2015 Integrated Resource Plan

In August 2015, the TVA Board of Directors adopted the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which provides a direction for how TVA will meet the long-term energy needs of the Tennessee Valley region. This document and the associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement evaluated scenarios and strategies for providing electricity through 2033. 

The IRP discusses ways that TVA can meet future electricity demand economically while supporting TVA’s equally important mandates for environmental stewardship and economic development across the Valley. And it reinforces that TVA is headed in the right direction. As in the 2011 version, the 2015 indicates that a diverse portfolio is still the best way to deliver low-cost, reliable electricity to those we serve. The 2015 IRP was developed in collaboration with TVA customers and consumers, business and industry leaders, community, academia, environmental advocates and everyday people who depend on the public power TVA provides in partnership with local power companies. Special thanks go to the IRP Working Group and the Regional Energy Resource Council for their efforts on the 2015 plan. The involvement of so many passionate and informed people ensured thorough consideration of the differing views, priorities and issues that co-exist in the Valley.


2015 Integrated Resource Plan (PDF, 9 MB)

2015 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Volume 1 — Main Text (PDF, 11.3 MB)

2015 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Volume 2 — Responses to Comments on the Draft EIS (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Development of the 2015 Integrated Resource Plan

2015 IRP Record of Decision (PDF, 220 kb)

A New Vision for the Future

TVA is beginning work on a 2019 Integrated Resource Plan, which will build upon previous plans and continue to address the rapidly changing energy marketplace. As always, the goal will be to find ways TVA can continue to provide low-cost, reliable energy; support environmental stewardship; and spur economic development over the next 20 years. Read more about the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan.