Rates, Reliability & Energy Mix
Low rates for all customers is TVA’s priority and TVA is working to make its power rates some of the best in the nation. We believe that TVA’s competitive rates are good for consumers and good for the economy and that Competitive prices help retain and create jobs, support existing employers, and attract new business and industry to the region
TVA’s average industrial rates are in the top quartile for 2014, making TVA rates some of the lowest among the Top-100 utilities in the country and TVA’s regional peers.
You can depend on TVA electricity to be there when you need it: since 2000, the TVA system has delivered 99.999 percent transmission reliability. Our robust network, which includes 16,000 miles of transmission line and 487 substations and switchyards, is more than sufficient to supply our 80,000-square-mile service region. By partnering with our local power companies and our directly served large industries and federal installations, we ensure that businesses receiving TVA power enjoy one of the most reliable and efficient power systems in the nation.
We keep our rates competitive by maintaining a diverse portfolio of nuclear, hydro, coal and renewable generation. Diversifying the energy generation fleet allows TVA to significantly reduce its exposure to sector-associated risk and commodity price spikes and thanks to this flexibility TVA’s industrial rates consistently remain below the national average.