In nontechnical terms, resilience is the ability to spring back quickly after an event of any nature that could cause a disturbance to the grid. The location and reach of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) system expose it to a wide range of natural events. Notable past occurrences include a Kentucky ice storm in January 2009, heavy rain in May 2010 that caused a river crest 25.5 ft (7.8 m) above flood stage, and multiple tornados in
TVA Builds Resilience
The Tennessee Valley Authority system is designed to withstand and recover from a wide range of threats and risks.