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Watts Bar Nuclear

With construction of Unit 2 now 99 percent complete, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant is poised to bring online the first new nuclear power production of the 21st century. The plant will generate 2,250 megawatts of carbon-free electricity—enough to power 1.3 million homes.

Boone Dam Project

TVA has found the fix for seepage at Boone Dam: a composite seepage barrier made of non-erodible material. Construction will take five to seven years. Maximum safety measures for area residents and businesses will remain in place throughout the process.

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Shade Your Stream

Mowing up to the shoreline? You should reconsider. Allowing trees and other vegetation to grow along shorelines helps maintain water temperatures, prevents erosion and supports aquatic life.

The Happiest Camping

Camping season is here. Want to make eco-friendliness part of your experience? Now you can, by choosing one of the 46 Tennessee Valley Camp-Right Campgrounds.

Remembering the Terrible Tornadoes of 2011

On April 27 of that year, tornadoes ripped through Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, creating record damage to TVA's transmission system. This is the story of that storm—and of TVA's swift response to turn the lights back on.

Spring Fill Falling Behind

Seven of TVA’s ten large tributary reservoirs are falling behind on filling right now because of less than normal rainfall for this time of year. Will the situation get worse? TVA river operations experts explain the odds.

TVA Keeps an Eye on its Ash

TVA monitors its coal ash 24/7, 365 to ensure there are no safety or environmental issues. To that end, it developed the Advanced Technology for Impoundment Monitoring center to immediately identify and respond to any coal ash issues before an emergency can happen

River Recycled

The water of the Tennessee River basin is the most heavily used in the nation; it’s also the most recycled. Here’s how TVA Water Supply manages the river to keep water levels optimally balanced.

The Tug is the Drug

Young or old, drifter or wader, any angler will tell you that there is nothing like the rush of “fish on.” The Tennessee Valley is home to many world-class trout fisheries, chief among them the South Holston River.

TVA’s "Hardened" Transmission System Helps Customers Weather the Storm

When the tornadoes of 2011 knocked out 108 transmission lines, TVA's rapid response won increased customer satisfaction. Since then, TVA has continued to work to improve grid resiliency and prevent power disruption.

Make-a-Wish Teen Vows to Work for TVA Someday

TVA makes 15-year-old Noah Caldwell's birthday wish come true with a tour of the Allen Fossil Plant and the construction site for the new Allen Combined Cycle Plant in Memphis, Tennessee.

TVA. Lasers. Spaghetti?

Today, TVA surveyors deploy the latest technology—3-D laser scanning—capable of mapping the spaghetti of piping and conduits in engineering spaces with millimeter accuracy.

Colbert Fossil Plant Ends 61 Years of Electrical Generation

The Colbert Fossil Plant earns a proud and permanent place in the TVA story, as unit 1—the last of its five units—was taken offline Wednesday, March 23, ending a 61-year history of power generation.

TVA Invests in Futures‚ One Student at a Time

Here in the Tennessee Valley, a new class of investor is being cultivated: young, smart business students from 25 universities in TVA’s seven-state service area—a group who regularly outperforms the S&P 500.

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