Get a Handle on the Heat

Summer temperatures in the Tennessee Valley are sweltering. Will we have enough electricity to beat the heat? The TVA manager in charge of forecasting electricity load says: “Absolutely.”

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Taking the River's Temperature

Fascinated by water from a young age, this civil engineer helps TVA keep its power plants online while protecting aquatic health by tracking and helping to manage river water temperature.

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Telling the Story of Tellico: It’s Complicated

Tellico Dam in East Tennessee transformed a stagnant region into a recreation wonderland, and provided much needed economic stimulus. But not without some serious controversy first.

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The Unified Development of the Tennessee River plan stressed TVA was to provide flood control, navigation and electricity for the region. TVAs dams are tangible evidence of its primary mission: improving life in the Tennessee Valley. We’re celebrating the 80th anniversary of the plan with a yearlong look at 26 dams it inspired.