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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TVA Prepared for Unusual Weather

The weather in Memphis has been anything but normal. TVA is prepared and responding to current weather conditions and keeping the heat and lights on for Memphis and Shelby County.

Highlighting TVA's Value

Looking for the best value from your electricity provider? An independent assessment says TVA’s public power model is it!

TVA ranked #2 Utility on Forbes 2021 Best Employers List

TVA has been named a top place to work on Forbes 2021 America’s Best Large Employers list. From the thousands of companies considered for this honor, only 500 made the final list with TVA debuting in the top 25% overall and second in the utility industry.

50 Years Later, How Would You Answer This Question?

In 1970, TVA’s Office of Information debuted a quarterly magazine, Tennessee Valley Perspective, for employees and retirees to report and interpret the changing nature of the region. The goal of this new publication was “to highlight the region’s uniqueness, vitality, strengths, and problems and to help create a common awareness for its needs and opportunities.”

Community Care Fund is Powerful Outreach

From sanitizing equipment to children’s books, TVA's Community Care Fund is making a difference. TVA has partnered with 136 local power companies so far, supporting 415 organizations across our service territory with a combined total of $7.5 million in assistance.

More Charging Stations Help EV Owners

Tennessee’s planned installation of 50 new fast-charging stations is a big step for electric vehicle makers, manufacturers and EV owners, like Hannah Harper, who travels the state’s roadways.

Weekend Warriors Restore Power to 15,500

A traffic accident knocked out power to more than 15,500 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. TVA crews sprang into action, making high-voltage repairs, rebuilding transmission towers and resotring power within 48 hours.

A True Power Partnership

TVA is committed to bringing a system of recreational trails to the Tennessee Valley that stretches the entire 652-mile length of the Tennessee River.

Q&A with Mark Yates

A few questions and answers with Mark Yates, TVA’s regional vice president for the West Region.

Champions 4 Seniors NAACP Event a Success

When seniors needed help, a partnership between TVA and NAACP Memphis Branch brought the newest addition to Champion's Pharmacy into a Memphis neighborhood.

Life-Changing Comfort

Memphis resident Keisha Robinson found out how TVA’s Home Uplift helps families live comfortably by lowering power bills and improving energy efficiency.

TVA’s 2021 Engineer of the Year

TVA proudly recognizes the leadership and expertise of Ian Grant in awarding him the 2021 O. J. “Ike” Zeringue Engineer of the Year.