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Green Power Switch News
Vol. 2, No. 4—Fall
2002


Generation and participation updates

Generation totals

Solar power sites Generation
May 1 - July 31, 2002
Cumberland Science Museum  10,681 kWh
Dollywood Tram C   3,995 kWh
Dollywood Tram D/E   2,654 kWh
Gibson County High School   6,930 kWh
Ijams Nature Center   6,778 kWh
Cocke County High School   4,401 kWh
Duffield-Pattonsville Elementary School   4,244 kWh
Sci-Quest/North Alabama Science Center  12,710 kWh
American Museum of Science & Energy   5,299 kWh
Lovers Lane Soccer Complex  16,140 kWh
Finley Stadium  36,947 kWh
Oak Ridge National Laboratories   3,027 kWh

Total solar generation

113,805 kWh

 

Wind power site Generation
May 1 - July 31, 2002
Buffalo Mountain Wind Park 689,741 kWh

 

Methane gas sites Generation
May 1 - July 31, 2002
Middle Point Landfill Gas Generation Facility 3,688,965 kWh
Allen Fossil Plant Methane Facility 2,297,796 kWh

 

Participation totals
Total number of green power blocks subscribed: 18,861
Number of green power blocks subscribed since
January 1, 2002:
  3,303
Number of residential customers subscribing:   5,883
Average number of green power blocks per residential customer:      1.7
Number of commercial customers subscribing: 283 business customers
purchasing 8,620 blocks

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In this issue

Main story

An energy-efficient older home
Also: Hungry for GPS

Methane facility in Memphis
Also: Hybrid car

Updates: Generation and participation figures

Expanding the mountain
In order to make Green Power Switch available to more customers, TVA has begun planning for an expansion of its two-megawatt wind energy facility at Buffalo Mountain Wind Park near Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

TVA issued a request for proposals (RFP) that would allow it to buy wind energy under a power purchase agreement and/or contract for the turnkey engineering and construction of a wind energy facility.

Proposals submitted that met the requirements specified in the RFP are being evaluated to determine if they will provide the best overall value in supporting Green Power Switch.