Solar on a Hillside

Green Power Providers

The Green Power Providers program is no longer accepting new applications (effective December 31, 2019). Current program participants' contracts will remain in effect through their duration.

TVA continually evaluates the effectiveness of its renewables programs to meet the needs of the rapidly changing renewable energy market. 

TVA subsidized private renewable installation programs in recent decades to kick-start the renewable industry in our region. As the market has matured and the price of solar has fallen dramatically, the market no longer needs these incentives.

In February 2019, the TVA Board voted to close the Green Power Providers (GPP) program to new applications, pending satisfactory completion of environmental reviews.

Environmental Review

TVA completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to consider the environmental impacts of closing the GPP program. 

In the EA analysis, TVA found that closing the GPP program would have minor economic effects and would not affect TVA’s power generation operations. The preferred alternative in the draft EA is closing the GPP program and bringing the new private-scale offering described to market.

Read the final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Statement

Dispersed Power Production

If you have a renewable power system for personal or business use and would like to sell power to TVA, the Dispersed Power Production program might be for you.

Learn more about the Dispersed Power Production program. 

Questions?

Please email renewables@tva.gov.

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How the Program Works

More information about the Green Power Providers program is available here

 

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

2019 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.