Sustainability a Key to TVA’s Lower Carbon Future

Climate change. Renewables. Nuclear. Pollution. Coal. Carbon. Regulations. What does it all mean? We caught up with TVA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Brenda Brickhouse to help sort it out for us.

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Allen Combined Cycle Plant Now 75% Complete

The news from Memphis is promising: the new Allen project is going up on time and under budget—and is contributing both renewable energy and economic benefit to Shelby County.

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Get a Handle on the Heat

Summer temperatures in the Tennessee Valley are sweltering. Will we have enough electricity to beat the heat? The TVA manager in charge of forecasting electricity load says: “Absolutely.”

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Biodiversity Heroes

Conservationists, biologists and environmentalists come together each year to help protect the most biodiverse river system in North America—the Tennessee.

Making Life Better

TVA’s mission is to help make lives better. And how do they do it? We sat down with TVA Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President John Thomas who had the answer: “Low rates.”

Swimming for Science

TVA welcomes a German scientist who will swim the entire 652-mile length of the Tennessee River, stopping for daily water-health checks along the way.

Paradise Dedication

Paradise Combined Cycle Gas Plant was dedicated this week, and adds 1,100 MW of generating power to TVA's generating portfolio.

STEM on the Go

Learning never stops, and the Tennessee Valley Authority has made it possible for kids at the Coalition for Kids in Johnson City, Tenn., to learn while staying on the go all summer long.

Hi-Tech Solution to Aquatic Weed Monitoring

TVA’s Dr. Brett Hartis is a man with a mission: to control aquatic weeds, which can overtake TVA reservoirs. Now he’s using the latest digital technology to see the underwater world and get a jump on nuisance plants before they get out of control.

Bull Run Fossil Plant Celebrates 50 Years

Bull Run Steam Plant’s single generator whirred to life 50 years ago—on June 12, 1967—starting a journey that has led to numerous plant awards, innovations and successes.

TVA Retirees Continue the Mission

TVA retirees continue to serve the people of the Valley to make life better. Retiree volunteers contributed more than 20,000 hours of service in support of TVA programs in 2016.

How Bright is Solar Energy’s Future?

Some see solar energy as the future. Others say solar is too expensive and unreliable. Who’s right? To sort facts from myths, we turned to Tammy Bramlett, TVA’s Renewable Energy Solutions Senior Manager.

Partnership Secures Future of Ocoee Whitewater Recreation

Whitewater recreation on the Ocoee River is set to continue well into the future under a new partnership between the Ocoee River Outfitter Association, State of Tennessee, US Forest Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Please Don’t Disturb Archaeological Sites

Now that spring weather has arrived, TVA’s Natural Resources employees are seeing an uptick in activity by artifact hunters and others who disturb significant and protected archaeological sites on TVA-managed lands.

Copter on the Crew

Helicopters assist transmission crews in delivering equipment to remote work sites, saving time, labor and money. Here's how one saved a crew from hauling more than 1,000 pounds of new insulators and equipment 500 feet up a near vertical ridge.

TVA Helps Hundreds of Mississippi Homeowners with Improvements

TVA's Extreme Energy Makeovers program is making a real difference in the lives of Valley residents by helping them to make efficiency upgrades that will help them live more comfortably and save them hundreds of dollars every year.

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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