Changes to Green Power Providers Program

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) regarding its private-scale renewable offerings. In February 2019, the TVA Board approved the closure of the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications effective January 1, 2020, pending completion of appropriate environmental review in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The draft EA evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of three alternatives: a) continuing the GPP program unchanged; b) closing GPP and providing no replacement program; and c) closing GPP and implementing a new private-scale renewable service offering.

In the new service offering, TVA proposes to establish a Quality Contractor Network of vetted solar installers to assist the public in installing private-scale solar. The offering would also establish installation standards and best practices for PV systems and batteries, inspection requirements, and a more standardized interconnection process. 

Submitting Comments

The draft EA is available for public review and comment through November 8, 2019.  Any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.

Comments may be submitted online, via email to mshigdon@tva.gov or by mail to the contact below.

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Contact

For more information about the environmental review contact:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist

mshigdon@tva.gov
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B
Knoxville, TN 37902