broadband to Members

High speed broadband will soon be available to areas of western Kentucky and western Tennessee thanks to a $31.9 Million low interest loan Gibson Electric Membership Cooperative received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect program. Gibson EMC – and its...

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MEC Linemen Rescue Woman from Swollen Creek

Not all superheroes wear capes; some wear hardhats. A Mountain Electric Cooperative line crew recently rescued a woman trapped in her vehicle after a mudslide and falling tree forced it off the road into rushing floodwaters following days of torrential rain. Swift...

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Better Together

“We are better together in this time of unprecedented change.” That is the message that kicked off TVPPA President & CEO Doug Peters’ report to the association at the 2020 All Member Meeting, held February 5 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The gathering of 144 managers...

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