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Not a training ground

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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

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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

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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…

Watching wind grow

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Wind energy development in the United States is rushing past recent growth records. For example, 6,819 megawatts of generating capacity were installed in 2011; in 2012, that figure jumped to more than 13,000 MW, according to the American Wind…

Warm weather brings out more than flowers

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Late spring/early summer is absolutely one of the most beautiful times to live in Tennessee. The mild temperatures and brilliant blue skies just call out for a little extra time listening to the birds from the backyard hammock. In my case, it’s…

Federally Owned - Ratepayer Built

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by David Callis, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association When you’re immortalized in song, you can reasonably assume that you’ve made it. When a government agency is immortalized in…

Speak for Yourself

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by David Callis, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association From an early age, we’re taught to speak for ourselves. It’s part of the process of growing up and developing our own identity.…

Important Work

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by David Callis, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association My good friend Kent Lopez is manager of the Washington Rural Electric Cooperative Association, serving in a position similar to…

Leadership Matters

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by David Callis, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association By now we’ve all come to the realization that the Mayans were wrong. Or, more accurately stated, we were wrong about the Mayans.…

Independence forever!

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Mike Knotts, Director of Government Affairs for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association “It will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn…