At TVA, our commitment to reducing carbon emissions is grounded in our mission of service. That commitment is evident in everything we do, from our daily decisions to our long-term planning.
As we build the energy system of the future, we will continue to provide reliable, low-cost power; protect the environment; and bring jobs to the Tennessee Valley.
TVA has achieved a 63% reduction in mass carbon emissions since 2005 (system emissions include owned and purchased power). We have a plan to achieve an approximate 80% reduction by 2035. We aspire to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, and support broader national efforts to decarbonize the economy.
How will we get there? With research, innovation, planning and partnerships.
TVA’s best and brightest minds are working on carbon reduction across TVA. Here are just a few examples of the work we describe in our Carbon Report:
There has never been a challenge too big for TVA. We are proud to be working with our hard-working partners toward a carbon-free future.
TVA’s brightest minds are working with partners to explore no-carbon and low-carbon dispatchable technologies that are affordable and reliable. Learn more.
TVA is partnering with local power companies, states, communities and other federal agencies to develop programs and technologies that reduce the region’s carbon footprint. Learn more.
We are improving our nuclear and hydroelectric facilities and adding more solar, battery storage and natural gas to our generation portfolio. Learn more.
We are reducing carbon emissions by improving our transmission grid, offering flexibility through demand response programs, and upgrading technology that moves energy across the region. Learn more.
TVA is working on natural resources management opportunities related to the lands we manage and help protect, and we are assessing ways to reduce our carbon impact. Learn more.