Thanks to our Dispersed Power Production program, a facility that generates (or co-generates) up to 80 MW of renewable power may qualify to connect to TVA’s power lines.
Once connected, a qualifying facility can use its power for itself and sell any extra power to TVA at TVA’s avoided costs, or it may sell all of its power to TVA at TVA’s avoided costs. (Avoided cost simply means the wholesale rate TVA projects for itself with no incentives or retail mark-up).
This program supports our efforts to promote energy efficiency, increase renewable energy (e.g., hydro, wind, solar) and provide the Valley with low-cost, reliable and clean power.
To participate in the program and sell power to TVA, call (423) 751-8640 or email email@example.com and request a standard contract.
For generation with gross output no greater than 50kW each participant must:
Prices paid under the program are set by TVA are currently updated monthly. No program volume caps currently are in place for participation.
The following three configuration options apply to residential, commercial and end-use customers connecting with a local power company for on-site generation with gross output less or no greater than 50 kW.
The electricity produced serves the facility’s needs first. Any excess electricity is delivered to the power grid without payment. If the facility needs additional electricity, it must be bought from the local power company. (A meter capable of recording only kW/kWh received from the local power company is required.)
The electricity produced serves the facility’s needs first. TVA purchases any excess electricity that is delivered to the grid. If the facility needs additional electricity, it must be bought from the local power company. (A bidirectional meter capable of recording kW/kWh received from the local power company and delivered to the power grid on separate channels is required.)
All of the electricity produced and delivered to the power grid is sold to TVA. The facility buys all of its electricity from the local power company. (Two meters—one for electricity purchased by the customer from the local power company, and one for electricity generated by the customer and sold to TVA—are required.)