Article Archive

Bald Eagle Population Quadruples — Thanks in Part to TVA Conservation Efforts

TVA has played a role in the restoration and conservation of the bald eagle throughout the Valley, particularly through efforts in water quality improvement in the Tennessee River where bald eagles forage for food.

Pickled Fish Spawn Eco Clues

Scientists at the University of Tennessee are exploring the guts and gills of pickled fish for answers to a pressing question: Do microplastics in the world’s freshwater streams pose a risk to public health and aquatic life?

TVA and NES to Aid Nashville Bombing Victims

The Christmas day bombing in Nashville damaged dozens of downtown buildings, affecting thousands of lives. See how NES and TVA are teaming up to provide assistance to qualified residences and businesses.

TVA’s CADNet students meet telework challenges with success

TVA secured enough laptops and other equipment to ensure that CADNet could meet and exceed their customer’s expectations and students began working from home during the pandemic.

Watch: Melton Hill Dam Replaces 400k-Pound Turbine

TVA’s Power Service Shop hydro field team removed a 394,600 pound turbine at Melton Hill Dam last week as part of a scheduled upgrade to increase energy efficiency.

Tour the River Towns

Imagine a trail network that captures the natural beauty and unique history of the Tennessee River and its riverfront communities. A trail that puts you on the water, on a bike, hiking through the shoreline woods and stopping for a meal at the place the locals frequent.

The Nuclear Option

TVA President and CEO Jeff Lyash explains why nuclear energy will become increasingly important to decarbonization, low rates, and high reliability. 

Beyond the Numbers

Students participating in TVA’s Investment Challenge Program will remember 2020 for more than a pandemic. For many, it was a year they successfully navigated a global economic crisis to beat the S&P 500 Index. We caught up with Murray State professor Dr. Sunayan Acharya to learn more.

Powering On

In a greener energy future, clean nuclear plants will play a key role. That’s why TVA takes good care of its three-plant nuclear fleet. Here’s a window into the world of upgrades at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.

TVA Donates Over 245,000 Bottles of Water to the Mid-South During Crisis

Many in the Mid-South were without drinking water last month. Hearing the call to action by members in the community, Yates pulled together a team and coordinated the delivery of 80,000 bottles of water in two semi-trucks

Reliability Matters. Last Month's Storm Shows Why

"Severe weather requires preparation, planning, and resources. TVA and its partner, MLGW, plan for events like last month and feel that reliability is at the core of our service." -TVA Vice President Western Region Mark Yates

TVA Nuclear Marks Decade of Progress Since Fukushima

In the ten years since the March 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, the U.S. nuclear energy industry has added safety and protective measures to prevent a similar incident at a U.S. facility.

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.

TVA Champion Eleanor Roosevelt Becomes the Newest Barbie

Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered fondly in history books, but a new endeavor is aiming to bring her into the homes of kids across the world.

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.

Former U.S. Olympic Athlete Sable Otey Joins the T.E.A.M.

The former U.S.A. Olympic bobsled athlete Sable Otey is the inspiration for superhero Solar Sally in TVA's new coloring book for kids.

Home Uplift Helps First-Time Memphis Homeowner Shoulder Utility Bills

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

Paradise, Reinvented

Three generations of employees experience the changes at TVA's Paradise plant.

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.

Rising Waters and Anticipation

On March 15, TVA will incrementally raise the water level at Boone Dam by about two feet per week. By mid-summer, the lake is expected to be at or near the usual summer pool level as it existed prior to 2014. This marks the beginning of a testing period before returning the lake to normal operations in July 2022.