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You got it. Here’s how the process works, and everything you need to know to fully participate.

Explore the options below. Then, call our efficiency project experts at (866) 233-0450—or email TVABusinessIncentive@tva.gov—to see how we can help you make the smartest energy decisions to improve quality, lower your carbon footprint, enhance your brand and boost your bottom line.

Process Outline

  • Initiation: Select a Preferred Partner Network (PPN) member and define your scope of work.
  • Application Submission: An email will be 
sent to you to review the application and provide an electric signature within the online application.
  • Application Review: TVA reviews submission and available funding; verifies project approval.
  • Approval: TVA sends a formal “Application Approval Notification” email.
  • Implementation: Order equipment; begin installation.
  • Completion: TVA notified project is complete and does final review and verification of 
measures.
  • Payment: Incentive payment will be mailed and satisfaction survey emailed. 

Guidelines and Key Points for Participation

  1. Program Cap: In an effort to ensure equal opportunity for program participation, ERSB+I will be instituting a $1,000,000 cap at the corporate level on yearly incentives for all projects.
  2. PPN exclusivity: As a means to improve consumer experience, TVA is introducing PPN-exclusivity to the ERSB+I Programs. This requirement, which has been in place for lighting projects for some time, is now being expanded to all ERSB+I projects. Requiring that all project submissions go through a trained PPN member will result in many positive outcomes, including increased program efficiency, better lines of communication, better brand management and stronger relationships with PPN members.
  3. Current program performance can be viewed through the Program Performance Portal available at www.tvaenergyrightsolutions.com. This portal was developed to keep local power companies and end-use customers better informed about participation in the ERSB+I Program. This portal will also be used to communicate any changes to incentive rates deemed necessary to maintain continuity of the program
  4. Equipment purchased must meet specific energy requirements. 

  5. Incentives are capped at 70% of the materials cost per site application. 

  6. Projects must participate through a Preferred Partners Network (PPN) member 

  7. Engineering calculations and a scope of work may be required for complex custom projects. 

  8. For pre-approval projects, DO NOT purchase, remove or install any equipment until all pre-approval requirements are completed and you 
have received an Application Approval Notice via email.
  9. Equipment purchased must meet the minimum efficiency requirements listed for each measure. 

  10. Completion of pre- and post-installation inspections may be required. 

  11. All incentives are subject to TVA’s and your local power company’s approval and available funding. 

  12. Commercial and industrial local power company customers and TVA directly served customers may be eligible to apply for incentives. 

  13. Incentives are determined after pre-inspection and communicated in the Application Approval Notice via email. 

  14. For projects with incentive amounts greater than $100,000, TVA will work with you to determine an incentive offer that ensures consistent funding is available for all projects of all sizes.

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