Partnership Helps Customers and Communities

Knoxville Utilities Board issues resolution highlighting the partnership with TVA on COVID-19 response in support of Valley residents and businesses.

TVA Refurbishes Historic Source of Green Power

When TVA restores one of the hydro units inside it's storied hydroelectric fleet, it adds green megawatts in the process. Take a look inside Pickwick Dam.

TVA Legal Pros Help Residents off ‘Treadmill of Trouble’

TVA attorneys help Tennessee Valley residents expunge their records of minor infractions of the law, such as speeding tickets. The hope? To help beneficiaries get and keep good housing and good jobs.

TVA’s Solar Champion

One of our own — Chris Hansen — has been recognized by the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association with its 2020 Solar Champion Award.

T.E.A.M. TVA Coloring Book

Allen Fossil Plant is proud to announce the launch of its TVA Energy Allies Member (T.E.A.M.) Power with Purpose coloring book.

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.

Serving the Valley - Your Child’s Profession Awaits

Spending time outside is fun, but it can be educational, too. Read about three TVA employees who turned their passion for the outdoors into rewarding careers stewarding the Valley's natural resources.

Happy Rain Year!

TVA experienced record rainfall for fiscal year 2020—and we’re on track for a calendar year record, too.

Fall into Energy Savings with EnergyRight

With temperatures dropping, we turn up thermostats to stay comfortable in our homes and businesses. That makes it a great time to think about how to keep electric bills low.

Jobs Rising as Emissions Fall

Facebook, Amazon and Volkswagen are some of the well-known job creators that have located operations inside the Tennessee Valley. TVA's clean energy mix can supply these businesses for the long haul, creating jobs and economic growth.

Building the Future

TVA will participate in a diverse partnership opportunity of utilities and research organizations, joining the EPRI Low-Carbon Resources Initiative. The group will advance clean power and decarbonization technologies for the 2030 to 2050 timeframe.

TVA: A Top Employer in Tennessee and Beyond

TVA is at the top of Forbes magazine's 2020 list of best employers in the State of Tennessee — it's a great place to work.

Logs and Tires and Trash, Oh My!

The ongoing construction project at Boone Dam is nearing a major milestone—the rise of the reservoir levels for the winter. Hundreds of volunteers supported the annual cleanup day to get the reservoir ready for more water.

Better Than Before

Excess materials from a TVA Dam Safety project saved one Tennessee county more than $70,000 in construction costs at an area school.

I Spy Biodiversity

TVA helps protect the Valley’s waterways and biodiversity by monitoring water quality. Teams of biologists also provide educational outreach that teaches Valley residents about the incredible aquatic biodiversity in their backyards.

Social Distancing Meets Autumn Travel

Ready for some social distance? Use the Tennessee River Valley MapGuide to plan your next adventure and add some new places in the Valley to your fall travel traditions.

Proudly Keeping Score

For the 15th straight year, TVA tops the list of utilities for its economic development success. Site Selection magazine has honored TVA in its annual recognition of the country’s leaders in economic development.

TVA Upgrades Its Gas Fleet

TVA's gas fleet “changes its tires” starting with new system upgrades at Magnolia Combined Cycle Plant.

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.

Partnership Helps Customers and Communities

Knoxville Utilities Board issues resolution highlighting the partnership with TVA on COVID-19 response in support of Valley residents and businesses.

TVA Refurbishes Historic Source of Green Power

When TVA restores one of the hydro units inside it's storied hydroelectric fleet, it adds green megawatts in the process. Take a look inside Pickwick Dam.

TVA Legal Pros Help Residents off ‘Treadmill of Trouble’

TVA attorneys help Tennessee Valley residents expunge their records of minor infractions of the law, such as speeding tickets. The hope? To help beneficiaries get and keep good housing and good jobs.

TVA’s Solar Champion

One of our own — Chris Hansen — has been recognized by the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association with its 2020 Solar Champion Award.

T.E.A.M. TVA Coloring Book

Allen Fossil Plant is proud to announce the launch of its TVA Energy Allies Member (T.E.A.M.) Power with Purpose coloring book.

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.

Serving the Valley - Your Child’s Profession Awaits

Spending time outside is fun, but it can be educational, too. Read about three TVA employees who turned their passion for the outdoors into rewarding careers stewarding the Valley's natural resources.

Happy Rain Year!

TVA experienced record rainfall for fiscal year 2020—and we’re on track for a calendar year record, too.

Fall into Energy Savings with EnergyRight

With temperatures dropping, we turn up thermostats to stay comfortable in our homes and businesses. That makes it a great time to think about how to keep electric bills low.

Jobs Rising as Emissions Fall

Facebook, Amazon and Volkswagen are some of the well-known job creators that have located operations inside the Tennessee Valley. TVA's clean energy mix can supply these businesses for the long haul, creating jobs and economic growth.

Building the Future

TVA will participate in a diverse partnership opportunity of utilities and research organizations, joining the EPRI Low-Carbon Resources Initiative. The group will advance clean power and decarbonization technologies for the 2030 to 2050 timeframe.

TVA: A Top Employer in Tennessee and Beyond

TVA is at the top of Forbes magazine's 2020 list of best employers in the State of Tennessee — it's a great place to work.

Logs and Tires and Trash, Oh My!

The ongoing construction project at Boone Dam is nearing a major milestone—the rise of the reservoir levels for the winter. Hundreds of volunteers supported the annual cleanup day to get the reservoir ready for more water.

Better Than Before

Excess materials from a TVA Dam Safety project saved one Tennessee county more than $70,000 in construction costs at an area school.

I Spy Biodiversity

TVA helps protect the Valley’s waterways and biodiversity by monitoring water quality. Teams of biologists also provide educational outreach that teaches Valley residents about the incredible aquatic biodiversity in their backyards.

Social Distancing Meets Autumn Travel

Ready for some social distance? Use the Tennessee River Valley MapGuide to plan your next adventure and add some new places in the Valley to your fall travel traditions.

Proudly Keeping Score

For the 15th straight year, TVA tops the list of utilities for its economic development success. Site Selection magazine has honored TVA in its annual recognition of the country’s leaders in economic development.

TVA Upgrades Its Gas Fleet

TVA's gas fleet “changes its tires” starting with new system upgrades at Magnolia Combined Cycle Plant.

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.

Coping with COVID — Outside

After COVID-19 hit the U.S., it became evident that TVA’s 11,000 miles of shoreline and numerous recreation areas were providing more than just economic benefits to the Valley.

Hunger in the Time of COVID

Food insecurity is tough and affects thousands in the Tennessee Valley each month. Add a global pandemic and food banks are struggling to keep up with those who need help. TVA employees are pitching in to help.

Look but Don’t Touch Artifacts on TVA Public Lands

Three years of record rainfall have caused extensive erosion and flooding along the Tennessee River banks and public lands. TVA reminds public lands users to leave artifacts right where they are.

You, Naturalist

TVA participates in the BioBlitz to identify and add new species to the amazing biodiversity already found in the Tennessee Valley. We can't do this work alone--so download the iNaturalist app and join us!

Let's Meet Again—Virtually

TVA is building on the success of its first virtual open house about Bull Run Fossil Plant with another virtual community event on September 24, 2020.

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.

Innovative Inspections

Using lightning fast drone technology, the scrubber at Cumberland Fossil Plant was inspected in a matter of hours, not weeks--saving time and money for critical maintenance.

The Carp are Jumping!

Asian silver carp — known for jumping in large schools when stimulated by watercraft vibrations — can multiply quickly and disrupt river ecosystems. The invasive species is already established in Kentucky and Pickwick reservoirs.

