We supply low-cost, reliable energy for Memphis homes, businesses, schools and hospitals. TVA, MLGW and you are working to make life better in Memphis.
What’s Going On in Memphis
TVA and MLGW will partner with Memphis-area nonprofit organizations to donate $400,000 in support of initiatives that address hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
TVA EnergyRight® has joined with local power companies to launch a resource that helps Memphis families in need find information more easily about federal funds available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
TVA believes the public power model is the best value and most affordable option for electricity in Memphis and across the Valley. We are committed to making sure Memphians have all the facts, despite promises of savings from others.
Helping businesses to locate, stay or expand their operations in the Memphis area is part of TVA’s mission. Since 2012, TVA has worked with Memphis to help attract or retain 40,300 jobs and over $5 billion in capital investments.
Attorneys and other professionals recently partnered to help qualifying lower-income individuals in the Memphis area with estate planning.
TVA President and CEO Jeff Lyash spoke with the MLGW Board of Commissioners at its meeting today, and his topic was the Value Proposition that TVA brings to Memphis.
TVA and key representatives from the community participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of TVA’s Mobile Unit Weatherization Training Lab.
An important part of TVA’s mission of service is maintaining a competitive, diverse supplier base that is reflective of The Tennessee Valley region.
TVA’s EnergyRight® group is working with non-profit agencies in Memphis, supporting efforts to bring more weatherization services to town through the Home Uplift initiative.
Reliable power is what we depend on for home, work and school. It brings businesses and jobs to our area.
Community leaders from all corners of Memphis gathered on a cold January day recently to get a first-hand look at the old Allen Fossil Plant site and its surrounding coal yards, now empty and quiet.
A new state-of-the-art Amazon fulfillment center in Memphis will create 1,000 new full-time jobs, thanks in part to the partnership between the State of Tennessee, local governments and organizations, economic development agencies, MLGW and TVA.
Vacation planners in the Memphis area can find inspiration for a beautiful getaway by checking out TVA’s set of water trail guides, which can now be found stocked at the downtown Bass Pro.
Memphis-based TVA employees spent the morning with children at the Power Center Academy Elementary School as part of their Career Day.
On Friday, December 6, 2019, a TVA employee pulled up to Whitehaven High School in Memphis with one mission in mind: to help make a difference in young people’s lives.
Some pieces of history from the decommissioned TVA Allen Plant are now providing new usefulness for children at Riverview Elementary School.
TVA and MLGW congratulate HICO on its decision to establish operations and create job opportunities in Memphis. Helping to foster economic growth is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service to the people of the Valley.
The latest news and updates around TVA’s decommissioned Allen Fossil Plant were the topics of discussion during a recent media event and luncheon for local elected officials.
“It feels like a warm blanket has been laid over my home.... It’s a peace of mind that people come together and give, and you can’t put a price tag on it.” — Erica Warren, Home Uplift participant
Nearly 70 TVA employees from the Memphis area recently rolled up their sleeves for an “Afternoon of Service” in Memphis. Spread across the Bluff City, the group gathered at several locations with one objective in mind – uplifting people and neighborhoods.
Six Shelby County schools and more than 250 families will benefit from a new partnership with TVA that creates Healthy School Pantries in local schools.
“Building the sustainable, flexible system that will make this region competitive for generations takes the commitment of our workforce, and I appreciate that they've delivered that.” —TVA President & CEO Jeff Lyash
TVA leadership held a public information meeting at Mitchell Community Center in Southeast Memphis to speak with local residents about their hopes and concerns surrounding the Allen Fossil Plant.
I learned so much! The workshop was wonderful. I didn’t know that some devices and appliances left plugged in – like cell phone chargers – still use electricity, even if you’re not there.” — Memphis homeowner Kathy Scales
“We wanted to show gratitude to the first responders who protect the people of the Valley.” — Sabrina Trimmier, TVA
“We took a pretty thorough tour of TVA’s plant, and it’s very impressive.... Our partnership with TVA is long-standing, and we value the relationship. TVA does a lot for us, and we appreciate it.” — MLGW Systems Operations Manager Reggie Bowlin
On Saturday, September 28, 2019, Tennessee Valley Authority participated in the Country Fair held in the heart of the Rosemark Historic District in North Shelby County.
TVA is moving forward with plans to remove coal ash stored at the former Allen Fossil Plant and to demolish the plant structures. We invite the public to comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement which will look at the environmental effects of various options.
"This program represents an increase of opportunities to create economic pathways for families. Individual business owners will also get the business enhancements and skillsets they need...." — Eugenia Gray, Memphis Urban League
"To have companies like TVA to come onboard, to support the efforts of the Memphis Office of Youth Services, it really speaks volumes,” — Memphis Office of Youth Services Director Ike Griffith
“What started off as a reading tour last year has spawned into other partnership opportunities, which shows that TVA has a sense of duty toward students’ success and the community.” — Illeanette Rosado-Wilson, Shelby County Schools
As a member of the Memphis community, TVA is taking action to ensure its operating and legacy facilities help protect the city’s prized drinking water quality.
