[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2008]
[Pages 532-534]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY

400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone, 865-632-2101. Internet, www.tva.com.

One Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20444-0001
Phone, 202-898-2999
Chairman                                          William B. Sansom
Directors                                         Dennis Bottorff, 
                                                          Donald R. 
                                                          DePriest, 
                                                          Robert M. 
                                                          Duncan, Thomas 
                                                          Gilliland, 
                                                          Skila Harris, 
                                                          Howard A. 
                                                          Thrailkill
President and Chief Operating Officer             Tom D. Kilgore
Chief Administrative Office and Executive Vice    John E. Long, Jr.
        President, Administrative Services
Senior Vice President, Communications,            Emily J. Reynolds
        Government and Valley Relations
Chief Operating Officer                           William R. McCollum, 
                                                          Jr.
Chief Nuclear Officer                             William R. Campbell
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice        Kimberly S. Greene
        President, Financial Services

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The Tennessee Valley Authority conducts a unified program of resource 
development for the advancement of economic growth in the Tennessee 
Valley region. The Authority's program of activities includes flood 
control, navigation, electric power

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production and transmission, recreation improvement, water supply, water 
quality, environmental stewardship, and economic development.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a wholly owned Government 
corporation created by act of May 18, 1933 (16 U.S.C. 831-831dd). All 
functions of the Authority are vested in its nine-member Board of 
Directors, the members of which are appointed by the President with the 
advice and consent of the Senate. The Board designates one member as 
Chairman.
    TVA's electric power program is financially self-supporting and 
operates as part of an independent system with TVA'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 control 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 Authority is the wholesale power supplier for 159 local 
municipal and cooperative electric systems serving customers in parts of 
7 States. It supplies power to 62 industries and Federal installations 
whose power requirements are large or unusual. Power to meet these 
demands is supplied from dams, coal-fired power plants, nuclear power 
plants, 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 Aluminum Company of America dams, whose operation is 
coordinated with TVA's system.
    Economic development is at the heart of TVA's mission of making the 
Tennessee Valley a better place to live. A thriving 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 on 
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.

Sources of Information

Citizen Participation  TVA Communications, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, 
Knoxville, TN 37902-1499. Phone, 865-632-2101.
Contracts  Purchasing, WT 3A, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 
37902-1499. Phone, 865-632-4796. This office will direct inquiries to 
the appropriate procurement officer.
Economic Development  OCP 2A-NST, One Century Place, 26 Century 
Boulevard., Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37214. Mailing address: P.O. Box 
292409, Nashville, TN 37229-2409. Phone, 615-232-6051.
Electric Power Supply  1101 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Phone, 
423-751-6000.
Electric Rates  One Century Plaza, 26 Century Boulevard, Suite 100, 
Nashville, TN 37214-3685.
Employment  For employment inquiries, visit www.tva.com.
Research and Technology Applications  TVA Reservation, P.O. Box 1010, 
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661-1010. Phone, 256-386-2026.
Library Services  TVA Research Library, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, 
Knoxville, TN 37902-1499. Phone, 865-632-3464. Chattanooga Office 
Complex, LP4A-C, 1101 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN

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37402-2791. Phone, 423-751-4913. P.O. Box 1010, CTR 1E-M, Muscle Shoals, 
AL 35662. Phone, 256-386-2872.
Maps  Maps Information and Photo Records, HV 1C-C, 2837 Hickory Valley 
Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Phone, 423-499-6285; 800-627-7882.
Publications  TVA Communications, WT 7D, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, 
Knoxville, TN 37902-1499. Phone, 865-632-6000.

For further information, contact the Tennessee Valley Authority at 
either 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902-1499, phone, 865-
632-3199; or One Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20044, phone, 
202-898-2999. Internet, www.tva.com.

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