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!

The Not-So-Common Harebell

Hovering 200 feet over the Tennessee River, TVA uses new technology find a centuries-old species new to the region, and a new way to survey sensitive species in their native habitats.

TVA Response to Executive Order

We understand and support today’s Executive Order. We want to ensure that U.S. employees have good opportunities through our employment and supply chain practices. We look forward to working with the White House, continuing a dialogue and supporting future policies in this direction.

Virtually Viewing the Valley

Virtual site tours allow business leaders from as far away as Japan, Germany and California to consider location options in the Tennessee Valley without ever boarding a plane.

Snakes on a... Transformer?

Dealing with wildlife is a big part of transmission and substation maintenance. TVA addresses issues with snakes, squirrels, birds, rats or raccoons to keep the power flowing.

Flexible Generation Grows Throughout the Valley

TVA has planted the seed of flexibility throughout the Valley, and is now watching new projects flourish within the public power model as local power companies move to create their own generation.

TVA Launches Another Virtual Tool to Stay Engaged with Communities We Serve

TVA is hosting its first ever virtual open house to share information regarding our efforts at the Bull Run Fossil Plant as we prepare for closure in 2023.

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.

Bull Run's Future = Economic Development

TVA brings its expertise in economic and community development to imagine the possibilities for the future of the Bull Run Fossil Plant.

Modernizing TVA's IT Organization

Computers and how they are used to manage our lives and businesses have changed significantly over the past 30 years. TVA's IT organization is evolving to best take advantage of that innovation.

Supporting Virus-Killing Technology

TVA will provide incentives to businesses and schools to install UV-C germicidal lights that remove viruses, like COVID-19, and bacteria from indoor air.

There's TVA History in Your Garden

Today's flourishing "Victory Gardens" can trace their roots to the very beginnings of TVA, and its work to help the Tennessee Valley's farmers get back on their feet in the '30s.

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.

Meet Beth Jenkins: Watts Bar Nuclear’s New Plant Manager

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant gets a new female manager in Beth Jenkins, a nuclear engineer with plenty of good experience and the support of her mentors and teammates.

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%.

A Race Against Time

TVA mentors worked with students from Chattanooga Preparatory School in a literal race against time and COVID-19 while designing and assembling an electric car to race in the Green Spaces Chattanooga Grand Prix.

Summer Adventure? Check; Trash Bag? Check, Check!

Headed to the lake for some summer adventures? Remember your trash bags and gloves for the #trashtag challenge!

Solar, Solar Everywhere

In an unprecedented move, TVA opens the door for local power companies to generate their own electricity to meet unique customer needs, paving the way for a new solar boom.

New Coal Ash Storage on Hold at Bull Run

TVA is withdrawing its permits for a new dry storage landfill at Bull Run Fossil Plant. Future storage needs will center around closure options for the existing ash and gypsum.

Trailing into Summer

In honor of National Trails Day, TVA spotlights its many miles of trails throughout the month of June.

There’s an App for That

Want to know what’s happening on the Tennessee River system? Need lake information at your fingertips? You’ve got it: just download TVA’s Lake Levels ap

TVA Dams Avert $1.6 Billion in Flood Damages

The numbers are in. TVA’s River Forecast Center estimates about $1.6 billion in flood damages were averted while the Tennessee River swelled due to the wettest February in TVA’s recorded history. PLUS: Video stories from the heart of the flooding.

TVA Employees Teach Girls to be UnBought and UnBossed

Two TVA employees — Nicci Brewer and Kayla Verner-Dingle — were honored by Girls Inc. at the UnBought and UnBossed Awards.

Nolichucky Upgrade

A new spill gate at one of TVA’s oldest dams will allow better access and greater safety through more accurate inspections.

Asian Carp: It’s What’s for Dinner

We’ve all heard about Asian carp and know the nuisance these flying fish can be in our lakes and rivers. But step back for a moment and think of Asian carp in a whole new way—as tasty table fare.

TVA Celebrates 100th Home Energy Uplift in Nashville

In January, Beverly Truett of North Nashville became the 100th homeowner to receive energy upgrades through the Home Energy Uplift (HEU) pilot program aimed at providing whole-home energy improvements to low-income families in the Nashville area.

Highway to…. Hellbender!

While conducting fish sampling in Cane Creek, a tributary to Great Falls Reservoir, TVA biologists found and collected a baby salamander known as a hellbender.

TVA Opens New Gates at Nolichucky Dam

A newly constructed spill gate at TVA’s Nolichucky Dam is allowing TVA to lower the reservoir behind the dam to conduct more thorough dam safety inspections.

Green is the Future of Airports

For over 10 years John Naylor, Chattanooga Airport Authority vice president of Airport Planning, has been quietly leading the renewable energy revolution in the aviation industry — and achieving a first-in-the-nation sustainability milestone.

Wall-Crawling Robots Something out of Science Fiction

Innovative robotic technology is aiding TVA's generation outage inspections in new ways, generating accurate readings while saving the company time and money.

Safer, Swifter Dam Inspections

New sonar technology lets Dam Safety inspectors see on and around dams to identify potential problems without ever leaving the boat.

The Weather Channeler

TVA’s senior program manager of Short-Term Load Planning and in-house meteorologist Jeff House keeps the agency’s operations lean and mean by accurately reporting the hourly weather 24 hours in advance.

Caution: Dam Dangers

With the record rains of the last week, reservoirs levels are high and many dams in the TVA system are spilling water, creating potentially dangerous conditions for heedless recreational users.

Sharing Secrets of the Past

From rock art to historic buildings and burial sites, the Tennessee Valley is full of reminders that it has been a great place to live for thousands of years.

Weatherproofing Works

TVA’s Extreme Energy Makeovers program has made a big difference in the lives of low income ratepayers. Now, thanks to involvement from local power companies, communities and federal programs, the good work will continue.

More Air Down There

TVA is upgrading oxygen diffuser systems at several of its large power-producing dams, which will benefit fish and mussels, and may allow for the reintroduction of some threatened and endangered species.

Getting Voltage Just Right

TVA has embarked on an ambitious conservation voltage regulation (CVR) program. Sound like technical jargon? Maybe. But this acronym’s out to save you money on your energy bills.

TVA Employees Are Ready to Respond

TVA’s robust Emergency Response Training program — housed in a new multipurpose training center — ensures that employees are ready to deal with fires, hazardous materials leaks, health crises, accidents and more.

Ocoee Whitewater Rafting Open for Recreation

COVID-19 is not throwing cold water on the 2020 Ocoee whitewater rafting season.

TVA Lakes Dominate Bassmaster’s Top 25 Bass Fisheries in Southeast

Clean water, careful management, aquatic plants and southern hospitality create the perfect recipe that make Tennessee Valley lakes some of the best bass fisheries in the nation and across the entire Southeast.

Machinist Apprenticeship Program at TVA Fills Skills Gap

Electricians, pipefitters, boilermakers — almost every trade has an apprenticeship program at TVA. But when we had trouble finding machinists, TVA partnered with Northwest-Shoals Community College and Johnson Contractors to start a new training program.

Rare Orchids Get a Health Check

White fringeless orchids — a threatened species — were given a new lease on life on a TVA power line right of way earlier this year. When scientists paid a recent visit to the site, they found flowers blooming.

Preparing for the New Operations Center in Georgetown, Tenn.

Taking TVA into the future, the new operations center will offer technological innovation and power reliability in a changing marketplace.

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.

