TVA’s McCormick to Head National Hydropower Association

May 08, 2015

Knoxville, Tenn — John McCormick, vice president of Safety, River Management and Environment at the Tennessee Valley Authority, has been named president of the National Hydropower Association.

McCormick was recently introduced along with the NHA’s officers and board members at the association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.

“I am honored and very proud to be chosen to lead the National Hydropower Association,” McCormick said. “I look forward to working with the NHA board, leadership and members to promote the growth of clean, affordable, U.S. hydropower, and to secure the energy, environmental, and economic benefits of hydropower resources for all Americans.”

Under McCormick’s executive leadership at TVA, he directs the forecasting and scheduling of the entire Tennessee River System across TVA’s seven state service area, dam safety for all of TVA’s hydroelectric dams, non-power dams, 14 navigation locks and Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Plant.

McCormick holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Widener University in Pennsylvania and makes his home in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The National Hydropower Association, the hydropower industry’s largest advocacy group, is a nonprofit association dedicated exclusively to promoting the growth of clean, affordable hydropower as America’s leading renewable resource. McCormick replaces NHA outgoing president, Marc Gerken of American Municipal Power, based in Columbus, Ohio.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.


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