How Bright is Solar Energy’s Future?

Some see solar energy as the future. Others say solar is too expensive and unreliable. Who’s right? To sort facts from myths, we turned to Tammy Bramlett, TVA’s Renewable Energy Solutions Senior Manager.

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The Perfect Wave

TVA has long been known for keeping the lights on reliably 99.999% of the time. Theo Laughner, TVA’s 2017 Ike Zeringue Engineer of the Year, sets a new standard of excellence that keeps industry coming to the Valley.

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Looking into the Crystal Ball

Dr. Joe Hoagland, vice president of Enterprise Relations & Innovation for TVA—the largest public power utility in America—shares his thoughts about the future of the utility industry.

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Transmission

Power on! Most power users—and you might be one—probably never give any thought to our extensive power transmission system. That's because we’re doing our job, and doing it well.

Our Power System

TVA's diverse power portfolio is ever changing. But here's a guide to our classic powerhouses: coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydropower and renewable such as solar, wind and biogas.

Technology Innovations

TVA is working to meet future demand for cleaner, leaner power by developing innovative technologies that will help it generate electricity in ways that are more renewable and efficient than ever before—designed to keep you comfortable while preserving natural resources.

Renewable Energy Solutions

Whether you’re a homeowner, small business entrepreneur or larger-scale developer, we provide incentives and technical support for you to develop your own renewable energy projects and potentially sell power back to TVA.

Our Customers

TVA sells its power to 154 individual local power companies, 59 large industrial and institutional customers and 12 surrounding utilities that buy power from TVA power off the grid. TVA’s customers serve as its partners—and to a large extent they make us who they are today.

Integrated Resource Plan

TVA’s IRP is a power planning roadmap to 2033 examining a variety of economic, regulatory and market-driven scenarios and strategies to help TVA respond to changing energy demands while continuing to provide reliable power at the lowest possible cost.