Solar Is Shining in the Valley

With a slew of recent solar growth, TVA stands poised to triple its solar portfolio by 2021.

TVA Partnership Safely Relocates Osprey Nest

When osprey built a nest atop an electric pole in Guntersville, Alabama, and endangered both newborn chicks and power service for customers of Arab Electric Coop, TVA and partners took swift action to save the day.

TVA Releases Ancient Fish into Tennessee Waters

The Lake Sturgeon of North America coexisted with the dinosaurs — and thrived in the Tennessee Valley until the 1960s, when it went nearly extinct in local waters. Now, it's making an amazing comeback.

Count the Birds This Christmas

Think beyond swans a-swimming, geese a-laying, calling birds, French hens and turtledoves—join the Audubon Christmas Bird Count and do your part for citizen science this year.

Power to the People

In line with its mission of service, TVA is making up to $1 billion of credit support available to the Valley's local power companies to help keep power flowing to those affected by COVID-19.

Plan a Safe Spring Adventure with MapGuide

Although COVID-19 has triggered cancellations of festivals and gatherings for now, spring continues to unfold… and you can still enjoy it!

Tornado Damage Repair Continues

TVA crews continue repairing and rebuilding transmission structures while supporting our neighbors after deadly tornadoes occurred in Middle Tennessee on March 3, 2020.

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.

Safe and Smart About Coal Ash

TVA is doing more than ever before to monitor and protect groundwater near its coal ash storage sites, including at the Cumberland Fossil Plant—TVA’s largest coal-fired plant.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Winter land condition assessments help TVA’s Natural Resource group discourage illegal and destructive behavior while planning positive actions that will improve the environment.

TVA Adopts the Code of Excellence

TVA and the Trades and Labor Council for Annual Employees of the Tennessee Valley Authority are proud to adopt the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ Code of Excellence.

Modern Pricing = Lower Bills in Extreme Weather

Who doesn’t want to save money? With TVA’s upcoming rate change, you may well be paying less during the hottest and coldest months of the year.

Understanding EV Charging Patterns

TVA, along with Nashville Electric Service (NES) and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC), are collaborating with Fleetcarma to better understand electric vehicle charging through a two-year program called Smart Charge Nashville.

TVA Launches STEM Website for Teachers, Students and Lifelong Learners

The workforce of tomorrow will demand more education in science, technology, engineering and math. To help young students engage in STEM learning that will see them through a lifetime, TVA has launched a new website: STEMready.

TVA Highlights Resolute Forest Products for Environmental Excellence

Resolute Forest Products in Calhoun, Tenn., and Grenada, Miss., were recognized recently by TVA for significantly lowering their carbon emission rates in calendar year 2016.

TVA Helped Make the Digital World Possible

TVA, quartz and computer chips. What do they have in common with the digital revolution? Without TVA you might not be reading this article—or anything else—on your laptop, iPad or mobile phone. Learn more.

TVA Employees Train to Fight Fire

In the energy business, the threat of fire is all too real. But highly trained teams of TVA employees are on hand in powerhouses to thwart threats before they turn into major incidents.

Topwater Time on the Tennessee

It’s topwater time on the Tennessee—the wonderful fish-slamming window where amateur and professional anglers can dance topwater lures across the surface to take advantage of bass feeding frenzies.

Top of Her Class

TVA’s Heidi Smith, general manager of global business for TVA, has been named among the top 50 economic developers of the year for her unflinching commitment to not only success, but service too.

The Power of Community

What once was a landfill off I-65 is now the site of Nashville’s first community solar park, aptly named “Music City Solar.”

The Man Who Made the Digital World Possible

In 1951, in a tiny corner of North Carolina, geologist Mason K. Banks filed a patent on behalf of TVA for a new method of mining mica and feldspar. His discovery would lead to the development of the microchip.

Sharing the Talents of TVA with Students

Over the next seven months, employees from Generation, Construction, Projects & Services will host a group of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) students with monthly mentoring opportunities.

Serving the People of the Valley and Beyond

More than 80 TVA employees came to the aid of Duke Energy in the wake of Hurricane Florence, helping to restore power to 1.8 million Carolina residents hardest hit by the storm.

Rembrandt Conservator Works to Restore Historic TVA Mural

In preparing Norris Dam for an influx of visitors during its 80th anniversary, TVA employees uncovered a beautiful—but very damaged—Robert Birdwell mural. Now efforts are underway to restore it.

Powering Jobs

Greg Goza, winner of TVA’s 2018 Ike Zeringue Engineer of the Year award, knew at an early age that he was born to be an engineer. Today, he puts his skills to work helping to bring thousands of high-paying jobs to our region.

Norris Mural Makes an Amazing Comeback

When a heavily damaged mural by Robert Birdwell was discovered at Norris Dam in 2016, it was unclear whether the painting could be saved. It could, and it was, in an amazing process that restored the work of art to its former glory.

MTEMC Breaking Solar Barriers

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC), the second-largest electric co-op in the nation, is building a cleaner future by eliminating solar barriers for their members. Learn more.

More Stable Rates in the Valley

TVA is proposing a new rate structure that will help families by making power rates more stable.

Memphis Thanks TVA at Allen Event

TVA's newly dedicated state-of-the-art Allen Combined Cycle gas plant represents a $1 billion investment in—and commitment to—the greater Memphis/West Tennessee area.

Ingenuity Wins

Faced with a cranky 1930s substation in need of service, two TVA employees get creative about how to keep power flowing so repairs can happen.

Helping Farmers Thrive

TVA’s EnergyRight Solutions program is offering incentives for farmers to trade their diesel irrigation systems in for electric ones. One farmer who did saw a 250 percent increase in his crop yield.

Fort Loudoun Dam Project Completes TVA Nuclear Flood Protection Work

TVA teams have worked together to complete a multi-year, multi-division project that increases public safety, dam safety and nuclear safety if the most extreme of weather events ever hits the Tennessee Valley.

Duck River’s Community Solar Vision

What started with 111 people has grown into a community solar solution that 1.4 million Valley residents can enjoy. Learn more about Duck River EMC’s solar leaders.

Doing Our Part to Help Others

It’s been 50 years since the loss of the visionary leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., but his words still ring true. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” We take that question to heart.

Cold Weather Makes Valley Waterfowl Hunting Red Hot

The Tennessee Valley—located in the Mississippi Flyway Zone—is the perfect place for hunting waterfowl. Get out and enjoy time with your family and friends.

Get a Handle on the Heat

Summer temperatures in the Tennessee Valley are sweltering. Will we have enough electricity to beat the heat? The TVA manager in charge of forecasting electricity load says: “Absolutely.”

Busting the Top 5 Rate Myths

As the marketplace evolves, TVA will continue to keep the 9 million people of the Tennessee Valley at the center of all we do. We have to set the record straight by debunking some of the myths surrounding this rate change.

Boiler Makers

TVA’s elite group of problem-solving boiler inspectors travel the Valley, working in small spaces to offer big support to the generation fleet.

A Green Turn of Events

Big or small, the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga can help make your wedding, reunion or convention eco-friendly. Learn how you can use EPB’s Solar Share to protect the environment and have a great, green event.

A Bright Future for the Tennessee Valley with Facebook

TVA announces a large solar build out for new renewable energy to support Facebook’s $750 million data center in Huntsville, Ala.

MLGW & TVA Partner for $400,000 Donation to Memphis COVID-19 Response

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 Taps Distilleries for Hand Sanitizer

Distilleries around the world are blending alcohol into hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray. To keep employees safe on the job, TVA has tapped the region’s distilleries, securing thousands of gallons of cleaner and hand gels.

