Tom D. Kilgore was the federal corporation's first Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed by the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors on October 13, 2006, at a meeting in Knoxville.The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 (Title VI—Reform of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority) established the CEO position as part of the change in governance structure from a three-member board to the current nine-member board. He earned $4.029 million in federal fiscal year 2012 (for the period ending 09/30/12). He retired at the end of 2012 and was succeeded by Bill Johnson.
After leaving Progress Energy in 2005, where he served as group president Progress Ventures,Tom D. Kilgore was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the TVA.
Kilgore led Oglethorpe Power Corporation in Georgia from 1984 until 1998, serving as CEO the last seven years.In 1997, three companies formed in the restructuring of Oglethorpe Power: Oglethorpe Power, Georgia Transmission and Georgia System Operations. Tom Kilgore served as President and CEO of all three companies.
As leader of the largest company in the world named for James Edward Oglethorpe, Kilgore served on a commission to celebrate the Oglethorpe Tercentenary, in 1996.Kilgore and his wife were members of the official Georgia Delegation to England.
Earlier in his career, Kilgore worked for Arkansas Power & Light (a subsidiary of Entergy), Carolina Power & Light, and for the U.S. Department of Defense at Pine Bluff Arsenal in Jefferson County, Arkansas.
Kilgore was elected to Nuclear Energy Institute’s Executive Committee, for a three-year term, July 6, 2005. At TVA, Kilgore has responsibility for three operating nuclear plants located in Tennessee and Alabama.
A native of Sand Mountain (DeKalb County), Alabama, Kilgore earned his mechanical engineering degree in 1970 from the University of Alabama. In 2008, in honor of his wife, Kilgore established the Myra Blevins Kilgore Endowed Scholarship in University of Alabama College of Engineering at the University of Alabama.The State of Alabama inducted Kilgore into its Engineering Hall of Fame, in 2002. He also earned the master's degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University.
Kilgore serves on the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), and on the executive committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). He has also been a member of the industry advisory board of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972.
Kilgore and his wife, Myra, have a daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally owned electric utility corporation in the United States. TVA's service area covers all of Tennessee, portions of Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky, and small areas of Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. While owned by the federal government, TVA receives no taxpayer funding and operates similarly to a private for-profit company. It is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is the sixth largest power supplier and largest public utility in the country.
Marvin Travis Runyon was an American business executive and civil servant. He had a long career as a manufacturing executive at Ford Motor Company until his retirement, then joined Nissan as head of North American operations. He later served as chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and as U.S. Postmaster General. He was a forceful and charismatic figure who picked up the nicknames "Marvelous Marv" and "Carvin' Marvin".
The Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant is located on the Tennessee River near Decatur and Athens, Alabama, on the north side of Wheeler Lake. The site has three General Electric boiling water reactor (BWR) nuclear generating units and is owned entirely by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). With a generating capacity of nearly 3.8 gigawatts, it is the second most powerful nuclear plant in the United States, behind the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona, and the most powerful generating station operated by TVA.
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The Watts Bar Nuclear Plant is a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) nuclear reactor pair used for electric power generation. It is located on a 1,770-acre (7.2 km²) site in Rhea County, Tennessee, near Spring City, between the cities of Chattanooga and Knoxville. Watts Bar supplies enough electricity for about 1,200,000 households in the Tennessee Valley.
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Oglethorpe Power Corporation is a medium-sized electric utility in Georgia, United States. Formed in 1974, Oglethorpe is a not-for-profit cooperative owned by the 38 electric membership corporations that it serves. The utility's headquarters are in Tucker, Georgia.
Simon David Freeman was an American engineer, attorney, and author, who had many key roles in energy policy. After working with the Tennessee Valley Authority, first as an engineer and later as an attorney, he was selected to sit on energy committees by Lyndon Johnson in 1967. He then worked with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, before returning to the TVA as chairman at the request of Jimmy Carter. After finishing his term, Freeman headed several public utilities companies, most notably the New York Power Authority and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
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Marilyn A. Brown is the Regents' and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She joined Georgia Tech in 2006 after 22 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she held various leadership positions managing programs focused on the efficient use of energy, renewable energy, and the electric grid. With Eric Hirst, she coined the term "energy efficiency gap" and pioneered research to highlight and quantify the unexploited economic potential to use energy more productively.
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Thomas A. Fanning is the chairman, chief executive officer and president of Southern Company, the second largest utility company in the United States in terms of customer base, with 9 million gas and electric utility customers served by subsidiaries in nine states.
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Craven Crowell is an energy and economic development administrator. He has served in leadership positions in the energy industry, including eight years as chairman of the three-member board of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), appointed by Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1993.