Let's Connect

TVA relies on the power of public input and insight to best serve the Tennessee Valley. Won't you share yours?

Our company description is succinct: “TVA is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.”

That's an accurate description, but it's also a little cold, a little dry. We are far from being a nameless, faceless government entity. The people who work at TVA are your neighbors and friends in the Tennessee Valley, and we as an organization operate in a way that serves our shared best interest. (Read about our service commitmentour history or our approach to community development and you’ll see how tightly interwoven we are with our regional well-being.)

 As such, we invite you to participate with us in the service of our fundamental duties:

  • To provide reliable energy for the residents of the Tennessee Valley region in a way that is both affordable and clean
  • To serve as an environmental steward to the lakes and lands that comprise Tennessee River watershed
  • To advance the economic development of our region

We wholeheartedly hope that you will connect with us to offer your ideas and insights. Public interaction has been a part of the TVA plan from the signing of the TVA Act of 1933, and though the agency has been able to draw on world-renowned scientific brainpower in its evolution, it’s learned and thrived as much on the wit and wisdom of those it serves.

There are formal opportunities to participate in our processes and projects:

Meetings of our Board of Directors, the Regional Energy Resource Council and the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, for instance, are generally open to the public, and provide for periods of public commentary and advice.

In addition, routine projects such as environmental reviewsland actions and transmission line projects, and special planning endeavors—such as our Integrated Resource Plan—are open for public input and insight. Meetings are held in person or via Webinar to reach the broadest range of Valley residents.

There are less formal ways to interface with us, too.

Our Public Land Information Center is a two-way street for information regarding public land and environmental topics; our Watershed Team Offices are dedicated to promoting our mutual interest in keeping the Valley’s reservoirs healthy. Both offer opportunities for feedback and participation in stewardship activities any time, anywhere.

The Economic Development section of this site shares not only the name, email and mobile phone number for every specialist on the staff, but also the direct contact information for the leadership of that organization. Have a thought about how to draw more high-paying jobs to the region, or about how to engage more communities in sustainabiltiy efforts? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Stephanie Hamby at srhamby@tva.com.

As you navigate this site, you'll see names and e-mail addresses and phone numbers throughout in regard to different projects. Use them—they are out there because we want to hear from you.

If all else fails...

Call our main number at (865) 632-2131, or e-mail tvainfo@tva.com and tell us your thoughts on any of TVA's many endeavors. We will do the work of hooking you up with the right ears to hear you. And we—your friends, your neighbors—will listen.