KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority released Friday the names of the businesses who earned this year’s TVA Carbon Reduction Award for businesses served by local power companies.
The new award recognizes businesses who had the lowest carbon emission rates in calendar year 2017 as well as companies with the largest year-over-year carbon emission improvement for 2016-2017.
“TVA cares about the environment and we want to recognize Valley businesses who share our commitment to improve air quality and the health of our communities,” said Dan Pratt, TVA vice president of Customer Delivery. “These businesses have not only lowered their own as-delivered carbon rates, but their actions have also helped to lower TVA’s system carbon rate as a whole, which is good for all who live in the Valley.”
Pratt explains that TVA continues to provide its customers with a combination of price and carbon content, attracting capital investment to the Valley and powering a strong clean energy economy. The award recognizes TVA’s partnership with those businesses who go above and beyond to make a significant difference in their carbon emissions each year.
“Businesses with low carbon footprints are assets to their communities because they have made a commitment to making a positive impact to improving the environment,” Pratt adds.
This year’s recipients, and the LPC that serves them, are: