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Retirees remember Johnsonville, TVA evaluates coal’s future

The plant generated its first electricity in 1951 and its last on New Year’s Eve of 2017.

The Heat is On and TVA is Ready

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

Better Than Plastic: TVA Land Grows Grass for Biodegradable Bowls, Plates

TVA Natural Resources and Genera, Inc. are partnering on a project that will produce a trifecta of good outcomes: more diverse plant communities, increased wildlife benefits, and eco-friendly by-products.

Stealing or Preserving History? What to Do if You Find an Artifact

The Tennessee Valley is rich in Native American history. Here's what to do if you find an artifact.

New Species of Ginger Documented on TVA Land with Help from Cell Phone Technology

When a professional plant photographer stumbled upon an unfamiliar patch, he made an unexpected discovery on a routine wildflower walk. His cellphone helped confirm it was a species new to the Valley.

New and Improved: TVA’s Natural Resources Never Stops “Housekeeping”

Although it seems much of the world was shut down in the past year, TVA’s Natural Resources group was still busy at work for you, repairing and improving recreation areas on our public lands and waters.

Renewables All the Rage? We’ve Been Doing It Since 1933

Everyone is talking about renewables being the future of energy. TVA is the original green power since 1933 – using 29 power-generating dams and the pumped storage plant near Chattanooga, Tenn.

TVA Launches “In Charge: Life with an Electric Vehicle” Video Series

The five-episode video series busts myths and explores the benefits of electric transportation. Take a road trip throughout the Tennessee Valley and see how electric vehicles (EVs) can fit any lifestyle!

TVA’s Clean Energy Future

TVA recently announced the potential retirement of the coal fleet by 2035, and is taking steps to supply cleaner energy without impacting reliability, while maintaining some of the lowest power rates in the nation.

Beyond the Visual Line of Sight: The Next Generation of Drones

Researchers are looking for ways for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to be safely flown beyond the line of sight of a pilot.

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

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

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

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

Gift of Cypress Grove Keeps on Giving

Many benefits come to Charleston, Tenn. from some pesky mosquitos and one TVA employee’s idea for a solution - a grove of cypress trees.

Alvin C. York Institute Makes the Grade in School Uplift Pilot Program

York Institute was invited to join 10 other schools for TVA EnergyRight’s School Uplift pilot in February 2020.

First Valley Partner Solar Project Under TVA Generation Flexibility Program Breaks Ground, Will Provide Clean Energy to Schools

The 9-megawatt facility will be named Martin Solar Farm and is expected to be operational before the end of the year.

TVA Supports Local Museum Reinvention at Bessie Smith Cultural Center

After more than a year of closure to the public, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center is reopening its door—and sharing its vision for an exciting reinvention, with support from community partners like TVA.

TVA’s Stream Access Points Bring a Stream of Benefits

Recreation on the water, like paddling, brings measurable benefits to physical and psychological health. Now, a new TVA study shows it brings economic health as well—millions of dollars worth.

Stay Cool and Win Big: TVA’s Great Indoors Summer Sweepstakes Is On

Temperatures are rising across the region, air conditioners are working overtime, and increased energy use and the resulting cost is on every homeowner’s mind. Start saving energy today to lower your monthly bill with free or low-cost energy savings tips and resources from TVA EnergyRight®.

Jessica Hogle Named TVA Vice President, Federal Affairs

Jessica Hogle has been named as the vice president of TVA Federal Affairs to lead efforts to inform and engage D.C. stakeholders.

The Future of Coal at TVA

TVA recently shared a set of guiding principles that aspire to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, including plans to potentially retire TVA's entire coal fleet by 2035.