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The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for {people} million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.


Information by State

Read more about TVA's work in each of the seven states in our region.

Corporate Snapshot

Name: Tennessee Valley Authority

Industry: Utilities

Revenues: ${operating} billion

Power Sales: {billionkw} billion kwh

Financing: Receives no appropriated tax dollars

Employees: {emplouyees}

Taxes: Paid more than
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Fact Book | At a Glance

Industry Rankings

Generating capacity: Fifth in the nation

Energy sales: First in the nation

Power sales revenue: Third in the nation

Power rates: Better than the national average

Taxes paid: One of the region’s largest taxpayers, based on tax-equivalent payments

Economic development: Among the top 10 utilities in the nation for achievement in economic development (source)

TVA Board Meetings

Go to the Board of Directors page for live feeds to board meetings and video and audio downloads from previous meetings.

Freedom of Information Act

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