Politics and the Tennessee Valley Authority

Cumberland Fossil Plant, Tennessee Valley Authority

Tennessee Valley Authority is a government-owned corporation that provides electricity at prices below the national average for about 9 million people in parts of seven states in the southeast. It also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system. Ken Otterbourg talks about the why the TVA is currently in the political crosshairs. His article “Uncle Sam’s River” appears in the October 28 edition of Fortune magazine.