Who does TVA sell power to? TVA sells its power to 153 individual local power companies, 59 large industrial and institutional customers and 12 surrounding utilities that buy power from TVA off the grid.
What is the fossil fuel that TVA uses the most in their fossil plant? Fossil Power. Most of the electricity that TVA makes is generated at the six coal-fired power plants that TVA runs across the Tennessee Valley. These plants burn coal to make electricity. They are also called “fossil” plants because the coal they burn was formed from the remains of prehistoric plants.
Where does Tennessee get its power? The majority of Tennessee’s electricity is produced by coal. Tennessee is one of the top hydroelectric-generating states east of the Rocky Mountains, producing 12 percent of its electricity from hydroelectric power. Tennessee generates over 30 percent of its electricity from nuclear power.
How many power plants does TVA have? TVA operates three nuclear plants, 29 hydroelectric plants, 6 coal-fired plants, 17 natural gas plants, and one pumped storage hydroelectric plant. Learn more about TVA’s power system.