TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone, 865-632-2101. Internet, http://www.tva.com.
One Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20444-0001
Chairman William B. Sansom
Directors Bill Baxter, Dennis Bottorff, Donald R. DePriest, Robert M.
(Mike) Duncan, Skila Harris, Howard A. Thrailkill, Susan Richardson Williams,
Executive Vice President, Administrative John E. Long, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Communications Peyton T. Hairston, Jr.
President and Chief Operating Officer Tom D. Kilgore
Chief Executive Officer Tom D. Kilgore, Acting
Chief Nuclear Officer Karl W. Singer
Chief Financial Officer Michael E. Rescoe
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 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 158 local municipal and cooperative electric systems...