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Rebuilding Better

The wildfires of 2016 burned many Sevier County homes. But contractors are rebuilding better and smarter, thanks to TVA's EnergyRight.

10th Anniversary of 2011 Tornado Outbreak

April 27, 2011 started like any other mild spring day. But after three waves of severe storms and tornadoes struck the area, entire communities in the TVA region were devastated and the TVA system sustained the worst damage in its history.

Uplifting the Underserved

TVA’s award-winning Home Uplift program has helped more than 1,700 Valley residents to afford their energy bills while living comfortably — and the program has now been awarded for its efforts.

The Original Renewable Power

Clean hydro power is a big benefit of TVA’s longstanding River Management function. And though hydro power benefits are the same as they ever were, the way we manage the river has evolved significantly through the years. Here’s how.

DIY Volunteering on TVA Trails

Through a pandemic, TVA public land has saved our sanity. On Earth Day, it gives us a chance to make sure we are taking the best care possible of the place we call home — one volunteer at a time.

New TVA Sportfish Survey Reveals Healthy Catch

TVA fisheries biologists are performing a sportfish survey that's showing plenty of wall hangers and helping to track the progression (or lack thereof) of Asian silver carp.

Keeping Tabs on Local Carbon

A new partnership is aiming to help Tennessee Valley communities both better understand and act on their carbon emissions for the good of our environment.

Four Ways to Be More Eco-friendly

Looking for ways to go green for Earth Day this year? Consider adopting one or more of these eco-friendly practices and you'll do good while saving money.

Pickled Fish Spawn Eco Clues

Scientists at the University of Tennessee are exploring the guts and gills of pickled fish for answers to a pressing question: Do microplastics in the world’s freshwater streams pose a risk to public health and aquatic life?

TVA and NES to Aid Nashville Bombing Victims

The Christmas day bombing in Nashville damaged dozens of downtown buildings, affecting thousands of lives. See how NES and TVA are teaming up to provide assistance to qualified residences and businesses.

Coronavirus

We’re going above and beyond our commitment to keep the lights on, here’s how.

Coal Ash

TVA is an industry leader in the safe management and monitoring of coal ash. Learn how TVA is safely handling coal ash.

TVA in Memphis

So much is happening in the Memphis area, it deserves its own page! Read about the latest happenings in the Mid-South Valley.

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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TVA at a Glance

Want more information about TVA? You've got it! Our at-a-glance fact sheet covers our history, mission, generating assets, structure, key business drivers and more. Get the facts now

For Kids & Teachers

Writing a school report? Looking for STEM activities or home school projects? Want a kid's view of TVA? Use these resources to learn about our history and mission of service.

  • TVA Kids has fun information about our history, how we make electricity and help the environment. Use the homework helpers in your next assignment!
  • Water Monitoring Lab Learn about water quality by working your way through our self-paced virtual program. 
  • TVA STEM has lessons and activities that meet Tennessee state academic standards. Also: Learn about STEM careers!
  • Currents of Change has interactive history lessons that follow the Tennessee Valley from the Great Depression through today. Lessons meet Tennessee and Alabama state academic standards.