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 watershed.

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.

• TVA is America's largest public power company, with 31,658 megawatts of dependable generating capacity.

• TVA’s power facilities include 11 fossil plants, 29 hydroelectric dams, three nuclear plants, six combustion turbine plants, a pumped-storage facility, and 17,000 miles of transmission lines.

• Through 158 locally owned distributors, TVA provides power to nearly 8.5 million residents in the Tennessee Valley.

Power Generation and Transmission
• TVA operates one hydroelectric dam and two coal-fired power plants in Kentucky, witha 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.

801 Center Street
P.O. Box 10300
Bowling Green, KY
Customer Service: (270) 782-1200
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