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 for every kilowatt hour 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 for every kilowatt hour generated by that system.

The instructional video below explains how the program works.

 

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2018 Program

Below are the program highlights for calendar year 2018:

  • 10 MW capacity offering will be split equally between residential/GSA-1 and non-GSA-1 commercial customers.
  • The enrollment period is 11 months (January 31, 2018 through December 17, 2018).
  • Qualifying Capacity Reservations Requests received and approved by the local power company during the 11 months will receive the 2018 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.
  • Participants will be responsible for all costs associated with their systems, including but not limited to meter costs, communications cost, inspections and maintenance costs.
  • Generation credit will be paid at the following flat rates for the entirety of the 20-year contract:
    • Residential/GSA-1 customers with system sizes 500W - 10kW:  9¢/kWh
    • Residential/GSA-1 customers with system sizes > 10kW: 7.5¢/kWh
    • Non GSA-1 commercial customers: 7.5¢/kWh

2018 Important Dates

  • December 17, 2018, 5p.m. Central: Deadline for all 2018 qualifying Capacity Reservation Requests to be submitted to and approved by the local power company (if capacity is not reached by the enrollment end date).
  • January 31, 2018: Green Power Providers Program opens for 2018 applications through the online application tool on a first-come, first-served basis.

NABCEP Requirement

TVA requires that your system installer hold at minimum the associate-level certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

Got Questions?

Please call the Green Power Providers question line at (866) 673-4340 or email greenpowerswitch@tva.gov. 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

2018 Webinar Program

 

Available Capacity

Our dashboard, updated weekly, shows program availability.

 

Solar Calculator

Thinking about adding solar? Check out the Tennessee Valley Solar Calculator—tailored to conditions and prices in the region—to see if solar is right for you.

 

Guidelines

2018 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.