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TVA Forecasts Lower Electric Bills

Scorching heat, record electric consumption, and volatile natural gas prices have increased power bills across the nation. TVA digs deeper into the causes of this summer’s higher bills and shares tips for saving energy.

Rich History of Success

Ocoee No. 2 dam, which has generated electricity, provided recreation opportunities and stimulated economic development for decades, inducted into Hydro Hall of Fame.

We're Still Here: TVA Supports Ongoing Disaster Recovery

In the past year, natural disasters have ripped through our communities, particularly in Kentucky and Tennessee. Most of those impacted areas are still in recovery, and TVA continues to support them.

Fighting Invasive Forces

TVA, and its partner organizations, are in an ongoing battle with invasive aquatic species such as eelgrass in order to protect native species and maintain biodiversity in local waterways.

Mantle Lures: A Freshwater Mussel’s Secret Weapon

Mussels have been using a secret weapon to "fish" for 400 million years. Annual surveys of these natural water filters, known as the sentinels of rivers, help ensure our tap water is safe to drink.

Seven Tips to Enjoy Wildlife Safely

Each year, there are dozens of bear attacks in various parts of the world. Following these seven tips from biologists will help to stay safe in the wild and enjoy nature for generations to come.

Electric Bills Up Due to Rising Fuel Costs

Numbers on the thermometer are going up, and if you're not careful, on your electric bill too. TVA explains what is causing the higher bills and gives money-saving advice.

Better Place to Live, Work and Play

The waterways of the Tennessee Valley offer beauty, biodiversity and recreational opportunities for tourists and locals alike, while also providing an economic boost to the local economy.

“Respect and Fame” Episode of EV Video Series Released

Ride along with Grammy winner John Paul White and Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne as they tour the Florence and Muscle Shoals in a sporty Audi e-tron.

Smiling From Ear to Ear

TVA is partnering with local organizations to provide accessible nature outings in which participants with special needs learn about native insects, birds, and plants.

Watch for Hammerhead Worms in Your Garden

A long, slimy flatworm with a weird-looking head sounds like something from a science fiction movie, but it’s real and it has been documented in the Knoxville area.

July is National Picnic Month – Let’s Go!

In celebration of July as National Picnic Month, we look back at how facilities for gathering and dining outdoors have changed at the almost 80 recreation areas which TVA operates.

Hammock Camping - Living Small With Less Stuff to Haul

Want to enjoy the outdoors while being light on the land? Learn how to ditch the traditional gear and embrace simplicity through the growing practice of hammock camping.

Ember Anderson - A Day in the Life of a Watershed Representative

Natural Resources is more specialized now than when watershed representative Ember Anderson was hired two decades ago. She focuses on ensuring safe use of TVA public lands, such as replacing trail stairs.

Bring It On, Summer

Heatwave? No sweat. TVA managed record-breaking demand in June—with six days topping 30,000 MW in generation—while remaining stable, reliable, and resilient.

Shannon O’Quinn Named Water Conservationist of the Year

The Tennessee Wildlife Federation honored Shannon O’Quinn, TVA Senior Water Resource Specialist, with the Water Conservationist of the Year award for his dedication to water resource management.

TVA and University of Tennessee Work Together to Plant Trees for the Valley’s Future

TVA has a long history of tree improvement programs. Our latest partnership with the University of Tennessee focuses on producing locally adapted, genetically improved seedlings.

First Video of Popular “In Charge: Life with an Electric Vehicle” Second Season Released

Host Trevor Bayne and special guest Michael Oher put a Ford Mustang Mach-E through its paces in Memphis.

Metro Nashville Public Schools Harness the Power of Demand Response to Meet Savings Goal

Nashville public schools use EnergyRight Demand Response program to reduce energy consumption and invest savings in infrastructure improvements.

The Power to Protect: Keeping Osprey From Energized Equipment

TVA is collaborating with a number of partners to catch, tag and band osprey in order to help protect both the birds and transmission structures.