Full Steam Ahead

TVA develops an innovative, environmentally friendly cogeneration solution at Johnsonville Combustion Turbine Plant designed to keep chemical company Chemours—and 1,100 jobs—in Middle Tennessee.

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TVA Shops Small

When you’re the nation’s largest public power company, you do a lot of purchasing. To boost the Valley economy, TVA stayed focused on procuring goods and services from small businesses in 2016—over a billion dollars’ worth.

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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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Due to continuing dry conditions, TVA has issued a burn ban on all of the public lands, recreation areas and facility reservations it manages. Campfires, barbeques, smoking and any other flame producing activities are prohibited. In addition, several TVA-managed public sites in the highest-danger zones have been closed to protect the public. See a list of the affected areas.

TVA Sites Remain Closed Because of Fire Danger

With more than 1,200 fire raging across the southeast, TVA is taking precautionary steps and closing recreation areas that are at high risk (or that have already experienced fire).

Watts Bar Unit 2: What It Means for You

Achieving commercial operation of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant’s Unit 2 was a major achievement for TVA, and a smart investment for every energy consumer in the Tennessee Valley. Here’s why.

Dealing with Drought: An Update

A hot, dry summer and abnormally dry fall have posed water quality and quantity issues. Despite the drought, TVA’s River Management Team is ensuring that water is allocated in ways that best serve the people of the Valley.

Preserving Places of Peril

TVA receives recognition from the national Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for its work in restoring and protecting 500-year-old Native American cliff art in northeast Alabama.

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.

A Breath of Fresh Air

People who live and work in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s seven-state service region have something more than usual to be thankful for this holiday season: cleaner air.

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.

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 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 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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