Energy Independence

Last month, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected an early challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to curb carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, saying…

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2015 TECA Accountants’ Conference recap

The Hilton Garden Inn in Gatlinburg was the site for the 2015 Accountants’ Conference on April 22-24.  Twenty-nine accountants from seventeen cooperatives and TVA met for an informative 1 ½ day conference. Presentations were made from Barry…

2015 TECA Employment Law and HR Conference recap

By Amy Jordan, Accountant Thirteen human resource managers representing 10 cooperatives attended the 2015 Employment Law and Human Resources conference at the Sheraton Read House in Chattanooga on April 9–10. Kim Vance, Shareholder with…

Engineering success

There are a number of constants in the electric utility industry: keeping a watchful eye on the weather, a 24/7 readiness to respond to weather emergencies, innovation, intensive investment and poking fun at engineers. OK, the last one isn’t…

The Evolution of Safe Electricity

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Working on electric lines has always been serious business, but in the early years of the 20th century, it could be downright scary. A lack of standards and safety protocols led to far too many injuries and fatalities. Something had to be…

NRECA Summer Internship

Do you know of any rising college Juniors or Seniors in your community who might be interested in an exciting summer internship opportunity in our nation’s capital? NRECA is looking for candidates for our 2015 summer internship program. The…

Pickwick EC leads national solar rankings

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California and Tennessee Utilities Lead in SEPA’s 2014 Top 10 Rankings SAN DIEGO – Pacific Gas & Electric claimed the top spot in the Solar Electric Power Association’s (SEPA’s) Top 10 rankings of U.S. utilities that put the most…

National Electrical Safety Month

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It’s May – and Tennessee’s electric cooperatives are celebrating National Electrical Safety Month. While safety for our members is top priority year-round, Electrical Safety Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of safety excellence. This…

Transforming power to you

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By David Callis, executive vice president and general manager Looking outside your home, you’ve probably noticed the transformer on the pole (or ground) that supplies your electricity. Transformers are remarkable pieces of equipment. Wires…