The Center for Resource
Solutions (CRS), an independent nonprofit organization, will perform an
annual audit of Green Power Switch to verify that electricity from green
power sources is sufficient to supply the amount of power sold.
Why does green power cost more? Because Although renewable resources like sunlight and wind are free, the technology for capturing their energy is still more expensive than traditional power generation methods. By choosing to pay a little more for Green Power Switch, you help advance the technology and increase the amount of electricity generated from cleaner sources. You can buy green power in 150-kilowatt-hour blocks (about 12% of a typical household’s monthly use). Each block you buy will add $4 to your monthly power bill, and you can buy just one block or as many as you like. The green power you pay for will be added to TVA’s electric system as part of the region’s total power mix.
Green Power Switch is presently available in the TVA service area from the public power companies listed below. If yours is not on the list, please check back; more distributors will be participating in the program each year.