Memphis News Archive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
“We wanted to show gratitude to the first responders who protect the people of the Valley.” — Sabrina Trimmier, TVA
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.
“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
"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
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