Become a ‘green power’ producer and sell your power to TVA
There’s great news for the environmentally conscious in the Tennessee Valley. Green Power Switch Generation Partners® — a TVA renewable-energy initiative with participating local power distributors — is being expanded to offer more green-energy-source options.
Thousands of Tennessee Valley consumers have been buying green power TVA produces through its Green Power Switch®. Now consumers can sell renewable-energy sources they produce to TVA through its Generation Partners program.
Here’s how it works:
- Residential, commercial or industrial customers install and produce renewable energy sources of solar, wind, low-impact hydro and biomass (including woody, agricultural, animal or other organic waste, landfill gas and wastewater methane).
- TVA will purchase 100 percent of the green energy produced at a premium on top of retail rate and fuel-cost adjustment. Producers are paid through credit on their local power company’s monthly power bill.
- In addition, all new participants in the program qualify for a $1,000 incentive to help offset startup cost.
“We urge those considering installing green-power sources to check to see if their power company is a Generation Partners participant,” says Susan Ross, senior manager in Customer Resources. “And we encourage those thinking of purchasing renewable-energy sources to check out the federal and state tax credits that may be available.”
For more information, call your local power company or visit the Generation Partners Web site at www.gpsgenpartners.com. For information on tax credits and incentives, go to www.dsireusa.org.
TVA begins dredging to remove ash from Emory River, restore environment
TVA has begun dredging operations to remove ash from the navigation channel of the Emory River − a key milestone in the recovery of the Kingston Fossil Plant ash and remediation of the local environment.
The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation and the Environmental Protection Agency have approved TVA’s Phase One Dredge Plan. Water-quality monitoring equipment has been placed in the river that will continuously monitor water clarity and quality upstream and downstream of the dredging operation.