|What is TVA?
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a federal corporation
and the nation’s largest public power company. TVA
operates fossil-fuel, nuclear, and hydropower plants,
and also produces energy from renewable sources. It manages
the nation’s fifth-largest river system to minimize
flood risk, maintain navigation, provide recreational
opportunities, and protect water quality in the 41,000-square-mile
When was TVA established?
TVA was set up by the U.S. Congress in 1933, primarily
to provide flood control, navigation, and electric power
in the Tennessee Valley region.
is America's largest public power company, with 31,658
megawatts of dependable generating
• TVA’s power facilities
include 11 fossil plants, 29 hydroelectric dams, three
six combustion turbine plants, a pumped-storage facility,
and 17,000 miles of transmission
• Through 158 locally owned distributors,
TVA provides power to nearly 8.5 million residents
in the Tennessee Valley.
• TVA operates one
hydroelectric dam and two coal-fired power plants in Kentucky,
combined generating capacity of more than 4,500 megawatts.
Coal-fired Plants: Paradise and Shawnee.
Hydroelectric Plant: Kentucky.
• TVA operates a 36-kilowatt solar facility at
Lovers Lane soccer complex in Bowling Green.
• TVA owns and/or maintains 51 substations and
switching stations and 1,793 circuit miles of
transmission line in Kentucky.