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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.

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.

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.

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.