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Definition of Tennessee valley authority

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U.S. federal corporation constituted in 1933 to supply economical electric power and irrigation and flood control to the Tennessee Valley by developing the Tennessee River and making dams and reservoirs
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EIA Energy Glossary
A federal agency established in 1933 to develop the Tennessee river valley region of the southeastern U.S.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
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The Tennessee Valley Authority (T.V.A.) is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression. The enterprise was a result of the efforts of Senator George W. Norris of Nebraska. TVA was envisioned not only as a provider, but also as a regional economic development agency that would use federal experts and electricity to rapidly modernize the region's economy and society.

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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A Depression-era federal government project created in 1933 to control and harness the Tennessee River and its tributaries. The TVA became perhaps the best known of President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" public works projects. The TVA currently operates 47 dams, 11 coal-fired and 2 nuclear power plants, and an extensive power transmission system. The Tennessee Valley Authority Power System encompasses the state of Tennessee and parts of the states of Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, and borders the Mississippi River on the west.