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Green Power Switch News

Vol. 5, No. 3 — Fall 2005


Kilowatt Ours Aims to Enlighten

A new documentary film educates the public about the benefits of energy conservation and the Green Power Switch program. The film is called Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America, and it will be showing in Valley communities this fall. Jeff Barrie, an independent filmmaker from Nashville, created the film.

Kilowatt Ours traces the transmission wires from our light switches to the power source, revealing how electricity is generated in the southeastern U.S. This acclaimed documentary illustrates some of the negative consequences of traditional energy production and outlines the benefits of energy conservation and renewable power. It demonstrates how Green Power Switch is helping to improve the quality of life in the Southeast. The film also provides practical ideas on how consumers can lower their household electricity bills, showcasing successful examples of businesses, schools, and homes in the region that are saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars annually on energy costs.

For more information or to order a copy of the DVD, log on to:

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Green Power Switch Expands

Green Power Switch is now available to customers of 83 local power companies across the Tennessee Valley. This past spring, power companies in Mississippi, including Central Electric Power Association, Columbus Light and Water, 4-County Electric Power Association, Okolona Electric Department, and Tippah Electric Power Association, began offering GPS to their customers.


In August, representatives from five power companies in Kentucky and one in Tennessee attended a new-distributor training session in Bowling Green. The half-day training provided participants with an overview of Green Power Switch, marketing techniques, tools to implement a billing system, and an overall implementation strategy. Some of these power companies plan to launch programs this fall.


For a complete listing of power distributors participating in the program, click here.

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In this issue

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TVA wins state energy leadership award for GPS

Stretch your energy dollars

Solar site at MTSU to supply green power

Kilowatt Ours Aims to Enlighten

Green Power Switch Expands

Generation & Participation Updates

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