(WBIR-Knoxville) The Tennessee Valley Authority is celebrating its 80th anniversary on Friday with a special online scavenger hunt contest.
"TVA's mission is as relevant and essential as ever," TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said during an employee event Friday at the Knoxville headquarters to commemorate the milestone.
President Franklin Roosevelt signed the TVA Act on May 18, 1933, creating what has become the nation's largest public utility.
"The good jobs and quality investments we help bring to the Valley have never been more important to the people of our region," Johnson said.
"For eight decades, TVA has been a faithful partner in strengthening and protecting our nation. We provide the energy, manage the resources and work in harmony with others to make our region better and move our nation closer to a cleaner energy future," he continued.
The online scavenger hunt, launched Friday, includes TVA-related current and historical questions at www.tva.com/80th. Answers can be found on TVA's public website at www.tva.com/.
Entries with correct answers to all questions received by June 17 will be entered into a drawing for a free In-Home Energy Evaluation from TVA and their participating local power company.
Through IHEE, homeowners receive an on-site inspection, energy efficiency advice and up to $500 in reimbursements on eligible recommended home improvements when completed. Alternate prizes will be available if the winner's local power company does not participate in IHEE.
Complete scavenger hunt contest rules are available at www.tva.com/80th.