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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.

Tour the River Towns

Imagine a trail network that captures the natural beauty and unique history of the Tennessee River and its riverfront communities. A trail that puts you on the water, on a bike, hiking through the shoreline woods and stopping for a meal at the place the locals frequent.

The Nuclear Option

TVA President and CEO Jeff Lyash explains why nuclear energy will become increasingly important to decarbonization, low rates, and high reliability. 

Powering On

In a greener energy future, clean nuclear plants will play a key role. That’s why TVA takes good care of its three-plant nuclear fleet. Here’s a window into the world of upgrades at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.

TVA Nuclear Marks Decade of Progress Since Fukushima

In the ten years since the March 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, the U.S. nuclear energy industry has added safety and protective measures to prevent a similar incident at a U.S. facility.

Rising Waters and Anticipation

On March 15, TVA will incrementally raise the water level at Boone Dam by about two feet per week. By mid-summer, the lake is expected to be at or near the usual summer pool level as it existed prior to 2014. This marks the beginning of a testing period before returning the lake to normal operations in July 2022.

Community Care Fund is Powerful Outreach

From sanitizing equipment to children’s books, TVA's Community Care Fund is making a difference. TVA has partnered with 136 local power companies so far, supporting 415 organizations across our service territory with a combined total of $7.5 million in assistance.

A True Power Partnership

TVA is committed to bringing a system of recreational trails to the Tennessee Valley that stretches the entire 652-mile length of the Tennessee River.

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.

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.