Article Archive

A Record Year for Rainfall

The Tennessee Valley recorded 70.36 inches of average rainfall as of Dec. 31, 2020, making 2020 its wettest year in history.

Recycle that Christmas Tree—The Right Way

There are numerous ways to recycle your live Christmas tree, but don’t just chuck it in one of our reservoirs! There’s a right way and a wrong way to dispose of it.

Coat Drive Helps Memphis Children

TVA and Nation Enrichment Projects hosted a holiday drive-thru coat giveaway, providing 650 new winter coats to elementary-aged children.

Driving Innovation

Did you know the average EV driver can save up to $1,000 in fuel costs every year? Read more about how TVA's EV Initiative anticipates growing the number of EVs across the Valley to over 200,000 by 2028.

Holiday Help for Veterans in Need

Just in time for the holidays, TVA staff delivered essential facility needs, $25 Superlo Grocery food cards, and other supplies to Alpha Omega Veterans Services to support veterans housed at their five facilities in Memphis.

Thanksgiving Care Cards Given to Neighbors in Need

The TVA Memphis and Allen Fossil site teams worked with local community partners to families and community members in need during the holiday season.

Another 2020 First—Wettest Ever

2020 is now officially the wettest year ever recorded in the Tennessee Valley. TVA has now managed three straight years of record rainfall.

A Better Nesting Place

Ospreys will have new, safer places to nest near Watts Bar Nuclear Plant this spring, thanks to an ongoing project to move them away from nesting on TVA structures.

Donation and Volunteers Make Holidays Brighter

TVA staff delivered a donation for $10,000 and volunteered at a Memphis Toys for Tots location, supporting local efforts to spread holiday cheer.

New Podcast: Clean Energy and Rural America's Economic Rebound

Representatives from TVA, Google, and Origis Energy recently came together for an episode on the Currents Podcast from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Permitting Success

In the Tennessee Valley, the Section 26a permitting process serves as a vital link between TVA and property owners on the Tennessee River. Read more about the TVA staff supporting this work.

The Final Stack Falls

As part of the ongoing Widows Creek Fossil Plant demolition project, the final and largest stack, topping 1,000-feet, was safely imploded on Dec 3, 2020.

Provide Feedback on Next Steps at Allen Fossil Plant Site

TVA invites you to review its pre-recorded virtual public open house on the next steps regarding the safe removal and long-term storage of coal ash from the Allen Fossil Plant.

3D Printing Goes Nuclear

TVA will load four new 3D-printed fuel assembly brackets at its Browns Ferry nuclear power plant next spring. The brackets will be the first of their kind loaded into a commercial reactor and demonstrate the latest innovations in additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence.

More Than $40 Million in 2020

Despite challenges from the pandemic, TVA delivered cost savings and community support totaling more than $40 million for the people of Memphis so far this year.

Keeping it Small, Keeping it Local

TVA remains committed to its mission of serving the people of the Tennessee Valley, even in the toughest of times. Supporting small, diverse and local businesses is part of that commitment, and TVA spent more than 46% of its supplier spend with small and diverse businesses in fiscal year 2020—a total of more than $1.2 billion.

Know Your Boundaries

TVA manages 293,000 acres of public land, so it’s important that its 6,200 miles of boundaries be easily identified. Learn more about how we make our boundaries more visible.

High-Speed Fiber Blitz

TVA is stretching 2,700 miles of high-speed fiber across the Tennessee Valley in an effort to build a modernized electric grid. The $300-million investment is enhancing both transmission capability and security through the integration of emerging technologies.

Coming Home to Oxford

More residents can find affordable housing in Oxford, Mississippi, thanks to a partnership with the city, builder, local power company and TVA.

Fly Fishing’s Unlikely Following

Millennials are described as being multitaskers who are achievement-oriented. Fishing, specifically fly fishing, was partly an answer to social distancing prompted by COVID-19. The sport has seen a surge among young anglers in the Tennessee Valley.