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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A Breath of Fresh Air

People who live and work in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s seven-state service region have something more than usual to be thankful for this holiday season: cleaner air.

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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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Due to continuing dry conditions, TVA has issued a burn ban on all of the public lands, recreation areas and facility reservations it manages. Campfires, barbeques, smoking and any other flame producing activities are prohibited. In addition, several TVA-managed public sites in the highest-danger zones have been closed to protect the public. See a list of the affected areas.

TVA Sites Remain Closed Because of Fire Danger

With more than 1,200 fire raging across the southeast, TVA is taking precautionary steps and closing recreation areas that are at high risk (or that have already experienced fire).

Dealing with Drought: An Update

A hot, dry summer followed by an abnormally dry fall has posed water quality and quantity issues. Despite the drought, TVA’s River Management Team is on the job to ensure that water is allocated in ways that best serves the people of the Valley.

Preserving Places of Peril

TVA receives recognition from the national Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for its work in restoring and protecting 500-year-old Native American cliff art in northeast Alabama.

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.

Colbert Ash Stack Closure Complete

In closing and covering an ash stack at retired Colbert Fossil Plant, TVA creates not only safety but also scenery.

Combustion Testing Begins at Paradise CC Plant

3-2-1-ignition! Paradise Combined Cycle Plant's Unit 1 fired up for the first time at 5:23 p.m. EST Monday. All three gas-fired units will go through a series of tests over the next few months in preparation for commercial operation in 2017.

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.

Good Medicine for Fontana Dam

TVA is making two slot cuts in Fontana Dam to relieve pressure caused by alkali aggregate reaction (AAR), also known as concrete growth, which occurs when chemical reactions in the cement aggregate material cause swelling and stress.

How TVA Is Storing Its Ash

To get the “low-down” on what TVA is doing with its coal ash, we caught up with John Kammeyer, TVA vice president Civil Projects. Kammeyer leads the TVA team tasked with safely closing the company’s coal ash impoundments.

TVA Helps Keep Your Power Bill Low

Sixty-nine percent of the top 100 utilities charge more for electricity than we do in the Tennessee Valley. Why? Here’s the lowdown from TVA Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President John Thomas.

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 for area residents and businesses will remain in place throughout the process. Read more about Boone Dam.

Watts Bar Nuclear

On October 16, 2016, Watts Bar Unit 2 was complete and went commercial, generating power for the Valley. It is first new nuclear power production of the 21st century. Watts Bar Nuclear Plant now generates 2,250 megawatts of carbon-free electricity—enough to power 1.3 million homes. Read more about Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.

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