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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TVA Is Vibrating Its Ash

TVA is taking coal ash safety to a whole new level. Check out how the company is pioneering new technology to become the utility industry leader in safe coal ash storage.

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

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

Despite What You Hear in the News, Watts Bar Switchyard is “Alive”

Even during inspection and repair, the Watts Bar switchyard is supplying 1,100 megawatts of clean energy to the people of the Valley.

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.

Lake Levels Update

Summer’s almost gone, and with it will go some of the water in TVA’s reservoirs. We took a moment to catch up with the River Forecasting Center crew to talk lake levels.

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.

Testing Nation’s Newest Nuclear Generation to Ensure Safety, Quality and Reliability

Power Ascension Testing is the final phase of an extensive “test drive” of Watts Bar Unit 2 to make sure the unit can deliver electricity safely, reliably and efficiently to our consumers.

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

Watts Bar Unit 2 has achieved initial criticality and is now poised to bring online the first new nuclear power production of the 21st century. Watts Bar Nuclear Plant will generate 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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