The Man Who Made the Digital World Possible

In 1951, in a tiny corner of North Carolina, geologist Mason K. Banks filed a patent on behalf of TVA for a new method of mining mica and feldspar. His discovery would lead to the development of the microchip.

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Cybersecurity: The New First Line of Defense

In the face of ever-increasing cybersecurity threats worldwide, TVA operates a state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Operations Center within its Chattanooga office complex.

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Uplifting Lives

You may not think about it, but home improvements can sometimes have unpredicted positive effects…not only lowering your power bill and improving efficiency, but maybe even improving your health.

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TVA facilities were not impacted by Wednesday morning’s earthquakes near Decatur, Tenn., and continue to safely operate. Although TVA’s generating plants, transmission system, hydroelectric dams, river embankments and other facilities are specifically designed to withstand seismic events, engineering and plant teams are continuing to conduct supplemental inspections and assessments as an added precaution to maintain our priority on the safety of the public. No damage has been discovered. 

Watch for Our Mobile Aquarium

Get up close and personal with some of the fish that live in the Tennessee Valley — and learn more about TVA’s environmental stewardship mission — by visiting our mobile aquarium.

What’s Going on at Allen Fossil Plant?

For a retired asset, there is still a lot going on at Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, and some decisions to be made about the future of the property. And TVA wants your input.

Count the Birds this Christmas

The National Audubon Society conducts a yearly bird count—an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada and many countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds.

TVA Launches STEM Website for Teachers, Students and Lifelong Learners

The workforce of tomorrow will demand more education in science, technology, engineering and math. To help young students engage in STEM learning that will see them through a lifetime, TVA has launched a new website: STEMready.

Bill Johnson Talks Reliability, Rates with Memphis Business Leaders

Thanks to the partnership between TVA and MLGW, Memphis enjoys some of the nation's lowest rates and highest reliability.

Memphis Thanks TVA at Allen Event

TVA's newly dedicated state-of-the-art Allen Combined Cycle gas plant represents a $1 billion investment in—and commitment to—the greater Memphis/West Tennessee area.

Location Matters in Coal Ash Storage

TVA wraps up studies to determine whether coal ash impoundments and landfills at its current and former fossil plants are in compliance with the CCR Rule. With one exception, they are.

A Bright Future for the Tennessee Valley with Facebook

TVA announces a large solar build out for new renewable energy to support Facebook’s $750 million data center in Huntsville, Ala.

Widows Creek Ash Pond Closure Complete

The Generation Construction, Projects & Services team has completed the closure of the Coal Combustion Residual Facilities that surround the Widows Creek Fossil Plant.

Boiler Makers

TVA’s elite group of problem-solving boiler inspectors travel the Valley, working in small spaces to offer big support to the generation fleet.

TVA Attends Freedom Awards in Memphis

Along with luminaries in the Civil Right Movement, TVA celebrates the the light being shined on eradicating poverty, ending racial polarization and promoting peace.

Sharing the Talents of TVA with Students

Over the next seven months, employees from Generation, Construction, Projects & Services will host a group of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) students with monthly mentoring opportunities.

TVA Fosters Next Generation of STEM Experts

A recent TVA/MLGW Student Robotics Showcase in Memphis gave young STEM robotics experts a chance to shine.

TVA Highlights Resolute Forest Products for Environmental Excellence

Resolute Forest Products in Calhoun, Tenn., and Grenada, Miss., were recognized recently by TVA for significantly lowering their carbon emission rates in calendar year 2016.

TVA Employees Train to Fight Fire

In the energy business, the threat of fire is all too real. But highly trained teams of TVA employees are on hand in powerhouses to thwart threats before they turn into major incidents.

Understanding EV Charging Patterns

TVA, along with Nashville Electric Service (NES) and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC), are collaborating with Fleetcarma to better understand electric vehicle charging through a two-year program called Smart Charge Nashville.

Top of Her Class

TVA’s Heidi Smith, general manager of global business for TVA, has been named among the top 50 economic developers of the year for her unflinching commitment to not only success, but service too.

The Power of Community

What once was a landfill off I-65 is now the site of Nashville’s first community solar park, aptly named “Music City Solar.”

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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