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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

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.

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

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 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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