Public Power for the Valley
Local Power Companies
TVA works in partnership with 154 individual local power companies to keep safe, clean, reliable and affordable public power flowing to homes and businesses throughout the seven-state Tennessee Valley region. These local power companies—both municipal utilities and regional cooperatives—purchase power from TVA and distribute it to consumers within their designated service areas, which are illustrated in the map below.
To find out more about your local power company, click here for our comprehensive Valleywide list.
The Tennessee Public Power Association, or TVPPA, is a nonprofit organization that represents the interests of consumer-owned electric utilities operating within the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area. TVPPA members include both municipal and electric cooperatives, and they serve more than 9 million customers in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia. TVPPA also provides TVA with suggestions and advice on existing and possible research and development projects and in many cases provides venues for demonstration research projects carried out in partnership with TVA.
Sales of energy through local power companies account for approximately 90.3 percent of TVA’s total revenue.
Directly Served Customers
Fifty-two large, energy-intensive industrial customers count on TVA for a reliable stream of affordable power, as do sis federal installations. These directly served customers include producers of primary metals, chemicals, industrial gases, forest products and rolled aluminum products.
The Tennessee Valley Industrial Committee (TVIC) is an organization representing 35 of the most electricity-intensive directly served customers. These companies operate 54 facilities in the TVA service area. They employ more than 30,000 people in the Tennessee Valley, predominantly in high-wage and salaried positions. TVIC members pay around $1.7 billion per year for electricity and have a vested interest in maintaining reliable, affordable power.
Sales to these 58 directly served industrial customers account for about 8.4 percent of TVA’s revenue.
Twelve southeastern U.S. utilities buy power from TVA on the interchange market, accounting for 1.3 percent of TVA’s total revenue.