This guide is to help members of the public who are seeking information about TVA. It offers a variety of TVA sources for information such as annual and quarterly reports, bond offerings, energy services, reservoir levels, library services, general inquiries and more.
The Tennessee Valley Authority ("TVA") is a corporate agency and instrumentality of the United States ("U.S.") that was created in 1933 by legislation enacted by the U.S. Congress in response to a request by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. TVA was created to, among other things, improve navigation on the Tennessee River, reduce the damage from destructive flood waters within the Tennessee River system and downstream on the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, further the economic development of TVA’s service area in the southeastern United States and sell the electricity generated at the facilities TVA operates. Today, TVA operates the nation’s largest public power system and supplies power in most of Tennessee, northern Alabama, northeastern Mississippi, and southwestern Kentucky and in portions of northern Georgia, western North Carolina and southwestern Virginia to a population of over nine million people.
Information available from TVA includes material on the following topics:
Yes. The address for TVA's Web page is tva.com.
If you're still unsure how to find the information you need, you can ask a TVA operator for assistance by calling one of the following numbers:
- In Knoxville, Tennessee: 865-632-2101
- In Chattanooga, Tennessee: 423-751-0011
- In Muscle Shoals, Alabama: 256-386-2601
Or you can email TVA at email@example.com with a description of what you need.
Printed copies of this "Guide to Information about the Tennessee Valley Authority" are available from Denise Smith, TVA's FOIA Officer, by phone at 865-632-6945, by fax at 865-632-6901 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more about the information sources listed below, see the next section: Descriptions of Information Sources within TVA. Also, see the Freedom of Information Act section at the end of this guide.
Vendors with active TVA contracts or interest in new TVA contracting opportunities can call TVA's Procurement organization at 865-632-4700 or send an email to email@example.com.
Information about employment at TVA is available on our Careers pages.
You'll find information on the following employment-related topics:
To apply for a position that is currently available, apply online through our Career Gateway.
Information about the EnergyRight program, developed by TVA and local power companies, can be found on the Web at energyright.com. These sites mirror each other, and include information about energy-efficient homes, home energy-savings tips and comparisons of home energy costs. They also features direct lines to many of TVA’s local power company partners.
Financial information about TVA, including financial reports, TVA corporate governance, investment opportunities and more is available on our Investor Relations pages. Requests also can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also write or phone TVA's Investor Relations organization:
TVA Treasury/Investor Relations
400 W. Summit Hill Drive, WT 4C
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
888-882-4967 (outside the U.S.)
TVA offers a 24-hour automated information service on lake levels, tributary flows and expected water releases from TVA dams.
This service is available at the following number to anyone using a touch-tone phone:
- In Knoxville, Tennessee: 865-632-2264
- In Chattanooga, Tennessee: 423-751-2264
- In Muscle Shoals, Alabama: 256-386-2264
- In all other locations, call toll-free 800-238-2264
Download the TVA Lake Info app from the TVA website for an easy-to-use resource for operating on and around reservoirs and dams in the TVA region.
Journalists who have questions about TVA or need help with a story about TVA can call TVA Media Relations at 865-632-6000.
Information about TVA’s power programs is available on our Power System pages.
Power generating facilities operated by TVA at September 30, 2014, included 29 conventional hydroelectric sites, one pumped-storage hydroelectric site, 10 coal-fired sites, three nuclear sites, 14 natural gas and/or oil-fired sites, one diesel generator site, 16 solar energy sites, digester gas co-firing capacity at one coal-fired site, biomass co-firing potential (located at coal-fired sites), and one wind energy site.
There are 153 locally owned distributors that sell TVA electricity to about 9 million people and 52 large industrial customers that receive TVA power directly.
Information about opening and closing dates of TVA-managed recreation sites is available on our Recreation pages.
For information about TVA surplus material and equipment for sale, go here.
Information about TVA-managed shoreline property and TVA land—including the names, addresses and phone numbers of the TVA Watershed Team offices to contact for questions or information—is available here.
Historians, researchers and members of the public interested in TVA's history may also contact the TVA Library for assistance. Note: The library is temporarily closed. Please contact email@example.com instead.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides the public access to TVA agency records. For more information, see the FOIA page.