Message from the Executive Director Mike Arms- January ATVG Meeting

ATVG Executive Director Mike Arms wishes to remind members  to please be sure to register for our ATVG meeting in Chattanooga scheduled for January 27th and 28th. The tour of the TVA Power Center Trading Floor will be in the afternoon of the 27th (Wednesday) and the morning of the 28th (Thursday) the tour of Raccoon Mountain Pump Storage Plant is scheduled. We have a number of other outstanding program presentations scheduled including TVA Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes. As always we have a great dinner planned for everyone. We will also be voting on a new board member from Marshall County Kentucky, Brad Warning. Hope to see you in January and be sure to make your room reservation now at the Chattanooga Marriott, Two Carter Plaza Chattanooga, TN  37402; phone: 423-756-0002.

View Agenda and Registration form here.  See You In Chattanooga!

ATVG Board of Directors Pass Resolution During October 2015 Meeting

The ATVG Board of Directors passed a resolution during the October 2015 meeting to present to the Tennessee Valley Authority in support of  TVA purchasing needed coal and natural gas to produce energy from local counties TVA serves.

TVA purchases a broad mix of coal and natural gas from a multitude of geographic markets based on transportation cost, quality of the fuel source and numerous other factors.  This would greatly enhance revenue and profits to economies of many energy producing counties in the Tennessee Valley and greatly impact unemployment rates within those energy producing counties.

See the full resolution here

ATVG Elects Don Stisher 2016 President!

ATVG members elected Morgan County Alabama Commissioner Don Stisher  your 2016 ATVG President during the fall conference.  Congratulations  ATVG President Stisher!

ATVG Summer Meeting At Oak Ridge, TN July 22-23

Association of Tennessee Valley Governments
Summer Meeting July 22/23, 2015

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Oak Ridge

Reservations 865-481-2468

215 S Illinois Ave
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

July 22, 2015 (Eastern Time Zone)

*** Registration forms must be received by Monday, July 13th***

11:30 a.m. Working Lunch at Doubletree
▪ Welcome and Introductions – Ron Woody
▪ Program Overview – Mike Arms
▪ TVA Update – Bert Robinson


1:00 p.m. Depart for Y-12 National Security Complex
▪ History and Overview of Y-12 – Ray Smith
▪ Presentation on Proposed Manhattan Project National Park

2:15 p.m. Depart for Kingston Fossil Plant
▪ Overview of Plant Operations
▪ Presentation on Ash Spill Recovery
▪ Plant Tour

5:00 p.m. Return to Doubletree 6:30 p.m. Social Event and Dinner

July 23, 2015

8:00 a.m. ATVG Board Meeting (separate agenda will be provided) with Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Depart for Oak Ridge National Laboratory
▪ Presentation and Tour of Oak Ridge Computing Facility (Super Computer)
▪ Presentation and Tour of Spallation Neutron Source 11:15 a.m. Return to Doubletree; Noon:
Big Ed’s Pizza Lunch (optional)

* Important Note: Guests and Spouses are invited on all tours: must be U.S. citizens;
Government-Issued Photo ID REQUIRED; need FULL names IN ADVANCE and last 4 digits of each person’s social security number.

Please help us make necessary arrangements by letting us know if you will be attending. Send the
enclosed registration form by email to: or by U.S. mail to: ATVG, P.O. Box
3578, Clarksville, TN 37043.


Please Click here for a printable PDF Agenda and Registration Form


2014 TVA Tax Equivalent Payments

TennesseeValleyAuthority-Logo1 Tax equivalent payments are part of TVA’s service-based mission  outlined in the TVA Act of 1933, and they help support stronger  communities across the region.

TVA returns 5 percent of its gross proceeds from the sale of power to the  states and counties where it does business and has power facilities. Those  are the seven TVA states, plus Illinois where TVA has coal reserves.

For fiscal year 2014, TVA paid more than $533 million in tax equivalent  payments.

These tax equivalent payments, distributed by the states under their own formulas, help fund many different state and local government initiatives, including:

  • Schools
  • Fire departments and other emergency response agencies, including life-saving equipment
  • Community investments that support tourism and recreation
  • Human service organizations

Fiscal 2014 payments

Total payments by TVA to each state for fiscal year 2014 were:

Alabama $106,134,787
Georgia $8,928,969
Illinois $479,765
Kentucky $40,380,262
Mississippi $38,061,395
North Carolina $2,771,978
Tennessee $334,956,270
Virginia $1,359,336
Total $533,072,762