Full Steam Ahead

TVA develops an innovative, environmentally friendly cogeneration solution at Johnsonville Combustion Turbine Plant designed to keep chemical company Chemours—and 1,100 jobs—in Middle Tennessee.

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TVA Shops Small

When you’re the nation’s largest public power company, you do a lot of purchasing. To boost the Valley economy, TVA stayed focused on procuring goods and services from small businesses in 2016—over a billion dollars’ worth.

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TVA Invests in a Greener Future

What is TVA’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President John Thomas doing to ensure the region has reliable, clean electricity at the lowest cost possible? Investing.

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TVA Clears Next Hurdle for Small Modular Reactors

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted and docketed the utility’s early site permit application for the potential construction and operation of multiple SMR units at the Clinch River Site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Lake Sturgeon Make a Comeback

This ancient fish, once extinct in the Tennessee River system, has made a comeback thanks to a savvy reintroduction initiative by TVA and its partners.

TVA Reports Near-Record Weekend Power Demand

The Tennessee Valley Authority reports that the weekend’s cold snap, which dipped down to 14 degrees across the Tennessee Valley, ranked fourth in the utility’s “Top 10” winter weekend power peaks.

Drought Update: Rainfall Levels Improve, Runoff Lags

More precipitation in the new year improves drought conditions and hydro generation, even though runoff levels are playing catch-up.

Improve It and They Will Come

TVA and its volunteer partners logged over 100,000 visitors to reimagined and refurbished visitor centers at TVA hydroelectric facilities in 2016. With further improvements planned for 2017, that number is likely to grow.

Look at All the Little Piggies

TVA and Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. joined together to create unique solution to the problem of piglets getting squashed in the pen: a warming blanket.

Balanced Fuel Portfolio Helps Reduce Ratepayer Costs

TVA’s diversified generation portfolio allows it to choose between generation sources, and emphasize low-cost fuels. This is especially helpful in winter months, when coal and gas plants are crucial to meeting demand.

John Sevier Fossil Plant Is Coming Down

Demolition work at John Sevier Fossil Plant demonstrates TVA at it’s best: Working in an environmentally responsible way to restore the site of a former coal plant so that the land can be used for economic development.

Watts Bar Unit 2: What It Means for You

Achieving commercial operation of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant’s Unit 2 was a major achievement for TVA, and a smart investment for every energy consumer in the Tennessee Valley. Here’s why.

New and Improved Kentucky Lock on the Way

Though it's long been a source of frustration and congestion for those navigating from the Tennessee River into the Ohio, TVA and the Army Corps of Engineers are cooperating to build a modern lock at Kentucky Dam that’s tailored to today’s barge traffic.

TVA Pioneers Energy Efficiency Planning Model

As many Americans grow more aware of their environmental footprint and look for ways to maximize their energy usage, TVA’s energy efficiency strategy has been singled out as a model that may be worth replicating.

Boone Dam Project

TVA has found the fix for seepage at Boone Dam: a composite seepage barrier made of non-erodible material. Construction will take five to seven years. Maximum safety measures will remain in place throughout the process. Read more about Boone Dam.

 

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