American Public Power Association (APPA) The American Public Power Association was created in 1940 as a non-profit, nonpartisan organization to advance the public policy interests of its members and their consumers, and to provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the proper protection of the environment. Visit APPA’s website to learn more.
Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association(MTIDA) The Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association is an economic development agency funded by the Electric Cooperative, Municipal Electric, and Natural Gas Distributors serving Middle Tennessee. Guided by a board of directors, MTIDA represents and promotes industrial development in 40 Middle Tennessee counties, stretching from the Kentucky border to the Alabama state line. They provide plant location services in cooperation with the State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Tennessee Valley Authority and maintain continuous contact with local chambers of commerce, railroad industrial development departments, realtors, banks, and industrial development boards that serve this area. Visit MTIDA's website to learn more.
Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association (TECA) The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association is a trade association established to serve the needs of Tennessee’s electric cooperatives. The association represents 23 individual power distributors including Tennessee’s 22 electric cooperatives and one municipal system. The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association exists to provide leadership, advocacy and support to unify and empower Tennessee’s consumer-owned electric co-ops. Visit TECA’s website to learn more.
Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association (TMEPA) The Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association is a membership association comprised of 60 municipal and county electric power providers that serve over 2.4 million homes and businesses across Tennessee. Their members serve two-thirds of the electric customers in Tennessee and distribute three-quarters of the power sold in the state. Visit TMEPA's website to learn more.
Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA) The Tennessee Valley Public Power Association is a nonprofit, regional service organization that represents the interests of consumer-owned electric utilities operating within the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area. TVPPA members include both municipal and electric cooperatives, and they serve more than 9 million people in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia. Visit TVPPA's website to learn more.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. Visit TVA’s website to learn more.