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Cicada Rythm

2021 marks the emergence of the 17-year cicada in the Tennessee Valley. VIDEO: Here’s what nature lovers can look for.

Gleason Unit 3 Silencer still ‘right thing to do’ for local community

After six months in reserved shutdown, Unit 3 at TVA’s Gleason Combustion Turbine Plant will soon be back online after the planned spring outage, complete with a brand new exhaust stack silencer for continued noise reduction.

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.

Ornamental but Invasive

Whether sprouting along a fence line or filling the cracks in sidewalks, you’re sure to come across them — non-native invasive plants. Did you know that many of them were initially welcomed as ornamental garden plants?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Allen Timeline is Separate from Power Supplier Discussions

The following is a letter to the editor running in the Commercial Appeal as TVA’s response to a recent letter from U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen questioning our commitment to remediate the former Allen Fossil Plant site in Memphis.

Thank you: National Lineman Appreciation Day

Sunday is National Lineman Appreciation Day, and we want to thank our TVA lineman for the critical work they do. See two linemen tell their stories in the videos, here.

TVA’s Mark Yates honored by BMOM

On April 9, members of the 100 Black Men of Memphis (BMOM) honored several members who were recently recognized by the Memphis Business Journal in the Power 100 ranking of most influential business leaders.

Bald Eagle Population Quadruples — Thanks in Part to TVA Conservation Efforts

TVA has played a role in the restoration and conservation of the bald eagle throughout the Valley, particularly through efforts in water quality improvement in the Tennessee River where bald eagles forage for food.

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.

TVA’s CADNet students meet telework challenges with success

TVA secured enough laptops and other equipment to ensure that CADNet could meet and exceed their customer’s expectations and students began working from home during the pandemic.

Watch: Melton Hill Dam Replaces 400k-Pound Turbine

TVA’s Power Service Shop hydro field team removed a 394,600 pound turbine at Melton Hill Dam last week as part of a scheduled upgrade to increase energy efficiency.