Celebrate More Than 80 Years of TVA Lake Fun

On May 18, 2020, TVA celebrates its 87th anniversary. Read more about how outdoor recreation in the seven state region has evolved since the early days of TVA.

On the Road to a Greener Future

General Motors teams with TVA to power its Spring Hill manufacturing plant with solar energy.

Questions and Answers on the Future of the Bull Run Fossil Plant Site

In 2019, TVA’s Board of Directors voted to retire the Bull Run Fossil Plant by the end of 2023. Read TVA’s answers to recent questions about the future of the site, including the storage of coal combustion residuals (coal ash and gypsum).

Economic Development Success in Memphis

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.

Time to Choose Facts, not Wishful Thinking

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.

A Chance to Help and Have Fun, Too!

Are you bored at home? Looking for a creative and interesting outlet? Maybe it’s time you signed up to become a Citizen Archivist.

Help for Memphians with High Energy Bills with LIHEAP

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.

Find Help with Energy Bills

TVA EnergyRight has joined with local power companies to launch a resource that helps Valley families in need find information more easily about federal funds available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Breathe Easy on Earth Day

On Earth Day … and every day … TVA strives to reduce carbon emissions. Now we're leading the industry in carbon reductions, competitiveness and accounting. Read more about what we're doing to keep air clean.

Make a Green Switch for Earth Day

We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Green Switch program by making more available for less — now you now can buy 200 kWh blocks of renewable energy for just $2 apiece.

New and Improved Kentucky Lock on the Way

TVA and the Army Corps of Engineers are cooperating to build a modern lock at Kentucky Dam that’s tailored to today’s barge traffic.

Hunters Welcome!

Looking for a place to pursue your passion for hunting? TVA's undeveloped lands are great places to pursue the time-honored sport—and build memories that will last a lifetime. Here are hunting tips from TVA experts, who tell you how to get the most from your trip.

Never a Better Time to #thankalineman

TVA's linemen and women work day and night in sunshine and shadow bring power to nearly 10 million people in the Valley. We commit to thanking them -- today and every day.

COVID-19: How TVA Is Helping the Valley

Since the TVA Act was first signed in 1933, our job has been to help the people of the Valley through times of trouble. Now, we’re doing what we can to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Watts Bar “Bee-Team” Saves Swarming Hive

When a swarm of bees descended on Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, one beekeeping employee knew just what to do. Thanks to his know-how and connections, these important pollinators are surviving and thriving today.

Wintertime Transmission: Bag the Sag

Polar vortexes and arctic blasts are winter conditions that bring dangerously cold temperatures to the region. But for TVA’s 16,000 miles of transmission lines, frosty weather carries an offsetting benefit—more capacity.

You Can Rely on Her

Marjorie Parsons—the first woman to be named Ike Zeringue Engineer of the Year—is a vigilant guardian of the transmission system, working hard to maintain reliability for the people of the Valley and beyond.

Saving Rare Beauties

The Tennessee Valley's sheer biodiversity means it includes endangered and threatened species. TVA helps care for such species in many ways. Here's an example: a rare, lovely orchid.

Cold Air, Tall Plume

How cold air causes coal-fired power plants to operate at optimum efficiency. PLUS: An experiment you can try for yourself at home.

Saving America’s Great Southern Grasslands

Prior to the 1930s, the Southeast was a mosaic of forests, woodlands, wetlands and grasslands — some covering millions of acres. The loss of these open habitats is a threat to biodiversity. Learn about a new partnership to study and expand Southern grasslands.

Rings of Truth

The work of Dr. Florence Hawley, a 30s-era TVA dendrochronologist, gains new relevance as TVA and University of Tennessee scientists draw on her work to assess future weather impacts in the Tennessee Valley.

Let this “MapGuide” Lead You to Lovely New Places

Looking for Tennessee Valley fun? We suggest you visit National Geographic's Tennessee River Valley MapGuide, a web site dedicated to the best places to see, stay and eat in the region.

Growing Strong

TVA Natural Resources professionals are working together with the University of Tennessee on a partnership project that is reminiscent of a hallmark piece of TVA’s original stewardship mission: reforestation.

Friendly Fire

Spring and fall are prime time for prescribed fires across the Tennessee Valley. Any fire may look alarming, but TVA carefully uses these controlled burns to improve our region’s wildlife habitat.

Bees and Butterflies Find New Native Habitat

Pollinators — beautiful, important links in our food chain — find themselves welcome at the Collins River Prairie, a peaceful oasis beneath power lines.

Matching Millions for Communities in Need

TVA and the Valley's local power companies announce a new initiative designed to provide matching funds to new or existing initiatives designed to support or sustain quality of life in our region.

Kingston – A Legacy of Promises Kept

When a coal ash impoundment at Kingston Fossil Plant ruptured 10 years ago, TVA responded immediately — and made a commitment to the Kingston community to restore the area to as good or better as it ever was.

Hike into the New Year

We all do it—we make a resolution vowing to improve our health habits in the new year. What better time to get started than on New Year’s Day? Here’s how to have fun and stay safe while hiking.

Whither the Weather

For a meteorologist at the nation’s largest public utility, there’s a lot riding on the line. Forecasts help determine which generation assets go online so you can stay warm—at the lowest cost—on the coldest days.

The “Plugged In” City

It’s the little city that’s driving big change. Find out how Chattanooga, Tenn., is becoming a model for electric transportation in the Tennessee Valley and—perhaps—across the country.

The Perfect Wave

TVA has long been known for keeping the lights on reliably 99.999% of the time. Theo Laughner, TVA’s 2017 Ike Zeringue Engineer of the Year, sets a new standard of excellence that keeps industry coming to the Valley.

Making Life Better

TVA’s mission is to help make lives better. And how do they do it? We sat down with TVA Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President John Thomas who had the answer: “Low rates.”

How Green Is Our Valley?

With sustainability becoming more important as an economic development recruiting tool, TVA amps up its region with the Valley Sustainable Communities program.

Colorful Autumn Hikes

The Tennessee Valley is at its best when fall brings out glorious color in the trees. Here are six spectacular hikes that even the most jaded leafers will absolutely love.

Clean Water, New Fish

Welcome to the Valley! TVA aquatic biologists introduce a new fish species in tributary streams to the Duck River in middle Tennessee: the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

Barging In

Wondering what the safest, cleanest and most economical mode of industrial transportation is? It's the barge—and the waters of the Tennessee River provide safe passage for billions of dollars of goods each year.

Valley Sustainable Communities

What does it mean to be a Valley Sustainable Community? It means meeting a triple bottom line: healthy environment, thriving community and economic prosperity.

Stay Cool, Save Money

Temperatures are on the rise, but that doesn't mean your electric bill has to go up in lockstep. Get smart about your energy use to keep your AC running and your bill under control.

TVA’s World-Class Wonders

Among the lands and lakes TVA manages lie five shining gems: recreation destinations that draw visitors from around the world. Here’s why they deserve a spot on your bucket list.

TVA Shops Small

When you’re the nation’s largest public power company, you do a lot of purchasing. To boost the Valley economy, TVA stayed focused on procuring goods and services from small businesses in 2016—over a billion dollars’ worth.

TVA Prepares Rural Leaders to Bring Home Jobs

How TVA Economic Development is making a difference for the Valley’s smallest and most challenged communities by training a field of educated and informed pros ready to recruit new business.

How You Can Help to Conserve Water

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, much of the Valley is experiencing a drought. You can help. In fact, if you’re like most families, you can reduce your water use by up to 35 percent by following these simple steps.

