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Tennessee Valley Authority (U.S.)


Last modified: 2021-07-03 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of Tennessee Valley Authority]
Logo Flag
image by Joseph McMillan, 10 December 2002
          [Flag of Tennessee Valley Authority]
Current Flag
image by Dave Fowler, 11 September 2013

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is a federally-owned corporation that was created in 1933 as a project to control the devastating seasonal floods of the Tennessee River and its tributaries, to generate hydroelectric power to meet the underdeveloped region's energy needs, and to open up the portions of the river above the rapids at Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, to navigation. The TVA operates a sprawling network of locks and dams and is the principal electric power provider to most of Tennessee, large portions of Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama, and smaller areas of Georgia and North Carolina (not just hydroelectric anymore, but also coal and nuclear generated power). Its other responsibilities include the maintenance of a nine-foot deep channel on the Tennessee River from Paducah, Kentucky, to Knoxville, Tennessee. The lakes created by its dams have become a major source of tourist revenue for the region.

The TVA's flag, consisting of its logo in black on a white rectangular background, all on a blue field, can be seen at its headquarters and some of its major facilities.
Joseph McMillan, 10 December 2002

The TVA is an independent executive branch agency. The current Flag was designed by Whitney Smith of the Flag Research Center.
Dave Fowler, 11 September 2013


[Seal of Tennessee Valley Authority] image located by Dave Fowler, 11 September 2013

Seal flag

[Seal of Tennessee Valley Authority] image located by Dave Fowler, 30 April 2021

This photo from October 2020 shows a flag with the TVA seal.
Dave Fowler, 30 April 2021

I wonder if that is the flag of the Chairman of the board or of the TVA Board? I found another photo of that flag at a TVA Board meeting in 2019 [last flag far right]:
There is a photo of the black and white logo flag on blue from the TVA shown flying as a flag in 2020:
TVA Code of conduct booklet
Ben Cahoon, 30 April 2021

Another photo shows the TVA seal flag being used in a law enforcement context, alongside the TVA Police and the National Law Enforcement Memorial flag.
Dave Fowler, 3 May 2021