Old-school controls appeal to employees at Wilbur dam

John Thompson • Mar 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM

ELIZABETHTON — Samuel Sweetland is the general manager for hydro production and river operations for the Tennessee Valley Authority. He knows all of the 29 dams that the TVA maintains in its hydroelectric power system. Despite that large number, he has no problem in deciding which dam is his favorite. It is one of the smallest and oldest, Wilbur Dam.

Sweetland has two reasons for his fondness for Wilbur.


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