Clean Water, New Fish

Welcome to the Valley! TVA aquatic biologists introduce a new fish species in tributary streams to the Duck River in middle Tennessee: the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

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TVA Shops Local

To help boost the regional economy, TVA focused 80 percent of its spending on Valley-based businesses in 2017. Read about TVA’s ongoing commitment to small, diverse and local businesses.

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A Doorway to Hope

You may not know Emma Lindsey of Humboldt, Tenn., but she is one of the most important people in the Tennessee Valley—and the work she does behind this humble door saves lives. Here's why.

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TVA Finalizes Study for Future Storage of Coal Ash at Shawnee Fossil Plant

TVA is planning for the continued operation of Shawnee Fossil Plant in West Paducah, Ky., with the construction of a new onsite dry storage area for coal ash and other coal combustion residuals at the plant.

Safer, Swifter Dam Inspections

New sonar technology lets Dam Safety inspectors see on and around dams to identify potential problems without ever leaving the boat.

Never Be Too Cool for Robotics

As a high school student, Patrick Jung thought he was too cool for the robotics program. Today, he regards robotics as the best thing that ever happened to him. Find out why he changed his mind, and how robotics changed his life.

The Weather Channeler

TVA’s senior program manager of Short-Term Load Planning and in-house meteorologist Jeff House keeps the agency’s operations lean and mean by accurately reporting the hourly weather 24 hours in advance.

TVA Inspires STEM Curiosity

Eleanor Roosevelt said “I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be—curiosity.” Learn how TVA is helping inspire curiosity by partnering with the Science Alliance of Tennessee.

Paradise Redux

A scheduled outage at Paradise Fossil Plant provides an opportunity to perform routine maintenance—and make a major operations upgrade that will boost performance and reliability for years to come.

Getting Voltage Just Right

TVA has embarked on an ambitious conservation voltage regulation (CVR) program. Sound like technical jargon? Maybe. But this acronym’s out to save you money on your energy bills.

Environmental Investigation Underway at Allen Fossil Plant

TVA is doing what it takes to find the source of arsenic found in shallow groundwater wells at its Allen Fossil Plant near Memphis, and—with human health as the top priority—will do our share to clean up the contamination.

Biodiversity Heroes

Conservationists, biologists and environmentalists come together each year to help protect the most biodiverse river system in North America—the Tennessee.

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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