Electricity

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
TVA is the largest public power producer in the nation, serving more than 9 million people, and is among the most reliable.  TVA has never dropped firm load to any industrial customer in its history and has a reliability rate of 99.999%, the highest in the nation.

TVA generates 152 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, or enough power to meet the needs of nearly 10 million homes. TVA also manages the Tennessee River, the nation's fifth-largest river system, operating 29 hydroelectric dams, 8 coal-fired fossil plants, 3 nuclear-power plants, 9 combustion-turbine sites and one pumped-storage plant in Tennessee, with a combined generating capacity of more than 19,655 megawatts. 

TVA has joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee, and others in the Volunteer State Solar Initiative a comprehensive solar-energy and economic-development program.

In addition to providing dependable power at a competitive rate, TVA and its power distributors offer a host of other programs:

TVA offers a unique range of economic incentives that will benefit your project from start-up to long-term success in the Valley. Valley Incentive Programs consider both economic and power system metrics to create a profile of your company’s value to the region, and that, in turn, determines appropriate funding levels. The goal is to treat you like a VIP by demonstrating concrete benefits now and for multiple years into the future.

For more information, please visit https: //www.tvasites.com/Business-Benefits/Incentives.aspx

Demand is forecasted to exceed generating capacity in many areas of the US by mid-decade. Kiplinger reports that the West Coast, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and some Midwestern cities will be vulnerable. The Southeast US is one area in the country that will have ample power supply.  The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and municipal and cooperative distributors provide  the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region with superb reliability and competitive rates.