Posts

Powering everyday life

, ,
By David Callis, executive vice president and general manager, Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Several things about the holiday season bring out the best in all of us. This time of year, we enjoy the familiar sound of the Salvation…

The pace of change

, ,
Few issues seem more polarizing than climate change and renewable energy — even when trying to reach a level of mutual satisfaction. A point I’ve tried to make over the past few months is that you can’t effect change overnight. What I’ve…

Not a training ground

, ,
I really missed the mark in my February column. While writing in early January that “little evidence is left of the record cold weather,” I had no doubt that winter’s cold wouldn’t last much longer. No one anticipated the Tennessee Valley…

Polar Opposites

,
By David Callis, Executive Vice President and General Manager The ice has melted, and burst water lines are repaired. Little evidence is left of the record cold weather — other than high heating bills. As painful as the financial impact is,…

The Power of Potential

,
By David Callis, Executive Vice President and General Manager When you ask boxing historians to rank the hardest punchers of all time, Rocky Marciano is usually near the top. One reason: the power in his right hand. A contemporary said getting…

Freedom to choose

,
Choices. Not quite as American as apple pie, but pretty close. Given the foundations and the relative wealth of our nation, we’re accustomed to having lots of choices in just about everything we do. We like to have choices, whether it’s…

Electricity Comes to Us

,
Always looking to expand my mind, I recently purchased an educational text on electricity. It is written on a level that takes this technically complex product and puts it on a down-to-earth level. The authors, both university professors, do…

Community

,
David Callis, executive vice president and general manager When we talk about our community, we’re usually referring to a town or neighborhood. The nation’s electric cooperatives have a somewhat different perspective on community. Our community…

Hurricane Assistance

,
Tennessee electric cooperatives send volunteers to restore power in Virginia, Maryland NASHVILLE – As the massive Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Atlantic Seaboard, 60 lineworkers from Tennessee’s electric cooperatives are prepared to…

Allison named TRA Director

,
Jim Allison, president and CEO of Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, has been named as a director for the Tennessee Regulatory Authority by Gov. Bill Haslam. "TECA staff has been supportive of Jim's selection, and we're extremely pleased…