“TVA is the only public power utility that carries a congressional mandate to advance economic development in the areas it serves.” —John Bradley, TVA
“The tour was really good, and the plant was a good place for us to learn how the utility industry works. I think it will help us find careers and explore what we can do in life.” — 18-year-old participant Michael Foster
“Along with our sponsor, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Explore Memphis is dedicated to providing enriching opportunities to enhance the educational experiences of our children of the Mid-South.” – Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland
“The workshop was wonderful! I learned so much. I didn’t know that some devices and appliances left plugged in – like cell phone chargers – still use electricity, even if you’re not there.” —Kathy Scales, workshop attendee
“Each day was a great experience and a wonderful example of collaboration and unification. The volunteers and their commitment to sharing TVA’s value to Memphis were stellar.” — Mark Creech, TVA
The heat is on in Memphis, but you don’t have to break a sweat! Stay cool and keep more cash with TVA’s money saving tips.
“We are so glad that TVA chose to spend a Day of Service with our teachers and students!” — Angela Meekins, Porter-Leath Academy’s Engagement Manager
“I hope that we work through the current issues in Memphis, and I look forward to the day when we’re talking about what the future looks like, instead of the past because there is lots of opportunity,” — Jeff Lyash, TVA President and CEO
“To see them get excited about learning…that was really cool. They get really excited when they know what’s happening, and when they see something they didn’t expect to happen you can see them all cheer.” — Jonathan Poulder, TVA
Partygoers of all ages hugged, danced and took selfies with Louie, including City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County Commissioner Willie F. Brooks Jr.
“We’re teaching our Scouts to be thrifty, clean, reverent, respectful of clean energy and resourceful .... So, we wanted to come and see how energy is made and the steps TVA has taken to be better stewards of our resources.” — Abbay Milnor, Webelos Den Leader
“We are both hopeful and confident that MLGW and the City of Memphis will find TVA’s overall value proposition in energy and economic development will continue to provide the greatest benefit to Memphians.” — Mark Creech, TVA
“TVA’s priorities remain a critical part of the formula that drives success in the Tennessee Valley: reliable energy at low cost, responsible stewardship and being an active partner in economic development.” — John Ryder, TVA Director
TVA wants you to have a clear picture of our work to protect Memphis drinking water. A new video shares a 3-D view of our remediation efforts at the Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis.
“Pursuing a Utility Energy Services Contract with TVA positions this building for long-term operational efficiency and will provide a productive work space for employees and visitors.” — John M. Dennis, U.S. General Services Administration
“The partnership between MLGW and TVA gives Memphis robust, reliable, and low-cost power, with local control right here in Memphis. That’s the beauty of public power.” — Jeff Lyash, TVA President & CEO
“Robotics has taught me to work with other people, to respect everybody’s ideas and to express my own ideas.” — Emma Caesar, Shining Stars Robotics Team
“Progress for women is progress for everyone. When one woman walks through a door, that door is opened for other women. We have to help each other.” — Gale Jones Carson, MLGW
"You’re giving back now, and people are going to remember that; people remember when you care." — Rev. Ellis Confer Sr., Memphis
“Service is what Franklin Roosevelt had in mind in 1933, when he created TVA.” — Bill Johnson, TVA
“We appreciate everyone who attended and who offered their feedback. Thank you!” — Marcey Wright, TVA
“My job description is to produce electricity at the lowest feasible rate. Together (with MLGW), I think we’re doing a pretty good job!” — Bill Johnson, TVA
“It’s a great honor to have national heroes being recognized here in Memphis. This is a great Civil Rights story with all the honorees, and we are just glad to participate.” — J.T. Young, MLGW
“We are changing people’s lives one home at a time. By investing in home energy upgrades, we are helping our neighbors save money on their power bills, live healthier and enjoy a better quality of life.” — Frank Rapley, TVA
“Home weatherization is extremely important. A lot of people think their utility bills will be high no matter what, but if your home is weatherized, it will have a direct impact on your utility consumption, which will reduce your energy bill.” — Gale Jones Carson, MLGW
TVA EnergyRight Solutions employees team up with MLGW to volunteer at the Mid-South Food Bank in Memphis. Last year, Mid-South Food Bank distributed more than 13 million pounds of food to over 220,000 people.
"TVA has put their money where their mouth is, and their quality, reliable, low-cost energy helps us to recruit and retain businesses.” — Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland
TVA Invests in Memphis
TVA gives a glimpse of its evolving generation portfolio with the launch of a new, self-built 1 megawatt solar array at the Allen Natural Gas Plant.
An important part of TVA’s mission of service is maintaining a competitive, diverse supplier base that is reflective of our region. By welcoming businesses of all types, TVA promotes economic prosperity in local communities and across its service territory.
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TVA & MLGW
Together, TVA and our partnership with MLGW meet the needs of more than 400,000 residential and business customers in the Memphis area by:
• Delivering some of the lowest electricity rates in the country
• Providing safe, reliable energy you can depend on 24/7
• Improving the air you breathe with clean energy
• Creating jobs in your community
Need help paying your energy bills?
We understand that sometimes it can be difficult to pay your energy bills, but assistance may be available through a variety of resources, including the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Your TVA Neighbors
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