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EV Tipping and Tailgating in Mississippi

Ride along with successful entrepreneur and a big-tipping TikTok sensation Lexy Burke and Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne as they tour Tupelo, Mississippi, in a Rivian R1T electric truck.

Electric Bills Up Due to Rising Fuel Costs

Numbers on the thermometer are going up, and if you're not careful, on your electric bill too. TVA explains what is causing the higher bills and gives money-saving advice.

Better Place to Live, Work and Play

The waterways of the Tennessee Valley offer beauty, biodiversity and recreational opportunities for tourists and locals alike, while also providing an economic boost to the local economy.

“Respect and Fame” Episode of EV Video Series Released

Ride along with Grammy winner John Paul White and Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne as they tour the Florence and Muscle Shoals in a sporty Audi e-tron.

Watch for Hammerhead Worms in Your Garden

A long, slimy flatworm with a weird-looking head sounds like something from a science fiction movie, but it’s real and it has been documented in the Knoxville area.

Smiling From Ear to Ear

TVA is partnering with local organizations to provide accessible nature outings in which participants with special needs learn about native insects, birds, and plants.

July is National Picnic Month – Let’s Go!

In celebration of July as National Picnic Month, we look back at how facilities for gathering and dining outdoors have changed at the almost 80 recreation areas which TVA operates.

Hammock Camping - Living Small With Less Stuff to Haul

Want to enjoy the outdoors while being light on the land? Learn how to ditch the traditional gear and embrace simplicity through the growing practice of hammock camping.

Ember Anderson - A Day in the Life of a Watershed Representative

Natural Resources is more specialized now than when watershed representative Ember Anderson was hired two decades ago. She focuses on ensuring safe use of TVA public lands, such as replacing trail stairs.

Bring It On, Summer

Heatwave? No sweat. TVA managed record-breaking demand in June—with six days topping 30,000 MW in generation—while remaining stable, reliable, and resilient.

Shannon O’Quinn Named Water Conservationist of the Year

The Tennessee Wildlife Federation honored Shannon O’Quinn, TVA Senior Water Resource Specialist, with the Water Conservationist of the Year award for his dedication to water resource management.

TVA and University of Tennessee Work Together to Plant Trees for the Valley’s Future

TVA has a long history of tree improvement programs. Our latest partnership with the University of Tennessee focuses on producing locally adapted, genetically improved seedlings.

Metro Nashville Public Schools Harness the Power of Demand Response to Meet Savings Goal

Nashville public schools use EnergyRight Demand Response program to reduce energy consumption and invest savings in infrastructure improvements.

First Video of Popular “In Charge: Life with an Electric Vehicle” Second Season Released

Host Trevor Bayne and special guest Michael Oher put a Ford Mustang Mach-E through its paces in Memphis.

The Power to Protect: Keeping Osprey From Energized Equipment

TVA is collaborating with a number of partners to catch, tag and band osprey in order to help protect both the birds and transmission structures.

Levi Yancey - A Day in the Life of a Watershed Representative

Levi Yancey, watershed representative for the Valley’s Western Region, sees a direct impact from the work he does to manage TVA land including invasive vegetation control.

Public Art Restored at Boone Dam

A historic mural by Robert Birdwell in the Boone Dam overlook building has been restored just in time for the dam's public reopening.

Nat Geo Photographer "Exposes" Duck River's Rare Aquatic Creatures

With a little help from TVA scientists, a noted National Geographic explorer swings by the Tennessee Valley to photograph endangered aquatic life as part of a worldwide collection of rare species.

Celebrating Our Monumental Architecture

In recognition of Preservation Month, and TVA's 89th birthday, we celebrate TVA's historic dams and other monumental architecture across the Valley.

Rain, Rain Come Our Way

Three of TVA’s reservoirs in upper East Tennessee are running behind on the spring fill; here’s what that means and why you should get out and play anyway.