Whither the Weather

For a meteorologist at the nation’s largest public utility, there’s a lot riding on the line. Forecasts help determine which generation assets go online so you can stay warm—at the lowest cost—on the coldest days.

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The Perfect Wave

TVA has long been known for keeping the lights on reliably 99.999% of the time. Theo Laughner, TVA’s 2017 Ike Zeringue Engineer of the Year, sets a new standard of excellence that keeps industry coming to the Valley.

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Looking into the Crystal Ball

Dr. Joe Hoagland, vice president of Enterprise Relations & Innovation for TVA—the largest public power utility in America—shares his thoughts about the future of the utility industry.

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TVA Begins Prep Work for Construction at Pickwick

TVA is beginning exploratory work this week at Pickwick Landing Dam in preparation for upcoming construction to fortify the dam against potential impacts from a severe earthquake.

TVA’s Renewable Energy Programs Support Transportation Innovation

Parking and commuting at Southern Adventist University (SAU) is now greener and more convenient thanks to new solar-assisted electric vehicle program funded in part by TVA and other community partners.

Sharing Secrets of the Past

From rock art to historic buildings and burial sites, the Tennessee Valley is full of reminders that it has been a great place to live for thousands of years.

Turning Memphis Wastewater into Energy

TVA is capturing methane gas from Memphis' T.E. Maxson Wastewater Treatment Plant and transporting it to adjacent Allen Combined Cycle natural gas site where it will be used to help generate clean energy.

WIN-ning Proposition

At a 2017 Women in Nuclear (WIN) conference, hosted by TVA in Chattanooga, industry veterans like Brady Queen-Peden gather to network, share ideas and—above all—encourage young women to choose careers in this rewarding field.

TVA’s Carbon Trajectory

It’s hard to know whether or how carbon policy is likely to change in coming years. Brenda Brickhouse, TVA’s vice president of Environment and Energy Policy, explains why staying the course is in the Tennessee Valley’s best interest.

TVA Clears Next Hurdle for Small Modular Reactors

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted and docketed the utility’s early site permit application for the potential construction and operation of multiple SMR units at the Clinch River Site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Balanced Fuel Portfolio Helps Reduce Ratepayer Costs

TVA’s diversified generation portfolio allows it to choose between generation sources, and emphasize low-cost fuels. This is especially helpful in winter months, when coal and gas plants are crucial to meeting demand.

New and Improved Kentucky Lock on the Way

Though it's long been a source of frustration and congestion for those navigating from the Tennessee River into the Ohio, TVA and the Army Corps of Engineers are cooperating to build a modern lock at Kentucky Dam that’s tailored to today’s barge traffic.

TVA Pioneers Energy Efficiency Planning Model

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 a model that may be worth replicating.

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 will remain in place throughout the process. Read more about Boone Dam.

 

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