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MSU sustainability leader Jeremiah Dumas receives TVA 'pioneer' honor

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State’s work to achieve a “greener” campus, as well as efforts of the university’s sustainability coordinator, are being recognized by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Jeremiah Dumas recently was named a “Campus Sustainability Pioneer” by TVA and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy as part of the Green Power Switch Leadership Awards recognition program. “I accepted the award ...

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McCollum to retire

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 to a strategic overview for ...

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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 work on capital project planning. ...

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Howorth joins board

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 brother, the Honorable Andrew K. ...

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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 week. Suggs says the system ...

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TVA: Power demand was higher in 2010

Source: PR Newswire KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Extreme summer and winter temperatures and a slowly improving economy increased demand for electricity from the Tennessee Valley Authority by about 6 percent in fiscal 2010, compared with the previous year, the utility reported Friday in its annual Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. TVA also maintained 99.999 percent service reliability ...

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Audit: TVA overbilled by financial advisers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — An audit shows the financial management firm Deloitte Consulting overbilled the Tennessee Valley Authority by $4.8 million from 2003 through 2008. The audit by the TVA’s Office of Inspector General describes the overbilling, much of it involving overtime, as “unsupported or not in accordance” with contracts that were reviewed. Deloitte spokesman David Thompson told the Chattanooga Times ...

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Electricity: A powerful bargain

Back in 1933, when the Tennessee Valley Authority began, the average price of a new home was $5,700. A loaf of bread cost 7 cents, a gallon of gasoline was 10 cents and a major daily newspaper in Tennessee was only 3 cents. A kilowatt-hour of electricity was even less — about 1.6 cents. Today, a kilowatt hour from TVA ...

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Bottorff replacing Duncan at TVA

After serving as chairman for a year, Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors chairman Mike Duncan asked the board April 16 to select a new chairman, citing his new duties as leader of a recently formed national political fund-raising organization. The board voted unanimously to name director Dennis Bottorff of Nashville as TVA’s new chairman. Duncan is a former chairman ...

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Trynor named CIO at TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority has named Daniel Traynor as vice president and chief information officer, responsible for TVA’s information resource technologies and operations. Traynor comes to TVA from Southern Company Services, a subsidiary of Southern Company of Atlanta, where he was director of infrastructure services. Traynor, who will report directly to Kilgore, will be responsible for leveraging technology and setting ...

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