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Governance & Ethics

TVA is governed by the bylaws of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Board Practices, and Committee Charters. These form the framework for the governance of TVA laid forth in the TVA Act. The addition of four working committees concerning risk and regulation, external relations, finances and rates, nuclear oversight, and people and performance help the Board of Directors fulfill its responsibilities.

These five documents form the backbone of TVA's governance.


The best interests of TVA take precedence over the interests of a director or any TVA employee. The Board expects individual directors, as well as officers and employees of TVA, to act ethically at all times. David Fountain, TVA's General Counsel, is the agency's designated ethics official, responsible for the administration of TVA's agency-wide ethics program.

Ethics & Compliance