Gearing Up for Success

Today, the Tennessee Valley is ranked as one of the best places for general manufacturing. Why? Is it the low cost of living? Tax-friendly environment? Skilled workforce? Competitive utilities? Try all of the above.

Bringing Back the Bats

Several species of bats are flying onto the threatened and endangered species lists at alarming speed. That’s why TVA has installed artificial roost habitats intended to boost bat populations in the Valley.

Delivering Reliable Power 24/7

As communities take action to slow the spread of COVID-19, one thing 10-million people across seven states don’t have to worry about is having clean, reliable low-cost electricity from the TVA and its employees working around the clock.

More Rain in March

TVA River Management continues to perform critical functions amid the COVID-19 outbreak due to ongoing above-average rains following the second-wettest February on record.

TVA IT on Frontline for Pandemic Safety

A safe, reliable electric system is critical to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. TVA's team is on the frontline to keep employees safe and electricity flowing.

High Flying Training

New operators are honing their skills on 3D printed drones before graduating to more advanced aircraft. TVA’s cutting-edge training program incorporates best practices from universities and other power producers.

What's the Point?

Sophisticated 3D images based on millions (and millions) of data points save time, money and injury risk for plants across the Valley.

The Power of 13

TVA has been named by Site Selection magazine among the top 10 utilities in the nation for economic development for its 2017 scorecard: $8.3 billion in corporate investment and 70,000 new jobs for the Tennessee Valley

It's Always Earth Day at TVA

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, we can’t join in with our usual events… but TVA cares for the earth every day. Learn what we do to care for the land, water, forests and birds of the Tennessee Valley.

Gallatin Reduces Plant Footprint with New Water System

A new water management system for coal combustion residuals will reduce the future plant footprint of Gallatin Fossil Plant from 435 acres to three — a key step in transitioning from traditional wet ash handling to a state-of-the-art dry handling and storage landfill.

Record-Breaking Rains

The Tennessee Valley has received rainfall for the first three months of 2020 breaking records dating back to 1891, and TVA continues to manage a staggering amount of water.

Savings on TVA Fuel Costs Shared with Consumers

If you’ve ever flipped on a light switch in the TVA service area, then you are a part of the equation that determines what TVA pays for the fuel—like natural gas and coal—that runs our power plants.

The Backbone of the Valley

TVA’s large directly served customers—from steel mills to paper manufacturers to chemical companies—contribute jobs and stability to the Tennessee Valley. Here’s how TVA supports them.

Public Power Heart

From educating children about electricity to helping the less fortunate afford to pay their bills, this community relations coordinator from Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation truly lives to serve.

Get Out and About

Just because you're practicing social distancing doesn't mean you have to stay cooped up indoors. Now is the perfect time for a solo trip out into nature.

A Stroke of [Economic Development] Genius

Once again, TVA tops the list of utilities for its economic development prowess. This is the 14th year in a row it has been honored by Site Selection magazine for being in the top 20.

Hometown Hero

He’s a championship fiddler, a reserve sheriff’s officer, city councilman, doting grandfather—and, oh yes, an electric operations assistant who keeps Warren RECC service crews working safely.

Energy + Industry = Syngery

Most people recognize that economic success is driven greatly by the availability of reliable, affordable energy. Throughout TVA’s long history, we have delivered just that to our customers across the Valley region.

Stoking the Engine of Industry

TVA’s large directly served customers—from steel mills to national research facilities to military installations—contribute jobs and stability to the Tennessee Valley. Here’s how TVA supports them.

TVA Helps Keep Your Power Bill Low

Sixty-nine percent of the top 100 utilities charge more for electricity than we do in the Tennessee Valley. Why? Here’s the lowdown from TVA Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President John Thomas.

Hiwassee Dam’s Unit 2 Pumps It Up

After five years of inactivity, Hiwassee Dam’s groundbreaking Unit 2 reversible generator/turbine unit is fully back in action, allowing TVA even greater flexibility to generate electricity—or remove it from the grid when needed to help balance base load.

Meet the Dam Doctor

You may think drilling into a dam embankment is an odd way to check its health. To Kristen Smith, TVA senior program manager, core drilling is sometimes necessary to provide her with soil data to ensure that TVA dams will be healthy for decades to come.

TVA Celebrates More Ways to Reduce the Energy Burden for Memphis Residents

TVA and key representatives from the community participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of TVA’s Mobile Unit Weatherization Training Lab.

Experienced attorneys show lower-income Memphians ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’

Attorneys and other professionals recently partnered to help qualifying lower-income individuals in the Memphis area with estate planning.

TVA Partners with Greater Memphis Chamber to Support Supplier Diversity

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 Invests in Memphis-area Transmission Project

Reliable power is what we depend on for home, work and school. It brings businesses and jobs to our area.

Amazon Creating 1,000 New Jobs in Memphis with State-of-Art Facility

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.

Memphis Leaders Attend Allen Tour and Info Session

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.

Environmental Investigation Underway at Allen Fossil Plant

TVA is doing what it takes to find the source of arsenic found in shallow groundwater wells at its Allen Fossil Plant near Memphis, and—with human health as the top priority—will do our share to clean up the contamination.

TVA Is Committed to Protecting Human Health and the Environment

TVA is sharing results of new groundwater monitoring samples taken at its coal combustion residual (CCR) sites to identify areas for more study and possible action. TVA has been transparent about its groundwater monitoring programs for years

Women in TVA Help Teach Girls About STEM

The explosion in the popularity of handheld devices and other technologies is phenomenal; yet, few American girls are gaining expertise in science, technology, engineering and math—STEM—fields.

Location Matters in Coal Ash Storage

TVA wraps up studies to determine whether coal ash impoundments and landfills at its current and former fossil plants are in compliance with the CCR Rule. With one exception, they are.

Bill Johnson Retirement Announcement

Retirement announcement of TVA President & CEO Bill Johnson.

What’s Going on at Allen Fossil Plant?

For a retired asset, there is still a lot going on at Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, and some decisions to be made about the future of the property. And TVA wants your input.

Getting Ozone Out of Our Valley

Mission accomplished! With Shelby County, Tenn., in compliance, the entire Tennessee Valley now meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 standard for ozone.

TVA Dam Safety Responds to Earthquake

When a magnitude 4.4 earthquake rumbled across east Tennessee on December 12, 2018, near Watts Bar Nuclear Plant and Watts Bar Dam, TVA safety and inspection teams leapt into action, only to find no impacts to any TVA generating facilities or dams.

After the Flood

Did the high water leave litter and debris on your property or in your Tennessee Valley community? Are you seeing shoreline erosion? Find out what you can do.

What Lies Beneath: “Hidden Rivers” Premieres

A TVA-sponsored nature movie goes beneath the surface of the Tennessee Valley’s waters and takes you on a close-up tour of the astonishing variety of life in the water.

Underground Discovery

A long forgotten, 85-year-old underground structure representing a unique piece of TVA history has been discovered at TVA’s Norris Engineering Lab Complex.

Use our MapGuide to Plan a Fall Road Trip

Nothing beats an autumn road trip in the Tennessee River Valley when the seven-state region is blanketed with bursting color and cooler weather. Let TVA and National Geographic help you plan your agenda.

“Fall” for Fishing

Looking to catch monster crappie? There's no time like the present! Here, fishing guides from around the Valley share their top tips for reeling in the three-pounders.

Signs of the Times

Using a painstaking process allowed TVA to restore the unique maps and other plaques installed at TVA dam reservations decades ago. Now their information is available for future generations.

