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About TVA


The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for {people} million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.

TVA's Mission and Vision

TVA has renewed its vision to help lead the Tennessee Valley region and the nation toward a cleaner and more secure energy future, relying more on nuclear power and energy efficiency and relying less on coal.

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Key Topics

Find out about these issues affecting TVA.

Information by State

Read more about TVA's work in each of the seven states in our region.

Industry Rankings (2011)

Owned operating capacity: First in the nation (33,804 megawatts, net winter dependable)

Energy sales: First in the nation (167,730 million kilowatt-hours)

Power sales revenue: First in the nation ($11.841 billion)

Power rates: Better than the national average

Taxes paid: One of the region’s largest taxpayers, based on tax-equivalent payments

Economic development: Among the top 10 utilities in the nation for achievement in economic development (source)

Information Quality

TVA tries to ensure that the information it presents to the public is accurate and useful to its audience.

Find out how to report an error in a TVA publication or on this website.

Corporate Snapshot

Name: Tennessee Valley Authority

Industry: Utilities

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Financing: Receives no appropriated tax dollars

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Fact Book


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TVA at a Glance

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Reservoirs & Power Plants

Our interactive map is your guide to the network of reservoirs and power plants operated by TVA.



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