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Green Power Switch News
Vol. 3, No. 1— Winter 2003

Green Power Switch
Receives 2002 National Award

Green Power Switch was recently honored with a 2002 Federal Energy and Water Management Award. This award from the Department of Energy and the Federal Interagency Energy Policy Committee recognizes Green Power Switch for its outstanding contribution to expanding renewable energy.

This past October, Gary Harris, Green Power Switch program manager, accepted the award in Washington, D.C. “I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of Green Power Switch. People are excited about this program. They know it’s good for their communities, good for the earth. It gives people a chance to make a difference.”

“TVA is honored to receive a Federal Energy and Water Management Award,” said TVA Director Skila Harris. “The success of Green Power Switch is a result of the outstanding support it receives from distributors of TVA power and from the people of the Tennessee Valley who have made the choice to buy electricity generated from renewable sources.”

Green Power Switch was one of the select few federal programs recognized at the awards banquet for outstanding energy and conservation efforts, as mandated by the Federal Policy Act of 1992 and executive orders during 2001.


picture of louie and childLouie the Lightning Bug, pictured here, was a special guest at Clarksville Electricity Department’s (CDE) 12th Annual Electric EXPO. Louie teaches children to play it safe around electricity. Green Power Switch was also present at the event where local customers were taught about the environmental benefits of renewable energy.


picture of man in gardenGreg Daniels, Project Manager, Customer Service, TVA, pictured at left, shows off the Daniels’ “Green Power Switch garden.” At the beginning of last summer, Greg and Jeanette Daniels planted two Green Power Switch seed packets that they received earlier in the year at a promotional event. As you can see, the flowers grew almost 6 feet tall and took over half of their butterfly garden patch. The seed packets contained red and white zinnias and blue bachelor buttons. Greg thinks the horse manure his wife used to prepare the patch may have had an impact.



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In this issue

University of Mississippi Intramural Fields Capture Solar Energy
Also: Florence Water Treatment Facility Dedicated

Green Power Switch Receives 2002 National Award

Green Power Switch Undergoes A Successful First Audit

Updates: Generation and participation figures


Green Power Switch is a renewable energy initiative that offers consumers in the Tennessee Valley a choice in the type of power they buy. TVA and local public power companies, working in cooperation with the environmental community, developed Green Power Switch as a way to bring green power—electricity that’s generated by cleaner, renewable resources like solar, wind, and methane gas—to Valley consumers.

Green Power Switch is sold to residential consumers in 150-kilowatt-hour blocks (about 12 percent of a typical household’s monthly energy use). Each block adds $4 to the customer’s monthly power bill. For more information, visit www.greenpower