2019 Integrated Resource Plan

TVA is beginning work on the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a comprehensive study that provides direction on how to best meet future electricity demand. Building upon the work done in prior plans, TVA is starting the 2019 IRP to proactively address the changing utility marketplace.

The 2019 IRP will explore various scenarios related to expansion of distributed energy resources (DER) in the Tennessee Valley. We will also seek to improve TVA’s understanding of the impact and benefit of system flexibility with increasing renewable and distributed resources.

The IRP will consider many views of the future to determine how TVA can continue to provide low-cost, reliable electricity; support environmental stewardship; and spur economic development in the Valley over the next 20 years.

As part of the IRP decision-making process, and in alignment with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), TVA will analyze potential environmental implications associated with an updated IRP by issuing an environmental impact statement (EIS).

Engagement with customers and stakeholders is a vital part of developing the IRP. As in the 2015 IRP, TVA will collaborate with the IRP working group and the Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC). Additionally, in coming months we will announce opportunities for engagement, including public meetings, webinars and comment periods.

Developing the IRP will allow TVA to plan our system in a way that allows TVA, in partnership with local power companies, to continue to keep bills low for all Valley residents.

Public Scoping Period Begins

A 60-day public scoping period will run from Feb. 15 through Apr. 16, 2018.

Public comment is invited concerning both the scope of the EIS and environmental issues that should be addressed. You can provide input here or email or send comments to the addresses listed at the bottom of this page.

Public Involvement Opportunities

  • February 21 from 11:00 to noon EST: Click here to watch a recording of the Webinar.
  • February 27 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm EST: Educational open house at the Westin, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • March 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm CST: Educational open house at Memphis Gas, Light, and Water Auditorium, 220 S. Main Street., Memphis, Tenn. (validated parking provided at garage across the street)

Those who have special needs who wish to attend the meetings need to contact TVA at least a week in advance at (865) 632-6113.



For more information about the 2019 IRP study contact:

Hunter Hydas
Enterprise Planning
1101 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 751-2453

Amy Henry
Enterprise Relations + Innovation
400 West Summit Hill Dr., WT 9D
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 632-4045

Ashley Pilakowski
NEPA Project Manager
400 W. Summit Hill Dr., WT 11D
Knoxville, TN  37902


2015 Integrated Resource Plan

In August 2015, the TVA Board of Directors adopted the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which provided a direction for how TVA would meet the long-term energy needs of the Tennessee Valley region. This document and the associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement evaluated scenarios and strategies for providing electricity through 2033. Click here to read more about the 2015 Integrated Resource Plan.




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