Green Power Providers

Green power, switched on! If you’re interested in starting up a small-scale green-power project in the Tennessee Valley, we want to work with you.

Green Power Providers (GPP) is an innovative and sustainable program offered by TVA and local power companies to encourage the development of solar, wind, biomass and low-impact hydro generation systems across the Tennessee Valley. The program is targeted for residential and commercial customers who wish to install small-scale (50 kilowatts or less) renewable generation systems. GPP participants are paid for every kWh generated by their renewable energy system.

2016 Program

Below are the program highlights for calendar year 2016:

  • 10 MW capacity offering will be split equally between residential and non-residential customers.
  • The enrollment period has been increased to 11 months (January 13 to December 16) due to the following enhancements:
    • Capacity Reservations Requests (CRRs) received during the 11 months will receive 2016 generation credit payment rate.
    • Program enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis starting in January.
  • Fast Track projects (those projects under 10 kW) will require energy consumption of 1,000 kWh/year or more.
  • CRRs will expire after 90 days if no approvals have been gained
  • The residential marketing incentive payment will no longer be available.
  • Generation credit will be paid at the retail rate for the entirety of the contract

2016 Important Date

  • December 16, 2016: Cutoff date for all new CRRs. (If capacity is not reached by the enrollment end date).

NABCEP Requirement

For 2016, TVA requires at minimum the Associate-Level certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). For installers who currently hold an entry-level certification, you will have until December 2017 to convert your certification to Associate-level. TVA will periodically evaluate NABCEP requirement-related industry standards.

To learn more about Green Power Providers and its key features, read these frequently asked questions.

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Related Documents

Bragging About Your Solar Installation

Webinar Slide Presentation


Available Capacity

Our dashboard, updated weekly, shows program availability.


Energy Calculator

Use this calculator provided by the U.S. Department of Energy to estimate the cost and annual energy production of your solar system.

Tax Credits

Green Power Providers participants are eligible for a federal tax credit that can result in substantial savings on their tax bills. More information coming soon.


2016 Green Power Providers Guidelines

2015 Green Power Providers Guidelines

Solar installations approved by TVA must be designed, inspected and approved by a renewable energy professional with at least entry-level NABCEP certification.