The Tennessee Valley Authority is a public, federal utility, so the communities it serves should have a say on how TVA does business. In the past, community members were able to provide input during public listening sessions before TVA board meetings, which were broadcast online so that the media and those who couldn’t attend the meeting in person could listen in.
But since TVA moved to virtual board meetings, the largest federal utility in the country has not held a public listening session! Instead, community members are only able to email their comments to the board, which are not shared publicly. This process totally lacks transparency! TVA has the resources to hold virtual public comment sessions so that communities across the Valley can publicly voice their concerns and ideas and hear the same from neighbors in the TVA footprint.
Below, you can tell TVA the August TVA board meeting should include a virtual public listening session! TVA has the means to provide this option for community members. Be sure to also include any other priorities you want the TVA board to know about, which might include coal ash worker safety concerns, environmental or clean energy priorities, or other ideas.