Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

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The TVA was passed in congress on May 18, 1933.

This program was conceived to provide power production, navigation, flood control, erosion control, fertilizer manufacturing, and general economic development in the hard-hit Tennessee Valley region.

What are we? What do we do?

We provided electricity to 7 states!

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest public power provider, generating electricity that serves nearly 9 million people through local utilities.

The TVA generates electricity at 29 hydroelectric dams, 11 coal-fired plants, 11 combustion-turbine sites, three nuclear plants, a pumped-storage hydropower plant, and 18 green-power sites that employ wind turbines, methane gas, and solar panels.