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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.

Currents

Understanding River Temperatures Saves Ratepayers Money

TVA engineers are mapping water temperatures on Wheeler Lake to help understand when—and when not—to operate cooling towers at Brown's Ferry Nuclear Plant. Net result? Cost savings to Valley power consumers.

TVA IT Lends a Hand

TVA IT employees teach Chattanooga elementary students how STEM skills can improve lives. The students’ final assignment? To 3D print and assemble a prosthetic hand to help a child in need.

Come Help Us Celebrate TVA Dams!

2016 is the 80th anniversary of the Unified Plan of the Development of the Tennessee River, the document that outlined TVA's integrated resource management approach to the Tennessee River system.

Island Getaways

No need to travel across the ocean for a relaxing vacation. You can get away from it all and pitch a tent on one of the dozens of wild islands that dot TVA's reservoirs right here in the Valley.

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.

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.

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