people, plaudits, and promotions
Thirteen Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant employees have completed the Senior Reactor Operator License certification program or the Reactor Operator License certification program. Those in white shirts have received the Senior Reactor Operator License. Front row, from left: Donald Binkley, lead operations instructor, who served as the class lead for this 18-month program; Mike Belcher, Robert Welchans, Jason Whitlock and John Holliday; second row from left: Mark Newell, Allyson Woody, Mark James, Tim Patterson and Rich Hall; third row from left: Greg Smith, Eric Reynolds, Jarod Dawson and Thomas Bradford. Licensed through the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as members of the Operations Department, they will oversee plant operations at Browns Ferry to sustain safe and error-free operations.
Jerry Best (left) and Dan Tibbs with Fossil Power Group’s Technical Support group have been selected for an EPRI Technology Transfer Award. The award recognizes their work in applying LPRimLife software and Steam Turbine Blade Failure Root Cause Guides to optimize station turbine maintenance. Best and Tibbs were honored for their outstanding accomplishments in and contributions to technology transfer with EPRI’s Generation Sector and demonstrates their commitment to deriving value from their membership. Award recipients were recognized at the Generation Sector Advisory and Council Meetings in San Diego March 9-13.
Chris Quillen has been promoted to senior power-utilization engineer in the Customer Service Northeast District in Gray, Tenn. Since joining TVA in July 2004, Quillen has completed the three phases of the Customer Service Power Utilization Engineer progression plan. These include becoming proficient in analyzing end-user power systems and offering related customer-service products for energy efficiency in agricultural, commercial, industrial and residential applications. He works closely with distributors of TVA power and their customers to provide advice and assistance on rates, metering and any other technical problems related to power use.