When Senator George Norris created the TVA Act more than 80 years ago, little did we know that Norris would be the father of work-life balance in the Tennessee Valley.
What was once a curse in the Tennessee Valley is now a blessing: the water resources associated with the Tennessee River. TVA does everything in its power to ensure that it is of the highest quality possible.
Due to the hard work of TVA, Valley industries, vehicle manufacturers and local and state air regulators, air quality has never been as good as it is now. Today, the entire Valley meets the EPA’s ozone standard.
As Norris Dam turns 80, we’re throwing a free party from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30. Each day will be filled with food, family-friendly fun, music and self-guided tours of Norris Dam.
Mission accomplished! With Shelby County, Tenn., in compliance, the entire Tennessee Valley now meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 standard for ozone.
Power Ascension Testing is the final phase of an extensive “test drive” of Watts Bar Unit 2 to make sure the unit can deliver electricity safely, reliably and efficiently to our consumers.
On July 7, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr. introduced a resolution praising TVA for its successful construction and management of the “Unified Plan of the Development of the Tennessee River,” which began with the completion of Norris Dam in 1936.
After five years of inactivity, Hiwassee Dam’s groundbreaking Unit 2 reversible generator/turbine unit is fully back in action, allowing TVA even greater flexibility to generate electricity—or remove it from the grid when needed to help balance base load.
TVA’s vision for converting all management of coal combustion products from wet to dry storage is becoming a reality—most recently at Gallatin Fossil Plant.
Four bright, young scholars are closer to achieving their career dreams in energy, thanks to scholarships provided by TVA and the Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga.
TVA engineers are mapping water temperatures on Wheeler Lake to help understand when—and when not—to operate cooling towers at Brown's Ferry Nuclear Plant. Net result? Cost savings to Valley power consumers.
TVA monitors its coal ash 24/7, 365 to ensure there are no safety or environmental issues. To that end, it developed the Advanced Technology for Impoundment Monitoring center to immediately identify and respond to any coal ash issues before an emergency can happen