The Tennessee Valley Authority has announced the appointment of 19 people to serve on the agency’s new Regional Energy Resource Council to advise TVA on current and future energy activities. The council members, approved by TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson, reflect a broad range of stakeholder views and backgrounds, representing environmental, industrial, business, consumer, educational and community leadership interests.
The TVA board of directors established the citizens’ advisory panel in April to provide input and perspective on TVA’s energy resources and to become a formal channel for receiving diverse views on energy policy on a regular basis. As the nation’s largest public power system, TVA must manage sometimes competing objectives and values ? balancing the need for reliable power and low-cost electricity with energy efficiency, cleaner energy and transmission requirements to support a more diversified power portfolio.
“TVA wants to ensure that it manages the power system with all public interests in mind,” said Joe Hoagland, TVA Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “The council will provide valuable advice as TVA develops polices and strategies associated with our future.”
The Regional Energy Resource Council was formed under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and modeled after the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, which has been advising TVA on natural resource stewardship activities since 2000.
Goodrich “Dus” Rogers, of Scottsboro, Ala., was named chairman of the new council chairman. Rogers is president and CEO of the Jackson County (Ala.) Economic Development Authority. Other council members are as follows:
Jillian Boxler, Montgomery, Ala.; Joe Satterfield, Blue Ridge, Ga.; Len Peters, Frankfort, Ky.; Chris Champion, Jackson, Miss.; Tony Almeida, Raleigh, N.C., and Susan Richardson Williams, Knoxville, Tenn., Jack Simmons, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Wes Kelley, Columbia, Tenn.; Dave Hrabosky, Columbus, Miss.; Lloyd Webb, Charleston, Tenn.; Stephen Smith, Knoxville, Tenn.; Anne Davis, Nashville, Tenn.; Clifford Stockton, Memphis, Tenn.; Wayne Davis, Knoxville, Tenn.; Jason Keith, Starkville, Miss.; Robert Martineau Jr., Nashville, Tenn.; Rodney Goodman, Bowling Green, Ky., and Catherine Glover, Nashville, Tenn.
Council members will serve without compensation for a two-year term. The council will meet approximately twice annually. Its first meeting is tentatively scheduled for October.