Green Power Providers

Green power, switched on! If you’re interested in installing a small-scale renewable energy system on your property—and getting paid a premium rate for every kilowatt it generates—the Green Power Program is right for you.

Green Power Providers (GPP) offers businesses and homeowners a chance to be a part of TVA’s work in generating renewable energy for the Tennessee Valley. You install a small-scale renewable energy system on your property—a solar, wind, biomass or low-impact hydro system generating 50 kilowatts or less—and TVA pays you a retail rate for every kilowatt generated by that system.

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Currently 130 local power companies in the TVA service area participate in the Green Power Providers program. Step one is to check the list to see if your power provider is one of them. Step two is to let them know you intend to apply for GPP; they'll tell you about any rules or regulations specific to your service area.

Step three? You’re in the right place; all the information you need to continue your journey is on this website. Below you’ll find pertinent details to the 2017 program. Once you understand them, click on the blue button to start the application program, or—for more information—click on “How the Program Works” in the right-hand column. Or just click on the button below to get started.

2017 Program Highlights:

  • 10 MW capacity offering will be split equally between residential and non-residential customers.
  • The enrollment period is 11 months (January 11 to December 15).
  • Capacity Reservations Requests (CRRs) received during the 11 months will receive 2017 generation credit payment rate.
  • Program enrollment is 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.
  • Generation credit will be paid at the retail rate for the entirety of the contract.

2017 Important Dates

  • January 11, 2017: Green Power Providers Program opens for applications through the online
    application tool on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • December 15, 2017: Cutoff date for all new CRRs. (If capacity is not reached by the enrollment end
    date).

NABCEP Requirement

For 2017, TVA requires that your system installer hold 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.

Questions?

If you have questions, please call the Green Power Providers assistance line at (866) 673-4340 or email greenpowerswitch@tva.gov. Or to learn more about Green Power Providers and its key features, read these frequently asked questions.

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