Modern Pricing = Lower Bills in Extreme Weather

TVA’s proposed rate change won’t mean you’re paying more for electricity annually—in fact it may well mean you’re paying a little less, especially during the hottest and coldest months of the year.

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Solar Insight for the Valley

Check out our new Tennessee Valley Solar Calculator, which uses regional information to calculate rates, your real investment, system performance and more to help you decide whether solar is the right choice for you.

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Turn to the Dark Side

As TVA installs new fiber optic lines to link its power plants, substations and customers, excess “dark” fiber will be available to communities who need broadband connectivity. Dawna Qualls sheds light on the subject.

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Cleaner Future for 280,000 More Valley Homes

What if we could reduce our carbon footprint and generate more, low-cost, reliable energy without building a new plant? That’s exactly what’s happening at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Athens, Ala.

Heavy Rains, No Problem

With up to seven inches of rain in many locations over the past seven days, TVA’s River Management teams worked around the clock to avert flood damages across the Valley.

New John Sevier Boat Ramp Now Open

Ready to get your fish on in Hawkins County, Tenn.? Check out the new boat ramp near Rogersville—a great place to catch bass, stripe, crappie, bluegill and more.

Helping Farmers Thrive

TVA’s EnergyRight Solutions program is offering incentives for farmers to trade their diesel irrigation systems in for electric ones. One farmer who did saw a 250 percent increase in his crop yield.

For Some at TVA, It’s Groundhog Day Every Day

Just in time for Groundhog Day, take a look at all the nuisance animals TVA must deal with—from beavers and coyotes to ospreys and vultures—and the measures it takes to help peacefully find them new homes.

Check out New Series Tennessee Valley Uncharted

It’s exploration. It’s discovery. It’s adventure. It’s surprise. It’s a wholesale embrace of all the things that make the Tennessee Valley unique. It’s Tennessee Valley Uncharted, a new series airing on PBS.

Casting a Wide Net

TVA joins with TWRA to help fund the Etnier Ichthyology Endowment at the University of Tennessee in support of funding research on and improving aquatic diversity among the fishes of Tennessee.

Freezing Temps May Reduce Water Weeds

Bitter cold temperatures across the Valley may cause some people to worry about their plumbing, but for recreational boaters and swimmers who battle water weeds in area lakes, the freeze has been a good thing.

Frigid Temperatures Beat Peak Load Records

The morning peak power demand was officially a whopping 31,639 megawatts on January 17. But on January 18th, it was even higher, coming in at the sixth all-time winter spot with 32,513 megawatts.

On in a Hot Minute

Twelve minutes is how long it takes to fire up a combustion turbine gas plant and tie it to the power grid. These not-so-secret weapons in TVA’s generating arsenal are used to meet peaking power demand on the coldest days.

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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