KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors will meet as scheduled on May 7 and will use a virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The meeting will still be live streamed for the public on the Internet beginning at 10 a.m. EDT.
“TVA employees remain on the job fulfilling their responsibility for reliable energy and river management, even in the face of COVID-19, record-setting rains and recovery from two tragic tornado outbreaks,” said Skip Thompson, TVA board chair. “The board appreciates employees’ example of service and will be taking the same public health precautions they are using every day.”
The temporary shift to a virtual meeting format allows the board to follow CDC guidelines for physical distancing as it continues its vital policy and oversight role.
Public health concerns also require a change to the board’s public listening session. Although in-person comments from the public are not feasible, the board is encouraging those wishing to express their opinions to submit written comments that will be provided to the board members before the May 7 meeting.
Board meeting agenda items and details on how to submit written public comments will be posted on the Board’s website on Thursday, April 30.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system, and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.