Green Power Providers

Green power, switched on! If you’re interested in installing a small-scale renewable energy system on your property—and getting paid a retail rate for every kilowatt it generates—the Green Power Providers program is right for you.

Green Power Providers (GPP) offers Tennessee Valley businesses and homeowners a chance to be a part of TVA’s work in generating clean, renewable energy for the people and communities of our region. You agree to install a small-scale renewable energy system on your property—a solar, wind, biomass or low-impact hydropower system generating 50 kilowatts or less—and TVA pays you a retail rate for every kilowatt generated by that system.

The instructional video below explains how the program works.


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2017 Program

Below are the program highlights for calendar year 2017:

  • 10 MW capacity offering will be split equally between residential and non-residential customers.
  • The enrollment period is 11 months (January 11 to December 15).
  • Capacity Reservations Requests received during the 11 months will receive the 2017 generation credit payment rate.
  • Program enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Fast track projects (those projects under 10 kW) will require energy consumption of 1,000 kWh/year or more.
  • Capacity Reservation Requests will expire after 90 days if no approvals have been gained
  • Generation credit will be paid at the retail rate for the entirety of the contract

2017 Important Dates

  • January 11, 2017: Green Power Providers Program opens for applications through the online
    application tool on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • December 15, 2017: Cutoff date for all new Capacity Reservation Requests. (If capacity is not reached by the enrollment end date).

NABCEP Requirement

For 2017, TVA requires that your system installer hold at minimum the associate-level certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). For installers who currently hold an entry-level certification, you will have until December 2017 to convert your certification to Associate-level.

Got Questions?

Please call the Green Power Providers question line at (866) 673-4340 or email Or to learn more about Green Power Providers and its key features, read these Frequently Asked Questions.

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Related Documents

Bragging About Your Solar Installation

Webinar Slide Presentation


Available Capacity

Our dashboard, updated weekly, shows program availability.


Energy Calculator

Use this calculator provided by the U.S. Department of Energy to estimate the cost and annual energy production of your solar system.


2016 Green Power Providers Guidelines

2017 Green Power Providers Guidelines

Solar installations approved by TVA must be designed, inspected and approved by a renewable energy professional with at least associate-level NABCEP certification.