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.
TVA’s odd dam out, Great Falls, began operations in January of 1917 as a premier project of the Tennessee Electric Power Company. It was purchased 22 years later by TVA, and remains the quirkiest hydro project in the portfolio.
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.
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.
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.
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.