TVA Employees Are Ready to Respond

TVA’s robust Emergency Response Training program—now housed in a new multipurpose training center—ensures that employees are ready to deal with fires, hazardous materials leaks, health crises, accidents and more.

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TVA Invests in a Greener Future

What is TVA’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President John Thomas doing to ensure the region has reliable, clean electricity at the lowest cost possible? Investing.

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Tennessee Valley Air: Cleanest Ever Measured

Due to the hard work of TVA, Valley industries, vehicle manufacturers and local and state air regulators, air quality has never been as good as it is now. Today, the entire Valley meets the EPA’s ozone standard.

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Colbert Ash Stack Closure Complete

In closing and covering an ash stack at retired Colbert Fossil Plant, TVA creates not only safety but also scenery.

TVA’s Jerome Terrell Honored with Legacy Award

The Tennessee Economic Development Council (TEDC) recognized Jerome Terrell, longtime senior program manager for TVA Economic Development, as the recipient of its Legacy Award at the recent TEDC Annual Fall Conference.

International Visitors Seek TVA’s Secret to Success

After more than 83 years of service, TVA continues to be the standard for government leaders who wish to improve the quality of life of their nation’s citizens.

Bellefonte Notice of Public Auction

Concentric Energy Advisors Inc., on behalf of the Tennessee Valley Authority, has scheduled the live auction for the sale of approximately 1,400 acres at TVA’s Bellefonte property on November 14, 2016.

Combustion Testing Begins at Paradise CC Plant

3-2-1-ignition! Paradise Combined Cycle Plant's Unit 1 fired up for the first time at 5:23 p.m. EST Monday. All three gas-fired units will go through a series of tests over the next few months in preparation for commercial operation in 2017.

TVA’s Energy Efficiency Programs are a Model for the Nation

As many Americans grow more aware of their environmental footprint and look for ways to maximize their energy usage, TVA’s energy efficiency strategy has been singled out as one of the best in the nation.

Good Medicine for Fontana Dam

TVA is making two slot cuts in Fontana Dam to relieve pressure caused by alkali aggregate reaction (AAR), also known as concrete growth, which occurs when chemical reactions in the cement aggregate material cause swelling and stress.

How TVA Is Storing Its Ash

To get the “low-down” on what TVA is doing with its coal ash, we caught up with John Kammeyer, TVA vice president Civil Projects. Kammeyer leads the TVA team tasked with safely closing the company’s coal ash impoundments.

Training, Preparation Help Safely Extinguish Transformer Fire at Watts Bar

Training and preparation allowed plant personnel to effectively respond to a transformer fire in an onsite switchyard at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant on Tuesday night, August 30.

TVA Helps Keep Your Power Bill Low

Sixty-nine percent of the top 100 utilities charge more for electricity than we do in the Tennessee Valley. Why? Here’s the lowdown from TVA Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President John Thomas.

Drones Help Inspect Dams

Unmanned aerial vehicles (a.k.a. drones) are helping to reduce the costs and human risks involved in inspecting TVA facilities and equipment—especially dams.

Gallatin Completes Dry Ash Storage Initiative

TVA’s vision for converting all management of coal combustion products from wet to dry storage is becoming a reality—most recently at Gallatin Fossil Plant.

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. Read more about Boone Dam.

Watts Bar Nuclear

On October 16, 2016, Watts Bar Unit 2 was complete and went commercial, generating power for the Valley. It is first new nuclear power production of the 21st century. Watts Bar Nuclear Plant now generates 2,250 megawatts of carbon-free electricity—enough to power 1.3 million homes. Read more about Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.

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