Browns Ferry Competes for Global Energy Award

The Alabama nuclear plant is a finalist for the Global Energy Award after completing a project that allows the plant to safely power an additional 280,000 homes.

TVA Managing Flows from Record Rain

TVA’s River Forecast Center is continuing flood operations and managing lake levels to minimize downstream flooding after record rainfall and heavy runoff over the past weekend.

Green on the Go

When three new EPB-branded electric cars rolled onto Chattanooga streets this week as part of a citywide car share program, it was the culmination of a highly successful partnership to drive change by changing the way we drive.

Turning Memphis Wastewater into Energy

TVA is capturing methane gas from Memphis' T.E. Maxson Wastewater Treatment Plant and transporting it to adjacent Allen Combined Cycle natural gas site where it will be used to help generate clean energy.

Tiny Typo Makes a Big Difference

Backpacks with a misprinted TVA logo find their way to students in need in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Now they're carrying crayons and textbooks instead of executive training materials.

TVA Gives Tullahoma Aquatic Exhibit an International Flair

Now, thanks to a STEM investment from TVA, a new exhibit at the Hands-on Science Center (HOSC) in Tullahoma, Tennessee, will add a species with exotic flair—the Mexican Walking Fish.

One Great Place to Work

We’ve always known that TVA is a terrific place to work. Now it’s official: TVA has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the best large employers in America.

Developing People and Saving Millions

TVA is investing in training its people on in continuous improvement to cut waste and improve quality and performance. The results are nothing less than phenomenal.

Caring Coworkers

When Andy Mobley was diagnosed with cancer, he was stunned, of course, and faced with a common problem: not enough sick leave to stand up to treatment. Luckily, caring coworkers stepped in to donate leave time to help him regain his health.

TVA Sponsors Eagle Cams

TVA’s favorite pairs of eagles are back in the spotlight. Thanks in part to TVA, you can watch them care for their eggs and hatch their eaglets in real time.

Find “Lucky Shamrocks” and Many Other Wildflowers on TVA Lands

Several wildflowers fall under the “shamrock” moniker, including white clover. Sporting small white or pink-tinged blooms, it thrives from spring to late summer in the Tennessee Valley.

TVA is Setting the Industry Standard for Safe Coal Ash Storage

For decades, coal plants helped power economies and communities across our nation. Now, we must work collectively to manage the legacy of those plants in a safe, responsible and comprehensive way.

Contractor Named to Build Boone Dam Cutoff Wall

TVA has selected Treviicos-Nicholson Joint Venture, comprised of Treviicos South Inc. and Nicholson Construction Company, to build the underground cutoff wall at Boone Dam.

Retrieving a Twisted Tower

TVA sonar technology helps find and retrieve a fallen transmission tower in the Cumberland River.

Putting Knowledge to Work

For more than two decades, TVA’s Investment Challenge Program has augmented business curriculum at the region’s top universities. According to Dr. Floyd Tyler, the program teaches students interpersonal, team-building and analytical skills that employers are looking for.

Helping our Neighbors Stay #TennesseeStrong

TVA crews are assessing damage and supporting our neighbors after deadly tornadoes occurred in Middle Tennessee on March 3, 2020.

Groundwater Monitoring Results Highlight TVA’s CCR Commitment

TVA is sharing results of the latest groundwater monitoring samples taken at its coal combustion residuals sites to identify areas for additional study and possible corrective action.

TVA River Forecast Center Hustles as Water Flows

TVA river forecasters race to do what they can to minimize flooding across the Tennessee River Valley as heavy rainfall and runoff continue across the system.

TVA Updates Anderson Co. on Bull Run

TVA is committed to providing up-to-date information as we work with the community in Anderson County on the future of Bull Run Fossil Plant. The Tennessee Valley is our home and we remain committed to protecting the communities we serve.

Caution: Wild Waters

With the heavy rains this month, reservoirs levels are high and many dams in the TVA system are spilling water, creating potentially dangerous conditions for heedless recreational users.

Something Greater Than Ourselves

Regardless of which branch they serve, TVA's 100 employees who serve in the Active Guard Reserves are often activated to support wars, conflicts, humanitarian efforts and other situations requiring a military show of force.

Preserving the Legacy

As fossil plants are decommissioned, employees comb through materials in each facility, finding items to repurpose in other plants and creating a bridge to the future from TVA's past.

Winter Adventures Start with MapGuide

Chilly weather is a good time to snuggle under a blanket, but it’s an even better time to explore the wonders of the Tennessee River Valley. Use the MapGuide to plan your next winter activity.

Extreme Turbine Makeover

The recent outage at Kingston Fossil Plant offered a rare glimpse inside turbine and told the story of a rebuild that required more than 35,000 combined man hours from TVA’s precision craftsmen.

Watch for Our Mobile Aquarium

Get up close and personal with some of the fish that live in the Tennessee Valley — and learn more about TVA’s environmental stewardship mission — by visiting our mobile aquarium.

NRC Approves Clinch River Nuclear Site for Potential Small Modular Reactors

TVA becomes the first utility in the nation to successfully obtain an early site permit to potentially construct and operate small modular reactors – a carbon-free energy alternative that aligns with TVA’s mission to pursue innovative technologies.

Innovative Research Feeds Elderly in Need

The Fresh Electric Farm is an indoor hydroponic farm that could one day change the way residents select fresh greens--greens grown without the need for soil.

Salamander Surprise!

Searching for bats in a Boone Lake cave yields a surprisingly healthy population of salamander species.

VR Simulation Gets Real

Crane operators train with virtual reality gaming technology without threat of expensive and dangerous mistakes.

Electrifying New EV Models Amaze Test Drivers

As more and more auto manufacturers are giving the green light for the production of electric vehicles (EVs), TVA and the region’s local power companies are doing their part to put more people in the driver’s seat of these new, leading-edge vehicles.

Partnership Produces More Solar in the Valley

A new 6MW solar facility at the Naval Air Station in Meridian, Mississippi includes more than 15,000 solar photovoltaic panels on approximately 38 acres that will produce enough energy to power 750 homes.

Fiber Optic Installation Sheds Light on Valuable Partnership

A project to install fiber optic cable to increase bandwidth and data transmission speeds between dams and locks shows how two federal agencies can partner to reduce costs and improve communications.

TVA Keeps an Eye on Its Ash

TVA monitors its coal ash 24/7, 365 to ensure there are no safety or environmental issues. To that end, it developed the Advanced Technology for Impoundment Monitoring center to immediately identify and respond to any coal ash issues before an emergency can happen.

Paws Up for This Crime Fighting Duo

Crime detectors by day, energetic teddy bears by night: TVA’s new police dogs are on the job, one paw at a time. Their canine sense of smell make Harley and Bronson a valuable addition to the TVA Police team.

Valley Lakes Worth Billions

A study from TVA and the University of Tennessee shows that the annual value of recreation on the Tennessee River reservoir system for the region is nearly $12 billion.

Nearly $1 Billion in Rainfall Damage Averted in February

TVA's skillful management of the Tennessee River system helped avert major damage to the Valley's towns and cities. Read more for insights from the River Forecast Center.

Be Our Guest

April ushers in spring showers—and open house at several of TVA’s dam visitor centers. Come see us to learn more about our history, operations and mission.

Carbon Competitiveness

With climate change increasingly making news, companies are competing on the strength of their carbon footprint. TVA’s Senior Program Manager for Climate Policy Karen Utt is doing groundbreaking work in helping Valley companies more accurately account for the carbon in the electricity they use to establish a competitive edge. Here, she talks about her work.

