Tim Rausch, chief nuclear officer, leads TVA’s robust nuclear organization, and is responsible for oversight of its three nuclear plants: Watts Bar, Sequoyah and Browns Ferry, which together generate enough clean power for more than 4.5 million Valley homes and businesses.
Rausch has more than 30 years of commercial nuclear experience. His background includes leadership roles in operations, maintenance, engineering, training, quality, process re-engineering and project management.
Prior to joining TVA, Rausch served as senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at Susquehanna nuclear plant from 2009 until accepting the chief nuclear officer position with TVA, first with PPL Corporation and subsequently with Talen Energy. At Susquehanna he led the team that developed and executed a business plan to reduce costs by over 25 percent while producing best-ever safety, reliability and generation results in 2017. He had responsibility for corporate executive leadership implementing governance, oversight and support for safe, reliable and cost-effective nuclear company performance.
Additionally, Rausch served as site vice president of Exelon Nuclear Corporation’s Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station and plant general manager at First Energy’s Perry Nuclear Plant, where he advanced through positions of increasing responsibility.
Rausch was a certified senior reactor operator, received an MBA from Cleveland State University and a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.