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Tennessee Valley Authority

400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902

865-632-2101
http://www.tva.com

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
CHAIR James R. Thompson III

DIRECTORS
Kenneth E. Allen
A.D. Frazier, Jr.
Richard C. Howorth
Virginia T. Lodge
John L. Ryder
Jeffrey W. Smith
Ronald A. Walter

(vacancy)
https://www.tva.com/About-TVA/Our-Leadership/Board-of-Directors

Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership
PRESIDENT / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Jeffrey J. Lyash

Chief Operating Officer Michael D. Skaggs

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENTS
Chief Financial Officer John M. Thomas III
External Relations Van M. Wardlaw
General Counsel Sherry A. Quirk

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Janet J. Brewer
Chief Human Resources Officer Susan E. Collins
Resources and Operations Support Joseph Stowe
https://www.tva.com/About-TVA/Our-Leadership/Executives
Inspector General Richard W. Moore
http://oig.tva.gov/igmoore.html

The above list of key personnel was updated 5–2019.

The above list of key personnel was updated 5–2019.

The Tennessee Valley Authority conducts a unified program of resource development to advance economic growth in the Tennessee Valley region.

Establishment and Members of the Board

The Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 created the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). This act of May 18, 1933 (16 U.S.C. 831-831dd), established the TVA as a wholly owned Government corporation.

https://www.tva.com/file_source/TVA/Site%20Content/About%20TVA/TVA_Act.pdf

All functions of this public corporation are vested in its nine-member Board of Directors, whose members the President appoints by the advice and with the consent of the Senate. At least seven of the nine members must be legal residents of the TVA's service area. The Board designates one of its members to serve as the Chair.

https://www.tva.com/About-TVA/Our-History

Activities

TVA activities range from economic development and environmental stewardship to electric power production and transmission; to flood control, navigation, and recreation improvement; and to water supply and water quality management.

The TVA's electric power program is financially self-supporting and operates as part of an independent system with the Authority's system of dams on the Tennessee River and its larger tributaries. These dams provide flood regulation on the Tennessee River and contribute to regulation of the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The system maintains a continuous 9-foot-draft navigation channel for the length of the 650-mile Tennessee River main stream, from Paducah, KY, to Knoxville, TN. The dams harness the power of the rivers to produce electricity. They also provide other benefits, notably outdoor recreation and water supply.

The Authority operates the river management system and provides assistance to State and local governments in reducing local flood problems. It also works with other agencies to encourage full and effective use of the navigable waterway by industry and commerce.

The TVA is the wholesale power supplier for 154 local municipal and cooperative electric systems serving customers in parts of 7 States. It supplies power to 60 industries and Federal installations whose power requirements are large or unusual. Power to meet these demands is supplied from dams, coal-fired powerplants, nuclear powerplants, natural gas combined-cycle powerplants, combustion turbine and diesel installations, solar energy sites, wind turbines, a methane gas facility, and a pumped-storage hydroelectric plant; U.S. Corps of Engineers dams in the Cumberland Valley; and Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners dams, whose operations are coordinated with the TVA's system.

Economic development is at the heart of the TVA's mission of making the Tennessee Valley a better place to live. A healthy economy means quality jobs, more investment in the region, sustainable growth, and opportunities for residents in the southeastern region to build more prosperous lives. TVA economic development takes a regional approach to economic growth by partnering with power distributors and both public and private organizations to attract new investments and quality jobs, supporting retention and growth of existing businesses and industries, preparing communities for leadership and economic growth, and providing financial and technical services.

https://www.tva.com/About-TVA

Sources of Information

Birdwatching

With birds living in and migrating through the area year-round, TVA lands offer plenty of opportunities for birdwatchers.

https://www.tva.com/Environment/Recreation/Bird-Watcher%27s-Paradise | Email: plic@tva.gov

Business Opportunities

The TVA partners with power distributors, suppliers, and other individuals and organizations. It seeks business relationships with firms offering reliable products and services at competitive prices. The TVA encourages businessmen and women of diverse backgrounds—minorities, service-disabled-veterans, veterans, as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs in historically underutilized business zones—to learn about available opportunities. For more information, contact Supply Chain, BR 4A–C, 1101 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Phone , 423-751-7903.

https://www.tva.com/Information/Doing-Business-with-TVA

Career Opportunities

The TVA is a service-oriented agency whose mission covers 86,000 square miles and depends on professionals with expertise in diverse fields. Some of those fields include archaeology, aviation, economics, engineering, environmental law, hydrology, law enforcement, library science, marketing, program management, water quality, and zoology.

https://www.tva.com/Careers | Email: careers@tva.gov

In 2018, the Office of Inspector General ranked first among 415 agency subcomponents in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings!

