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Regional Grid Transformation

Grid for a Changing Region

The Regional Grid Transformation (RGT) initiative is a collaboration between local power companies (LPCs) and TVA to transform the power grid into a more resilient, flexible and integrated system to meet customer expectations and changing world conditions. Working together, we can understand and implement the grid-related initiatives necessary to address current and future needs of the TVA service region.

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RGT Grid Systems

Value to the Region

From protecting against power disruption from cybersecurity threats or extreme weather events to offering the option for cleaner and more efficient energy generation, grid transformation has multifaceted benefits for all residing and working in TVA’s service region.

Regional benefits include:

  • energy affordability and resiliency
  • economic development
  • clean energy
  • secure infrastructure
  • overall community vitality

Listen to Steering Team LPC members talk about why RGT is important for the region:

RGT Roadmaps

Understand what RGT means for your power company, community and the region. Created by a collaboration of LPCs, subject matter experts and industry research organizations, these roadmaps communicate how the region can collectively plan and respond to grid transformation.

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Strategic Roadmap

Highlights the regional opportunities and capabilities needed to achieve grid transformation. Capability areas are identified and defined to represent processes, actions and technologies that will transform our grid.


TVA RG Tactical Roadmap cover

Tactical Roadmap

Highlights the individual actions and anticipated timelines of example tactical roadmaps from LPCs and TVA. These can be used by all LPCs to understand the types of activities and technologies needed to prepare for the future of the grid.


Case Studies

TVA’s Regional Grid Transformation (RGT) team developed a series of case studies highlighting the collaborative efforts between TVA and its LPCs in pursuit of RGT goals, as well as LPC investments into new technologies and capabilities to make their operations more efficient, customer-focused, reliable and resilient. These resources offer lessons learned and recommendations for other TVA local power companies that are exploring or already undertaking similar projects.

Harriman Utility Board - Investing in Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Investing in Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Explore how Harriman Utility Board gained board approval and funding to invest in Advanced Metering Infrastructure, which has already streamlined their operations, improved customer service and reduced costs.


Distributed Energy Resources Interconnection Pilot

Distributed Energy Resources Interconnection

Examine how a Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Pilot between TVA and ten Local Power Companies led to the development of recommendations to advance DER interconnection practices across the Valley.


West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation

Private LTE Network Trial

Learn how West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (WKRECC) piloted a private LTE network to showcase the potential for this technology to support the utility’s growing needs and modernize its electric distribution system.


Huntsville Utilities - Integrated Planning Pilot with TVA

Integrated Planning

Discover how Huntsville Utilities and TVA collaborated to assess and improve their resource planning capabilities to better plan for load, electric vehicle adoption and distributed energy resource growth on their systems.