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NEW Crisis Communications Toolkit Available

The value of having a crisis communication plan is never more evident than when disaster strikes. In today’s day and age where news is at our fingertips around the clock and social media offers a forum for spectators to carry the conversation, power companies need...

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NRECA Awards MTE CEO National Communications Award

Middle Tennessee Electric's CEO Chris Jones received the 2022 J.C. Brown CEO Communication Leadership Award. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) presented Jones the award at the organization’s CEO Close-Up Conference Jan. 10 in Phoenix....

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February Brings TVPPA All-Member Meeting, Legal Conference

TVPPA's All-Member Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 2 at the Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn., beginning at 1 p.m.CT/2 p.m. ET. Topics covered will include a State of the Association address by President and CEO Doug Peters as well as an update on...

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TVPPA and Partners to Host Fiber Symposium

TVPPA’s Fiber Deployment Advisory Group along with industry partners Graybar and Corning will host Plan It! Build It! Connect It! Bringing High-Speed Internet to America, a one-day fiber symposium being held on Tuesday, February 1 at the Marriott Cool Springs in...

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Federal Grant Information Now Available on TVPPA Web Site

TVPPA has launched a new members-only federal grant repository where TVPPA members can find up-to-date information on available grants related to public power infrastructure, EVs, broadband expansion, job training, renewable energy and carbon reduction. Working in...

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MLConnect Broadband Reaches Further into Rural Areas

TVPPA member Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative (MLEC) is in the process of constructing main line fiber in rural Hickman, Lewis and Perry counties for Meriwether Lewis Connect (MLConnect) with a goal to be doing in-home/business installations of fast, affordable,...

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TVPPA Hot Topics Webinar Series Launches October 26

Join TVPPA for our new "hot topics" webinar series. Launching on Tuesday, October 26 at 10 a.m., this informative series will introduce you to a variety of subject matter experts who will share knowledge and help get you up to speed on a range of emerging topics that...

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2021 Power Play Golf Tournament Winners Announced

Dan Rodamaker of Gibson Electric Membership Corporation, Chip Nanney of Irby Co. and Mark Yates of TVA teamed up to win first place at the 2021 Power Play Golf Tournament.   Held at the Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. on Monday, September 20, the annual...

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TVA Featured on United States Mint 2022 $1 Coin

TVA will be featured on the $1 Coin from the United States Mint (Mint) as part of the designs for the 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The coin series, launched in 2018, honors innovation from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S....

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2021 Lineman Rodeo Held in Jackson, Tenn.

The 2021 Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo, hosted by Jackson Energy Authority, kicked off on Friday, September 17 in Jackson, Tennessee for two days of friendly competition and awards. Lineman apprentices, journeyman teams of three, individual linemen and senior...

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TVPPA Discount on 2022 Fleet Vehicles Now Available

TVPPA members can once again take advantage of great deals on the newest models of fleet vehicles for their organization.  Through our Vehicle Incentive Program, TVPPA offers the lowest available prices on dozens of 2022 vehicles from Nissan, General Motors,and...

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Congratulations to TVPPA 2020 and 2021 Honorary Members

Today we recognized the 2020 and 2021 TVPPA Honorary members at a luncheon at our 75th Annual Conference in Lexington, Ky. These individuals have been integral to the success of the Tennessee Valley’s public power community and contributed to the accomplishments of...

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Congratulations to TVPPA 2021 Certificate Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 certificate recipients honored at the TVPPA Honors Luncheon during our 75th Annual Conference in Lexington, Ky. These individuals were successful in completing TVPPA's Advanced Certified Power Executive and Certified Power Executive...

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TVPPA Reveals New Brand Identity at 75th Annual Conference

TVPPA unveiled a new look with updated branding during the Chairman’s Address at the 75th Annual Conference the morning of Tuesday, August 31. Starting today, you’ll see TVPPA’s all-new logo, fresh colors and modern font on our website, all of our social media as well...

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R&D Committee Advances Seven New Projects

In its August 2 meeting, TVPPA’s R&D Committee prioritized seven distribution-level research projects based on feedback from TVPPA members. After a thorough review, all seven projects were fully funded. They include: Alternatives to Penta Pole Preservation EPRI...

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