Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee Valley Authority’

High water has TVA spilling at dams; farmland to be impacted

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is working to move large volumes of water, as much as one million gallons per second in some places, along the Tennessee River system to reduce potentially damaging flooding from record rainfall. TVA prepared for this event by lowering reservoir levels on the main channel of the Tennessee […] [...]

UM brings in Duke

Rick Duke, an acknowledged proponent of knowledge-led economic development, is the University of Mississippi’s new director of economic development and executive director of Insight Park. Duke will be responsible for leading the university’s economic development strategies by leveraging university knowledge to improve the competitiveness of Mississippi businesses, partnering with state and federal agencies and developing […] [...]

TVA promotes, hires

The Mississippi District of the Tennessee Valley Authority has promoted two staff member and added another. Brian Wilkins is now an area engineer. He will leave the Customer Relations Group and enter the ED/Electric System Projects Group. Wilkins has been a power utilization engineer for more than three years in the Comprehensive Services Program. Previously, […] [...]

TVA promotes, hires

The Mississippi District of the Tennessee Valley Authority has promoted two staff member and added another. Brian Wilkins is now an area engineer. He will leave the Customer Relations Group and enter the ED/Electric System Projects Group. Wilkins has been a power utilization engineer for more than three years in the Comprehensive Services Program. Previously, […] [...]

Columbus organization working to bring projects to West Point, Clay County

Under a deal struck in April, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link will pursue large industrial development for West Point and Clay County. The two entities will also split the revenue from resulting industries. Under the terms of the deal, whose concept was hatched when West Point’s economic development chief left town several months ago, the Link […] [...]

Dumas receives accolade

Jeremiah Dumas, an assistant research professor at Mississippi State University who leads the land-grant institution’s sustainability initiatives, has been recognized by the Tennessee Valley Authority and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy as a “Campus Sustainability Pioneer” as part of the Green Power Switch Leadership Awards recognition program. The Students for a Sustainable Campus organization nominated […] [...]

McCollum to retire

by Published: January 15,2012

Tags: Bill McCollum, Duke Energy, Tennessee Valley Authority

Bill McCollum, COO of the Tennessee Valley Authority, has announced his retirement, effective June 30. McCollum came to TVA in 2007 and has responsibility for all of TVA’s power generation and transmission operations. McCollum plans to focus on comprehensive capital project planning for TVA that will support new generation facilities. He also plans to contribute […] [...]

TVA chief operating officer McCollum to retire

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s chief operating officer, 60-year-old Bill McCollum, says he will retire June 30. McCollum announced his plans in a Wednesday telephone call with reporters. As chief operating officer, McCollum oversees management of power production, transmission, power trading and resource management programs. McCollum said he plans for the next six months to mainly […] [...]

Howorth joins board

by Published: August 7,2011

Tags: Richard Howorth, Tennessee Valley Authority

Richard Howorth has been sworn in to serve a five-year term on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s board of directors. Howorth was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate June 30, taking the seat of former board member Howard Thrailkill whose term expired in May 2010. He was sworn in at the Lafayette County Courthouse by his […] [...]

Solar energy to power Alcorn tech center

CORINTH — Solar energy will soon be powering Alcorn Career and Technology Center in Corinth. Alcorn School District officials plan a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the new solar array system. Schools superintendent Stacy Suggs tells The Daily Corinthian that all major components of the 50 kilowatt ground mounted solar collection system are being installed this […] [...]

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