Where the Sport Fish Are

We surveyed our own lakes to measure populations of three species of black bass — largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass — as well as black and white crappie. Here's what we found where.

Trout Fishing the TVA Tailwaters

Like to fish, but bass aren’t your bag? Try the more meditative art of trout fishing. Here’s a Q & A guide to where and how to safely fish for trout in the Tennessee Valley.

An App for Anglers’ Advantage

Join with savvy anglers and download the TVA Lake Info app, and learn to work with the Tennessee River system’s currents. It’s an essential tool for every tackle box.

Big Ones Below Norris

The tailwater below Norris Dam offers outstanding trout fishing and perfect conditions for paddling—and A.D.A. access to boot. Fun for everyone!

Creating Family Fishing Traditions on TVA Lakes

From trophies worthy of hanging on the wall to the simple joys of a bluegill on a little girl’s line, TVA lake fishing creates memories that cross generations. PLUS: 10 family-friendly destinations for fishing from the shore.

Casting a Wide Net

TVA joins with TWRA to help fund the Etnier Ichthyology Endowment at the University of Tennessee in support of funding research on and improving aquatic diversity among the fishes of Tennessee.

Lake Sturgeon Make a Comeback

This ancient fish, once extinct in the Tennessee River system, has made a comeback thanks to a savvy reintroduction initiative by TVA and its partners.

The Secret Ocoee

There’s more to the Ocoee River than world-class whitewater rafting. We caught up with an experienced guide to find out what other secret adventures the Ocoee has to offer.

Catch Those Carp!

TVA is working with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to promote fishing of Asian carp to reduce populations of this invasive species in the Valley’s reservoirs.

Why Did the Trout Cross the Road?

Because TVA and its partners made it possible by restoring a stream beneath a bridge in Unicoi County, Tenn., to more natural conditions, opening up miles of habitat for native brook trout.

Fish are Having a Ball on TVA Lakes

TVA and TWRA are joining forces to create fish habitat in the Valley’s reservoir system by adapting an innovative technology originally created to help regenerate coral reefs in salt water.

Kids Playing Hooky

Here's how to fish with kids—to help them be successful, keep them safe and get them hooked for life on one of the Valley's most popular summertime sports.

Fast Current Changes Grass Game on Tennessee River

TVA lakes are known for their aquatic weeds — a.k.a. grass — a real attraction for bass and those who are out to catch them. But due winter's rushing waters, the growth patterns have changed this year.

East Meets West in Memphis

“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

TVA Celebrates Memphis’ 200th Birthday at Community Event

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.

Memphis Mom Enjoys “Warm Blanket” of Home Uplift

“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

TVA Delivers Strong Financial Results, Strengthens Partnerships in FY 2019

“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

What Does TVA Offer Memphis? CEO Lyash Explains

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 Staffers Bring Cheer Along with Expert Advice to Students

Memphis-based TVA employees spent the morning with children at the Power Center Academy Elementary School as part of their Career Day.

Hyosung Heavy Industries to Locate First U.S. Production Facility in Memphis

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.

Donated Backpacks Provide Much Needed Resources for Memphis Youth

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.

TVA Donates Allen Benches to Riverview Elementary

Some pieces of history from the decommissioned TVA Allen Plant are now providing new usefulness for children at Riverview Elementary School.

TVA Afternoon of Service Helps Uplift Memphis Communities

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.

TVA Partners with the Mid-South Food Bank to Create School Pantries

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.

Memphis Chamber Group Welcomes TVA’s Lyash

Before the TVA Board meeting, the Greater Memphis Chamber Chairman’s Circle hosted TVA CEO Jeff Lyash for breakfast. He shared TVA’s priorities for Memphis, emphasizing the ongoing commitment to the city.

TVA Prepares for Future of Allen Fossil Plant Site

Public comments welcomed through November 25.

TVA Opens Doors of Former Allen Fossil Plant to Memphis Leaders

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 Presents EIS To Memphis Community & Encourages Feedback

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.

Fall Home Energy Workshops Help More Memphians Save Money

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

TVA Welcomes Valero and MLGW to Allen Gas Plant in Memphis

“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

TVA Celebrates HOPE at Memphis Urban League Anniversary Gala

“We appreciate TVA for believing in the mission of the Memphis Urban League and for supporting our work,” — Memphis Urban League President and CEO Tonja Sesley-Baymon.

Employees Put the ‘IT’ in CommunITy Service

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

Give us Your Feedback on Plans for Coal Ash at Former Allen Fossil Plant

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.

TVA Donates Backpacks, School Supplies to Local Students

“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

TVA and Memphis Urban League Help to Build Futures of Minority Contractors

"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

City’s First Golf Classic: A Hole-in-One for Memphis Youth

"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

Watch Now: – How TVA is protecting Memphis drinking water

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 Talks Economic Development with Memphis City Council

“TVA is the only public power utility that carries a congressional mandate to advance economic development in the areas it serves.” —John Bradley, TVA

T.O. Fuller State Park Campers Explore STEM Careers at TVA’s Allen Gas Plant

“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

TVA Sponsors Memphis Public Libraries’ Summer Reading Program

“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

Residents Lower Their Utility Bills Despite Summer Heat

“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

TVA Celebrates Memphis’ Bicentennial with Memorable Memphis in May Events

“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

Stay Cool, Keep More Cash

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.

Memphis Matters to TVA, Lyash Tells PSAT

“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

TVA’s New Leader Looks to the Future with Memphis

“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

TVA’s New Memphis Office Welcomes Friends, Stakeholders to Open House

“Events like this one let people know that TVA is here. Tonight, we gave our stakeholders a glimpse into our world, and they commented on how nice people at TVA actually are.” — Latonya Sneed, TVA

TVA Brings STEM Learning to Sharpe Elementary

“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

TVA Is Protecting Your Drinking Water. Here’s How.

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.

TVA Partners to Provide Energy Upgrades to Aberdeen Federal Courthouse

“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

Good Stewardship Unites TVA and Local Cub Scouts During Allen Gas Plant Tour

“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

Memphis City Council Members Tour TVA Facilities

“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

New Board Member Joins TVA in West Tennessee

“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 and Shelby County Schools Launch Literacy Tour for Black History Month

“In our community in particular, it is so important for young men and women who will become our future leaders to see what they can become. You cannot be what you cannot see.” — Ileanette Rosado-Wilson, Shelby County Schools

Women in TVA’s Memphis Office Empowered and Uplifted

“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

TVA Highlights STEM Champs at West Tennessee Competition

“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

TVA and MLGW Partner in Service for MLK Day in Memphis

"You’re giving back now, and people are going to remember that; people remember when you care." — Rev. Ellis Confer Sr., Memphis

Winter Weather Saving Strategies

There are things you can do to keep you power bill under control. Start lowering your thermostat—for every 1 degree you drop it, you’ll experience an up to 3 percent savings.

