Memphis News Archive

TVA Partnership Awards $64,000 in STEM Grants to Shelby County Schools

TVA, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization, announced this week the award of $64,000 in grants to Shelby County educators in public schools to develop science, technology, engineering, and math education projects.

Champions 4 Seniors Helps with Pharmacy Needs

TVA collaborated with Champion’s Pharmacy and Herb Store in South Memphis to bring the Champions 4 Seniors project to senior citizens to help with their pharmaceutical needs.

TVA Names Mark Yates as Regional VP for Memphis, West region

Mark Yates of Memphis will be TVA’s regional vice president for the West Region. He brings experience and expertise in business, finance, industrial relations, economic development, government, and community relations.

Coat Drive Helps Memphis Children

TVA and Nation Enrichment Projects hosted a holiday drive-thru coat giveaway, providing 650 new winter coats to elementary-aged children.

Holiday Help for Veterans in Need

Just in time for the holidays, TVA staff delivered essential facility needs, $25 Superlo Grocery food cards, and other supplies to Alpha Omega Veterans Services to support veterans housed at their five facilities in Memphis.

Thanksgiving Care Cards Given to Neighbors in Need

The TVA Memphis and Allen Fossil site teams worked with local community partners to families and community members in need during the holiday season.

Donation and Volunteers Make Holidays Brighter

TVA staff delivered a donation for $10,000 and volunteered at a Memphis Toys for Tots location, supporting local efforts to spread holiday cheer.

Provide Feedback on Next Steps at Allen Fossil Plant Site

TVA invites you to review its pre-recorded virtual public open house on the next steps regarding the safe removal and long-term storage of coal ash from the Allen Fossil Plant.

More Than $40 Million in 2020

Despite challenges from the pandemic, TVA delivered cost savings and community support totaling more than $40 million for the people of Memphis so far this year.

TVA Donation Supports Minority Contractor Training Program

TVA has awarded $871,000 to Tennessee Urban League Affiliates to continue offering the Building Futures Minority Contractor Training program in 2021. The program helps recruit and train interested minority contractors on improving home energy efficiency.

TVA’s Pro Bono Legal Services Help Memphians in Need

TVA recently announced that it has launched its first pro bono program, Generating Justice, to provide free legal assistance in local communities.

STEM Grants for K-12 Tennessee Valley Educators Now Open

STEM Classroom grants are back for the 2020-21 school year. Applications are open now and close October 16.

Retirees Donate to Feed more Memphians

The TVA Retirees Association, Memphis Chapter, made a donation of $10,000 to the Mid-South Food Bank. This donation builds off the $100,000 contribution TVA made last fall to create six Healthy School Pantries in local schools.

TVA Statement on the RFP Process

TVA respects and supports MLGW’s decision to pursue an RFP as it looks to its long-term energy supplier. We are excited about the opportunity to put the facts on the table and prove that our partnership with MLGW is the best option.

Welch in Memphis Business Journal's 40 under 40

TVA is pleased to announce the selection of Community Relations Program Manager, Latrivia Welch, into the Memphis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2020!

Partners in Sustainability

Sustainability remains a key area of focus at TVA. Read the new Sustainability Report for a progress report on the partnerships that build a stronger, more sustainable future.

More Value for Memphis

Memphis is important to TVA. We are prepared to act on TVA’s proposals and partner with MLGW and the City to deliver up to $2 billion of value over the next 20 years to the people and businesses of Memphis.

Choose Savings, not Rate Increases

TVA estimates MLGW would end up spending approximately $261 million a year more if it leaves TVA, likely boosting rates by over 20%.

TVA Water Trail Maps Now at Bass Pro at the Pyramid

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.

TVA Spruces Up UL, NAACP Buildings To Boost Home Uplift Program

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.