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Vol. 5, No. 3 — Fall 2005


TVA wins state energy leadership award for GPS

The State of Tennessee has awarded TVA its Excellence in Energy Leadership award for the Green Power Switch and GPS Generation Partners® programs.

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  Jim Keiffer, center, Senior Vice President of Marketing at TVA, accepts the Excellence in Leadership Award presented to TVA by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Presenting the award are Jim Fyke, left, Commissioner of Environment and Conservation, and Paul Sloan, Deputy Commissioner for Environment.  

Jim Fyke, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Environment and Conservation, made the presentation to TVA and 11 other recipients of the 2005 Tennessee Environmental Stewardship Awards. They honor individuals, community organizations, businesses, and government agencies for their stewardship of the state’s natural resources. Jim Keiffer, TVA’s senior vice president of marketing, accepted the award on TVA’s behalf at a ceremony July 29 at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville.

“Today’s honorees demonstrate how individuals and organizations large and small can really make a difference and help assure the quality of life we all want and expect in Tennessee,” said Governor Phil Bredesen.

The awards recognize voluntary actions that improve or protect our environment and natural resources with projects or initiatives that are not required by law or regulation. A panel of judges representing agricultural, conservation, forestry, environmental, and academic interests selects the award recipients from projects nominated in several categories.

Green Power Switch is the first and largest program of its kind in the Southeast. It has a steering committee made up of power distributors, environmentalists, community leaders, and local government officials for recommendations on how best to manage the program.

A key to the success of Green Power Switch is its GPS Generation Partners program, which allows TVA to purchase green power produced by consumerowned solar and wind generation facilities. By providing additional sources of green power, the Generation Partners program makes it possible for TVA to offer Green Power Switch to more customers in the Tennessee Valley.

Other winners of the awards include Valley Proteins LLC, a recycler of waste oils; Panther Creek State Park for watershed improvements; and the Tennessee Nature Conservancy for preservation of ecologically significant lands. Read more at

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