Memphis News Archive

The Heat is On and TVA is Ready

TVA continually monitors weather forecasts, has processes in place to adjust generation and transmission resources to meet expected demand, and continues to invest in further strengthening the resiliency of our system.

New TVA L.I.F.T. Program to Take Future Line Workers to New Heights

Some of the most important men and women in the energy industry are the ones you don’t often see unless there’s a problem.

TN Valley Robotics and TVA Sponsor First MATE ROV Competition in Memphis

TN Valley Robotics and TVA sponsored the first MATE ROV underwater robotics competition in Memphis to encourage young STEM enthusiasts.

Memphis Non-Profit Sees the Value of Partnerships

TVA understands the importance of reliable, affordable electricity to the Mid-South region.

A Message From Mark Yates: My First 100 Days at TVA

Here, Regional Vice President of External Relations, Mark Yates shares his thoughts on his first 100 days at TVA.

Shelby County Lands TVA, Facebook Solar Site

The Memphis and Shelby County community is already home to the blues and barbeque; now Shelby County also will be home to one of Tennessee’s largest solar farms.

Allen Timeline is Separate from Power Supplier Discussions

The following is a letter to the editor running in the Commercial Appeal as TVA’s response to a recent letter from U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen questioning our commitment to remediate the former Allen Fossil Plant site in Memphis.

TVA’s Mark Yates Honored by BMOM

On April 9, members of the 100 Black Men of Memphis (BMOM) honored several members who were recently recognized by the Memphis Business Journal in the Power 100 ranking of most influential business leaders.

Mark Yates Op-Ed: TVA’s Service During Recent Winter Weather Speaks for Itself

Mark Yates is the West Region Vice President for the Tennessee Valley Authority. This text originally appeared in The Daily Memphian.

Home Uplift Helps First-Time Memphis Homeowner Shoulder Utility Bills

TVA's Home Uplift program is helping homeowners keep the lights on.

Jeff Lyash Op-Ed: TVA Dedicated to Supplying Memphis with Reliable and Sufficient Energy in any Condition

Jeff Lyash discusses his commitment to supplying Memphis with reliable energy at any time.

TVA Donates Water for Memphis-Area Residents

In conjunction with local elected officials, community partners and businesses, TVA is donating over 80,000 bottles of water to support MLGW customers who are currently under a boil water alert due to local water pressure concerns.

TVA Prepared for Unusual Weather

The weather in Memphis has been anything but normal. TVA is prepared and responding to current weather conditions and keeping the heat and lights on for Memphis and Shelby County.

Highlighting TVA's Value

Looking for the best value from your electricity provider? An independent assessment says TVA’s public power model is it!

50 Years Later, How Would You Answer This Question?

In 1970, TVA’s Office of Information debuted a quarterly magazine, Tennessee Valley Perspective, for employees and retirees to report and interpret the changing nature of the region. The goal of this new publication was “to highlight the region’s uniqueness, vitality, strengths, and problems and to help create a common awareness for its needs and opportunities.”

Q&A with Mark Yates

A few questions and answers with Mark Yates, TVA’s regional vice president for the West Region.

Champions 4 Seniors NAACP Event a Success

When seniors needed help, a partnership between TVA and NAACP Memphis Branch brought the newest addition to Champion's Pharmacy into a Memphis neighborhood.

Life-Changing Comfort

Memphis resident Keisha Robinson found out how TVA’s Home Uplift helps families live comfortably by lowering power bills and improving energy efficiency.

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.