Director Bill Baxter poses with Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson at TVA’s official donation
of 14 environmentally friendly electric vehicles for use by park personnel. The vehicles had been on loan since 2001 to evaluate their performance and efficiency in a mountainous environment. The study showed that the electric vehicles provided practical and reliable support for the tasks of picking up litter, transporting personnel, and carrying equipment.
Throughout TVA’s 72-year history, female employees have made significant contributions. In 2004, women made up 20 percent of TVA’s workforce, with an increasing presence in engineering and technical fields, trades and labor, manager and specialist positions, and senior management. Above, Director Skila Harris (center) meets with women who work in finance, operations, information technology, and administration at Cumberland Fossil Plant in West Tennessee. On Aug. 23, in a first-ever for TVA Nuclear, an all-female team of Operators staffed the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Unit 1 control room.