The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.
TVA has long been a fundamental force in the prosperity of the Tennessee Valley, since its beginning in 1933. Here, you can read about its decade-by-decade impacts in the areas of energy production, environmental stewardship and economic development.
Want to make a difference to the Tennessee Valley region? Volunteer at TVA and be part of our mission of service—to provide regional stewardship, reliable power and economic development.
The U.S. TVA Police—(855) 476-2489—is a federally commissioned law enforcement agency dedicated to the protection of TVA’s employees, visitors and physical assets. This includes TVA public lands and lakes and the people who enjoy them.
Learn how TVA supports the social and economic well-being of the communities in the Tennessee Valley region through its efforts in education, human services and community enrichment.