James Linder

Innovation Scouting
Tennessee Valley Authority

James has more than 20 years’ experience in the utility industry working on various projects and programs in the Chief Financial Office, Transmission Design, Power Supply and Fuels, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Renewable Portfolio Forecasting, and Research and Development organizations at TVA. He currently works on a variety of projects from distributed ledger solutions and standards, smart cities/grid, and innovation scouting. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Tennessee, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from University of Tennessee, and an Executive Leadership Certificate from Owens Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University.

TVA serves 154 local power companies that serve 10 million people and 650,000 businesses and industries in a seven-state service area.  TVA also serves 55 large industrial customers and federal installations. For the last 30 years, TVA has been working with local power companies and stakeholders to develop products and services for consumers, businesses and industries.