On September 13, 2013, the Tennessee Valley Authority (“TVA”) announced the members of the new Regional Energy Resource Council (“RERC”).  The RERC is an advisory board that consists of 19 members and is designed to advise TVA on current and future energy activities.  Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the TVA Board of Directors established the RERC during its April 2013 meeting.  The RERC includes citizens of all TVA states and members from both the public and private sectors.

TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson approved all RERC members, and named Goodrich “Dus” Rogers as Chairman.  According to a TVA press release, the new members will serve a two-year term without compensation.  The RERC is expected to meet twice a year, with its initial meeting convening in October.  The purpose of these meetings will be to provide advice from the public and private sectors to TVA on the development and management of energy resources in the Tennessee Valley region.  While not required to follow the RERC’s advice, TVA has stated that the RERC will maintain a strong role in future TVA planning.  All meetings of the RERC will be open to the public and available on TVA’s website.

A copy of TVA’s press release is available here.  A compete membership list including background information is available here.