TVA taps former NC energy chief to head utility

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority board has chosen a former energy chief from North Carolina to succeed retiring Tom Kilgore as the chief executive of the government utility.

At a news conference in Knoxville Monday, TVA said William D. "Bill" Johnson was chosen from among more than 70 applicants to TVA's top job.

Johnson formerly headed Progress Energy, which merged into Duke Power two months ago.

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