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Immediate Past President, 2015-2017

John McCormick

John McCormick is the President of the National Hydropower Association. He is also Vice President of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Safety, River Management and Environment organization (SRM&E) in November 2014. This strategic business unit integrates TVA’s Environment; River Management, Dam Safety and Emergency Preparedness; Technical Training; Safety and Performance Improvement.

Under McCormick’s executive leadership, SRM&E is responsible for the forecasting and scheduling of the entire Tennessee River System across TVA’s seven state service area; dam safety for TVA’s 29 hydroelectric dams, 20 non-power dams, one pumped storage plant and 14 navigation locks; TVA’s injury reporting, human performance (HU), corrective action and safety observations programs; TVA’s environmental stewardship, reviews and performance; and training and development of TVA employee knowledge and skills.

McCormick previously served as Vice President of TVA’s River Operations, beginning in September 2013. In that role, he oversaw TVA’s management, forecasting and scheduling of the Tennessee River System. He was also responsible for the operation, maintenance and engineering of TVA’s dams, one pumped storage plant, navigation locks and more than 5,200 megawatts of hydro generation.

Prior to that, McCormick had served as Senior Vice President of TVA’s River Operations and Renewables Group, beginning June 2010, where he was responsible for the functions cited above in addition to TVA’s renewables portfolio capacity of more than 6,300 megawatts in operation.

McCormick also served as Senior Vice President of Operations for TVA’s Fossil Power Group, responsible for business, engineering and operation of 59 operating units at 11 fossil plant sites. He was responsible for 87 peaking combustion turbines, six combined-cycle units and 13 diesel generators. In addition he provided leadership and oversight for Industrial Services which included the Power Service Shop and Equipment Support Services which provided field and shop services to fossil and nuclear sites at TVA and other utilities in the region.

McCormick has more than 30 years of experience in fossil, hydro and nuclear industry. Prior to joining TVA, he spent over 25 years with Exelon, where his most recent position was Director of Operations with accountability for the operations of six fossil plants and two hydro facilities in four states with a combined capacity of 10,000 megawatts. He previously served as General Manager of gas, coal and hydro fleet generation assets.