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TVA’s 2021 Engineer of the Year

TVA proudly recognizes the leadership and expertise of Ian Grant in awarding him the 2021 O. J. “Ike” Zeringue Engineer of the Year.

Colossal Crayfish Collection

Crayfish, crawdads, mudbugs, ditchbugs, mountain lobsters, or good eats. No matter what you call it, crayfish are an important bellwether species that TVA studies to measure aquatic health.

Melton Hill Dam Parking Lot Temporary Closure

Because of upgrades to the dam at Melton Hill, one of the tailwater parking areas will be inaccessible from February to November 2021.

TVA Partnership Awards $64,000 in STEM Grants to Shelby County Schools

TVA, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization, announced this week the award of $64,000 in grants to Shelby County educators in public schools to develop science, technology, engineering, and math education projects.

Don't Look Down!

Inspectors climbed each of the 1,000-foot stacks at Kingston Fossil Plant in December to check the condition of the structure. This inspection is part of TVA’s Civil Inspection Program that ensures the integrity of infrastructure at the site.

TVA Names Mark Yates as Regional VP for Memphis, West region

Mark Yates of Memphis will be TVA’s regional vice president for the West Region. He brings experience and expertise in business, finance, industrial relations, economic development, government, and community relations.

Champions 4 Seniors Helps with Pharmacy Needs

TVA collaborated with Champion’s Pharmacy and Herb Store in South Memphis to bring the Champions 4 Seniors project to senior citizens to help with their pharmaceutical needs.

If This Bridge Could Talk

Every day for more than a century, thousands of cars have passed over the historic Wilson Dam bridge. After 102 years of weather, wear and tear, it’s no wonder the bridge was finally in need of repair.

A Record Year for Rainfall

The Tennessee Valley recorded 70.36 inches of average rainfall as of Dec. 31, 2020, making 2020 its wettest year in history.

Recycle that Christmas Tree—The Right Way

There are numerous ways to recycle your live Christmas tree, but don’t just chuck it in one of our reservoirs! There’s a right way and a wrong way to dispose of it.

Coat Drive Helps Memphis Children

TVA and Nation Enrichment Projects hosted a holiday drive-thru coat giveaway, providing 650 new winter coats to elementary-aged children.

Driving Innovation

Did you know the average EV driver can save up to $1,000 in fuel costs every year? Read more about how TVA's EV Initiative anticipates growing the number of EVs across the Valley to over 200,000 by 2028.

Holiday Help for Veterans in Need

Just in time for the holidays, TVA staff delivered essential facility needs, $25 Superlo Grocery food cards, and other supplies to Alpha Omega Veterans Services to support veterans housed at their five facilities in Memphis.

Thanksgiving Care Cards Given to Neighbors in Need

The TVA Memphis and Allen Fossil site teams worked with local community partners to families and community members in need during the holiday season.

Another 2020 First—Wettest Ever

2020 is now officially the wettest year ever recorded in the Tennessee Valley. TVA has now managed three straight years of record rainfall.

A Better Nesting Place

Ospreys will have new, safer places to nest near Watts Bar Nuclear Plant this spring, thanks to an ongoing project to move them away from nesting on TVA structures.

Donation and Volunteers Make Holidays Brighter

TVA staff delivered a donation for $10,000 and volunteered at a Memphis Toys for Tots location, supporting local efforts to spread holiday cheer.

New Podcast: Clean Energy and Rural America's Economic Rebound

Representatives from TVA, Google, and Origis Energy recently came together for an episode on the Currents Podcast from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Permitting Success

In the Tennessee Valley, the Section 26a permitting process serves as a vital link between TVA and property owners on the Tennessee River. Read more about the TVA staff supporting this work.

The Final Stack Falls

As part of the ongoing Widows Creek Fossil Plant demolition project, the final and largest stack, topping 1,000-feet, was safely imploded on Dec 3, 2020.