Renewable Energy Solutions
TVA defines renewable energy as generation that is sustainable and is generally replenished naturally. Today, TVA produces renewable energy from conventional hydro, wind, solar, biogas and biomass co-firing sources. TVA also purchases renewable energy for distribution to its customers and conducts research into clean and renewable sources.
Green Power Switch
This innovative program allows consumers to offset their own carbon footprint and support the production of renewable energy by investing in $4 blocks of green power produced by solar, wind and biogas sources. Make the Green Power Switch today.
Green Power Providers
Green Power Providers is a TVA renewable energy program that promotes the use of green power through the installation of small-scale renewable energy systems. The sources may be solar, wind, biomass or low-impact hydro. The program is for small-scale systems generating up to 50 kilowatts. Read more about Green Power Providers.
Distributed Solar Solutions
Local power companies are taking the lead to move solar photovoltaic projects closer to the end-use customer. Mid-size renewable projects can range from above 50 kilowatts to 5 Megawatts. Learn more about Distributed Solar Solutions.
Dispersed Power Production
Qualifying facilities that generate power up to 80 megawatts may connect to TVA power lines. Once connected, a qualifying facility can use its power for itself and sell any extra to TVA at TVA's avoided costs, or it can sell all of its power to TVA at TVA's avoided costs. Learn more about Dispersed Power Production.
Renewable Standard Offer and Solar Solutions Initiative remain open to projects that have existing capacity allocations and have projects in process; see the current guidelines.
In addition to the programs mentioned above, TVA also accepts unsolicited proposals from parties with sites located both in the Tennessee Valley and external to the TVA power system. Questions about the unsolicited proposal process and actual proposals should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should contain sufficient detail to allow TVA to determine whether the project meets its threefold mission of economic development, environmental stewardship and reliable, low-cost power.