http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/detail/TV01

Climate Change

Carbon performance is a matter of growing concern for companies. Consumers and investors alike are paying more attention to the amount of carbon dioxide that commercial activities release into the atmosphere. To increase the competitiveness of Tennessee Valley companies, the agency helps them more accurately account for the carbon released into the atmosphere from the generation of TVA electricity that they purchase.

https://www.tva.com/Newsroom/News-Features/Carbon-Competitiveness

Contact Information

The TVA benefits from engaged citizens. It encourages comments, feedback, and input. Contact TVA Communications, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902-1499. Phone, 865-632-2101.

https://www.tva.gov/About-TVA/Contact-Us | Email: tvainfo@tva.gov

Economic Development

TVA Economic Development serves the seven States of the TVA service area—AL, GA, KY, MS, NC, TN, and VA. Through partnerships with other economic development organizations, the TVA fosters capital investment and job growth in its service area. Information is available online, or contact TVA Economic Development, 26 Century Boulevard, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37214. Phone, 615-232-6051.

https://www.tva.com/Economic-Development

Environmental Reviews

The TVA conducts environmental reviews to consider the effects of its proposed projects on the human and natural environment before making final decisions. The TVA's environmental projects are open for public review.

https://www.tva.com/Environment/Environmental-Stewardship/Environmental-Reviews

Fishing Tips

The TVA helps ambitious fishermen and women meet their numbers. The "Where the Sport Fish Are" page lists the largest populations of Tennessee Valley sport fish and the reservoirs that they inhabit.

https://www.tva.com/Environment/Recreation/Where-the-Sport-Fish-Are | Email: plic@tva.gov

Anglers developed the "Angler's Aquatic Plant ID" as a guide for anglers. The online guide contains seasonal tips for fishing near aquatic plants, starting with American Lotus and ending with Southern Naiad.

https://www.tva.com/Environment/Environmental-Stewardship/Anglers-Aquatic-Plant-ID

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Like all Federal agencies, the TVA is required to disclose records that any person requests in writing. The statute contains, however, nine exemptions and three exclusions that may shield some records or parts of them from disclosure. The TVA operates a FOIA requester service center. Phone, 865-632-6945.

https://www.tva.com/Information/Freedom-of-Information | Email: foia@tva.gov

Green Power

The Green Power Providers program offers Tennessee Valley homeowners and businessmen and women an opportunity to help the TVA generate clean, renewable energy. Participants in the program agree to install a small-scale renewable energy system on their property, and the TVA pays them for every kilowatt hour generated by that system.

https://www.tva.com/Energy/Valley-Renewable-Energy/Green-Power-Providers

Historic Photographs

From the earliest days of the TVA, photographers captured images of the agency's work and the cultural changes that followed. The TVA collection contains over 20,000 black-and-white negatives and over 5,000 original file prints. Its images span half a century, from 1933 to 1983.

https://www.tva.com/Environment/Environmental-Stewardship/Land-Management/Cultural-%2B-Historic-Preservation/TVA-Historic-Photograph-Collection

Lake Levels

Current information on ecological health ratings, fish population surveys, planned generation releases at the dams, recreation facilities, reservoir operations, today’s levels, and predicted elevations for each TVA reservoir is available online.

https://www.tva.com/Environment/Lake-Levels

Library Services

Visitors may use the TVA Research Library by appointment. Contact the TVA Research Library, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902-1499. Phone, 865-632-3464.

https://tva.com/Our-TVA-Story/Nancy-Proctor | Email: corplibknox@tva.gov

Native American Tribes

Native Americans have a cultural and historical interest in the Tennessee Valley. The TVA consults with 18 federally recognized tribes when it undertakes projects that could affect their cultural sites.

https://www.tva.com/Environment/Environmental-Stewardship/Land-Management/Cultural-%2B-Historic-Preservation/Native-Americans

Newsroom

The TVA posts news stories and press releases online.

https://www.tva.com/Newsroom

Oversight

The Office of the Inspector General from the TVA posts reports and data on Oversight.gov, a text-searchable repository of reports that Federal Inspectors General publish. The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency operates and maintains the website to increase public access to independent and authoritative information on the Federal Government.

https://oversight.gov

Public Relations

The TVA Public Relations team is available to help representatives of the media.

https://www.tva.com/Newsroom/Media-Contacts

Site Map

The website map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.

https://www.tva.com/Index

Social Media

The TVA has a Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/TVA

The TVA posts photos and short videos on Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/TVA/

The TVA publishes business-oriented information on LinkedIn.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/tva

The TVA tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/tvanews

The TVA posts videos on its YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TVANewsVideo

TVA Kids

The TVA maintains the website tvakids.com, which is a colorful online resource for students and teachers. The site covers topics like green power, making electricity, and saving energy. It also has a section of "Cool Stuff" that includes games, videos, and warnings about energy vampires.

https://www.tvakids.com

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