Torpedo Testing at Hiwassee

Hiwassee Dam and the reservoir it created are both known for beautiful scenery, canoeing and rafting. But in the 1940s and 50s, Hiwassee also played a key role in serving the nation’s defense.

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CADnet: Inspiring Dreams, Unlocking Opportunities

Through the CADnet program, TVA helps young STEM students discover the joy of engineering—and even offers some a foot in the door at the nation’s largest producer of public power.

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The Father of Public Power

Boyish in appearance but hardheaded and knowledgeable, David Lilienthal built the TVA power system according to one guiding principle: affordable power for everyone in the TVA region.

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About TVA

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.

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Our Leadership

Our executive leadership oversees all TVA strategy, policy and operations on a daily basis. Learn about their service and dedication to the Tennessee Valley.

TVA History

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.

Volunteering at TVA

Want to make a difference to the Tennessee Valley region? Volunteer at TVA and be part of our mission of service—to provide regional environmental stewardship, reliable power and economic development.

TVA Police

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.

Community Relations

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.

Investor Relations

Investment in TVA supports electricity, environment and economic development of the Tennessee Valley.

Guidelines and Reports

These documents govern TVA's daily operations and report on how it's doing.


TVA’s ombudsman provides an independent channel for mediating stakeholder complaints.

Complaint Resolution Process

If you have an issue regarding your electric service account you've been unable to resolve with your local power company, TVA may be able to help.

Contact Us

Contact information for TVA’s corporate offices and emergency assistance lines.