TVA CEO Highlights Service Over Self

“Service is what Franklin Roosevelt had in mind in 1933, when he created TVA.” — Bill Johnson, TVA

Memphians Voice Opinions, Learn About Allen Environmental Studies

“We appreciate everyone who attended and who offered their feedback. Thank you!” — Marcey Wright, TVA

Memphis Gives TVA Big “Thank You” at Allen Plant Dedication

"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 Expands Memphis Home Weatherization Funding

“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

TVA and NAACP Team Up for Winter Weatherization Workshop in Memphis

“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 Celebrates ‘Light’ at Freedom Awards in Memphis

“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

TVA Fosters Next Generation of STEM Experts in Memphis

“TVA is proud to partner with MLGW for such an awesome event benefiting Memphis youth, who are the workforce of tomorrow.” — Mark Creech, TVA

Johnson Talks Reliability, Rates with Memphis Business Leaders

“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

TVA and MLGW Power Memphis Communities Through Service

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 Is Vibrating Its Ash

TVA is taking coal ash safety to a whole new level. Check out how the company is pioneering new technology to become the utility industry leader in safe coal ash storage

TVA Begins Prep Work for Construction at Pickwick

TVA is beginning exploratory work this week at Pickwick Landing Dam in preparation for upcoming construction to fortify the dam against potential impacts from a severe earthquake.

Modern Archeology Was Shaped by Women

TVA archeologist Michaelyn Harle was recently featured in the Tennessee Council for Professional Archeology (TCPA) blog. Her article focused on the role women have played in shaping the modern study of archeology.

TVA Shops Local

To help boost the regional economy, TVA focused 80 percent of its spending on Valley-based businesses in 2017. Read about TVA’s ongoing commitment to small, diverse and local businesses.

TVA Invests in Home Weatherization Program for Memphis

<p>There’s new hope for those with limited incomes coping with high power bills. Thanks to a unique partnership, more than 400 Memphis homeowners will get a life-changing home makeover. </p>

Fishing for Scholarships

Valley-based Bethel University broke new ground by offering scholarships for bass fishing athletes. Now it’s a collegiate fishing powerhouse.

TVA Guards Coal Ash Against Seismic Events

While TVA dams and nuclear plants garner much public attention around earthquakes, the utility also goes to great lengths to protect their coal combustion residual (CCR) units [coal ash] from the region’s seismic activity.

Uganda Public Power Visits TVA—Serving the Valley, Teaching the World

Recently, TVA hosted visitors from Uganda, where the nation’s sole public power provider uses hydroelectricity harnessed from the Nile River to generate roughly 80 percent of their energy portfolio.

Set up for Success

Ready to work for TVA? You’re in for a treat: All new hires go through New Employee Experience, a fun “onboarding” crash course on everything TVA, from its history and culture to its mission and vision.

Low-Carbon Heroes

TVA has announced the names of those who earned this year’s Carbon Reduction Award for businesses served by local power companies.

Country Fair Connects Rosemark to TVA Through the Three Es

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.

On the Fast Track

TVA’s EnergyRight Solutions for Business + Industry and Memphis Light, Gas and Water team up to help railroad company grow in Memphis.

Generous TVA Contribution Will Help Knox Area Poor

A generous contribution of $250,000 by TVA to the United Way of Greater Knoxville will help support more than 56 United Way partner agencies in the Knoxville area during the holiday season and into 2019.

Delivering on Our Commitment to Supplier Diversity

In FY18, TVA set a new supplier diversity record, spending more than $445 million with diverse businesses—those owned by women, people of color, veterans and those located in historically underutilized business zones (Hubzones).

TVA, EPB and the Urban League Partner to Focus on Minority Workforce Development

TVA, Electric Power Board of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Urban Leagues Affiliates recently teamed up to pilot a job skills training and minority candidate recruitment effort for positions supporting home construction and improvement. Every participant received a job offer

November is National Native American Heritage Month

TVA partners with 18 federally recognized tribes on a government-government basis. Here's the story of one of them.

TVA Internships Foster the Next Generation of Employees

Internships give students a firsthand look at what comes after college—the experience can carve new career paths and inspire an unexplored interest.

TVA Celebrates Innovation, Inclusion

TVA is committed to innovation, continuous improvement and inclusion, and a recent event highlighted all three. TVA’s Innovation Insights event, sponsored by employee resource groups Ignite and Spectrum, celebrated the way each notion plays together.

Girls Powered

TVA’s Transmission and Power Supply group hosts a summer 2018 STEM camp for high school girls—to rave reviews!

Fishing for Smiles

Children with special needs experience the thrill of “fish on” thanks to TVA and the CAST for Kids Foundation.

Pulling Together

TVA promotes Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Chattanooga Dragon Boat Festival for Children’s Hospital.

TVA Wins Diversity Award

Thanks to its involvement with students at Alabama A&M University, TVA has been recognized for its efforts to support and promote diversity in the workforce.

AABE Provides Network for Minorities in Energy

The American Association of Blacks in Energy provides encouragement and support for people of color who want to make a career in the energy field.

Partnership Helps Customers and Communities

Knoxville Utilities Board issues resolution highlighting the partnership with TVA on COVID-19 response in support of Valley residents and businesses.

TVA Refurbishes Historic Source of Green Power

When TVA restores one of the hydro units inside it's storied hydroelectric fleet, it adds green megawatts in the process. Take a look inside Pickwick Dam.

TVA Legal Pros Help Residents off ‘Treadmill of Trouble’

TVA attorneys help Tennessee Valley residents expunge their records of minor infractions of the law, such as speeding tickets. The hope? To help beneficiaries get and keep good housing and good jobs.

TVA’s Solar Champion

One of our own — Chris Hansen — has been recognized by the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association with its 2020 Solar Champion Award.

T.E.A.M. TVA Coloring Book

Allen Fossil Plant is proud to announce the launch of its TVA Energy Allies Member (T.E.A.M.) Power with Purpose coloring book.

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.

Serving the Valley - Your Child’s Profession Awaits

Spending time outside is fun, but it can be educational, too. Read about three TVA employees who turned their passion for the outdoors into rewarding careers stewarding the Valley's natural resources.

Happy Rain Year!

TVA experienced record rainfall for fiscal year 2020—and we’re on track for a calendar year record, too.

Fall into Energy Savings with EnergyRight

With temperatures dropping, we turn up thermostats to stay comfortable in our homes and businesses. That makes it a great time to think about how to keep electric bills low.

Jobs Rising as Emissions Fall

Facebook, Amazon and Volkswagen are some of the well-known job creators that have located operations inside the Tennessee Valley. TVA's clean energy mix can supply these businesses for the long haul, creating jobs and economic growth.

Building the Future

TVA will participate in a diverse partnership opportunity of utilities and research organizations, joining the EPRI Low-Carbon Resources Initiative. The group will advance clean power and decarbonization technologies for the 2030 to 2050 timeframe.

TVA: A Top Employer in Tennessee and Beyond

TVA is at the top of Forbes magazine's 2020 list of best employers in the State of Tennessee — it's a great place to work.

Logs and Tires and Trash, Oh My!

The ongoing construction project at Boone Dam is nearing a major milestone—the rise of the reservoir levels for the winter. Hundreds of volunteers supported the annual cleanup day to get the reservoir ready for more water.

Better Than Before

Excess materials from a TVA Dam Safety project saved one Tennessee county more than $70,000 in construction costs at an area school.

I Spy Biodiversity

TVA helps protect the Valley’s waterways and biodiversity by monitoring water quality. Teams of biologists also provide educational outreach that teaches Valley residents about the incredible aquatic biodiversity in their backyards.

Social Distancing Meets Autumn Travel

Ready for some social distance? Use the Tennessee River Valley MapGuide to plan your next adventure and add some new places in the Valley to your fall travel traditions.

Proudly Keeping Score

For the 15th straight year, TVA tops the list of utilities for its economic development success. Site Selection magazine has honored TVA in its annual recognition of the country’s leaders in economic development.

TVA Upgrades Its Gas Fleet

TVA's gas fleet “changes its tires” starting with new system upgrades at Magnolia Combined Cycle Plant.

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.