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.

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Water, Water Everywhere?

It’s time for the spring fill—which means that TVA’s River Forecast Center is turning it’s eyes to the 2017 recreation season and holding on to water in the reservoir system. Here's how the process is going.

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How TVA Safeguards Its Dams

With a possible dam failure having made national news, many wonder: Could such a thing happen here? With a robust Dam Safety Program in place, TVA ensures both dam integrity and public safety.

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Two TVA Difference Makers Named to Nation’s Top 50 Economic Developers List

Two TVA go-getters have been named as two of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers by Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants.

Be Fearless

When Lynn Evans became chair of TVA's board, she set a lot of "firsts"—first female director, first African American, first Memphian. Here, in honor of Women's History Month, she talks about being a woman in the workplace.

TVA Offers Prime Northwest Alabama Real Estate

The Tennessee Valley Authority has engaged CBRE real estate services to market about 900 acres of the utility’s Muscle Shoals Reservation property in northwest Alabama.

Upgrade Project at South Holston Dam Underway

As TVA works to upgrade the hydro generation unit in one of its most valuable dams, South Holston Dam Road in Sullivan County, Tenn., will be closed for approximately 1 year.

TVA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Transmission Projects

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input regarding local upgrades to its transmission system near Philadelphia, Miss., which involves the construction of two new transmission lines to support electrical reliability in the area.

Modern Archeology Was Shaped by Women

TVA archeologist Michaelyn Harle was recently featured in the Tennessee Council for Professional Archeology (TCPA) blog. Her article focused on the role women have played in shaping the modern study of archeology.

TVA Uses Prescribed Fire to Help Habitat

March and April are primetime for prescribed burns across the Tennessee Valley. Evan Crews, TVA senior manager, Natural Resources Management explains how the agency uses fire to improve our region’s wildlife habitat.

TVA Meets with Lake Guntersville Stakeholders

Elected Officials from Marshall and Jackson counties recently met with TVA in Guntersville to discuss the present and future path of the Lake Guntersville Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

TVA Begins Prep Work for Construction at Pickwick

TVA is beginning exploratory work this week at Pickwick Landing Dam in preparation for upcoming construction to fortify the dam against potential impacts from a severe earthquake.

TVA’s Renewable Energy Programs Support Transportation Innovation

Parking and commuting at Southern Adventist University (SAU) is now greener and more convenient thanks to new solar-assisted electric vehicle program funded in part by TVA and other community partners.

Sharing Secrets of the Past

From rock art to historic buildings and burial sites, the Tennessee Valley is full of reminders that it has been a great place to live for thousands of years.

Turning Memphis Wastewater into Energy

TVA is capturing methane gas from Memphis' T.E. Maxson Wastewater Treatment Plant and transporting it to adjacent Allen Combined Cycle natural gas site where it will be used to help generate clean energy.

TVA’s Carbon Trajectory

It’s hard to know whether or how carbon policy is likely to change in coming years. Brenda Brickhouse, TVA’s vice president of Environment and Energy Policy, explains why staying the course is in the Tennessee Valley’s best interest.

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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