Power Switch News
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.
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.
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,