We are committed to clean air and a clean water supply for our region, as well as historical, cultural and environmental protection. That means we take great care of our 293,000 acres of land and 11,000 miles of shoreline.
In tandem with our mission to provide safe and reliable power across the Tennessee Valley, we work hard to improve air quality. Read about our aggressive emission controls, state-of-the-art technology and ongoing research in this area.
As part of TVA's role as an environmental steward of the Tennessee Valley, we work with federal and state partners to maintain a clean and safe water supply. That means we monitor river systems, certify clean marinas and do much more to support aquatic health.
From protecting cultural resources to ensuring environmental integrity, we always carefully measure the effects of our activities when making improvements to TVA public lands, offering lands for public recreational use or using land for economic development.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies like TVA to consider the impacts of actions on human health before making decisions. TVA ensures that it is doing all it can to protect, restore and enhance the human environment in the Tennessee Valley.
TVA is unique among power generators in that it was created to not only empower the economic aspects of Southeast society but also to protect and improve the natural resources of the Tennessee Valley region.
TVA's IRP is a planning roadmap to 2033 that explores the ways the agency can continue to meet power demand in new and innovative ways while balancing demands for environmental stewardship and economic development.