DECATUR, Ala. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority has named Manu Sivaraman as the new site vice president for the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Alabama, effective August 24. Current Browns Ferry Site Vice President Matt Rasmussen will step into the role of vice president, engineering, and operations support for TVA’s entire nuclear fleet.
“Manu brings strong, operationally focused leadership experience from his time at TVA and extensive work at other nuclear utilities,” said Tim Rausch, TVA’s chief nuclear officer. “We are also very proud of all Matt
accomplished while at Browns Ferry and look forward to his continued leadership in TVA Nuclear. Together with our other talented team members, both Manu and Matt will help us continue our journey to be the top nuclear fleet in the nation.”
Sivaraman most recently served as vice president for nuclear projects and subsequent license renewal at the TVA Nuclear Fleet Center in Chattanooga. He obtained his senior reactor operator license at a boiling water reactor facility, making him an ideal
leader for Browns Ferry as TVA prepares its application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to further extend the operating licenses for all three units.
Browns Ferry is the second largest nuclear plant in the nation and TVA’s largest single source of carbon-free energy. Its three boiling water reactors produce about 10 percent of TVA’s total generation capacity.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies, serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from electricity sales. 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. It also assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.