KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Dozens of uniformed TVA officers could lose their jobs as its Police & Physical Security organization realigns its operations. The authority said the changes will enhance security at its non-nuclear power facilities.
Uniformed patrols will end, it explained, while security technology in extended and contract guards will man critical locations 24 hours a day.
"By focusing more of our non-nuclear security resources on our critical infrastructure, we ill be in a better position to address the new and increasingly sophisticated threats facing the energy industry," said vice-president of TVA Police & Physical Security David Jolley.
TVA plans to expand the use of security technology at hydro plants, substations, distribution centers, and other facilities. It already uses contract workers at its five fossil fuel plants and now will expand them across the entire fleet.
"Our realignment will better protect our employees and improve security at our power assets as TVA continues to focus on improved performance of our core business priorities," Jolley added.
Security at the nuclear facilities will not be affect, the company said.