EPA Mitigation Projects
In April of 2011, TVA’s board of directors approved clean air agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency, four states and three environmental groups. The agreements resulted in 11 projects that support TVA’s vision for low-cost and cleaner energy. These projects are to be implemented within five years from the date of their approval.
TVA agreed to spend $290 million, and in addition to provide $60 million to the states of Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee for state environmental mitigation projects. Read more about TVA’s Environmental EPA Environmental Projects.
TVA’s projects are as follows. Click on the name to get more information about the program.
TVA will fund energy evaluations and specialized consulting for commercial/institutional end-users approved requests and provide incentives for associated energy efficiency improvements.
TVA will fund energy evaluations and specialized consulting for industrial end-users approved requests and provide incentives for associated energy efficiency improvements.
This project seeks to utilize TVA’s Renewable Standard Offer program to identify and implement landfill gas- and digester gas-fueled electric power generation project opportunities in the TVA power service territory.
This project, sponsored by the Department of Energy through the Electric Power Research Institute, provides opportunities for local power companies in the Tennessee Valley to deploy medium-duty plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as part of their service fleets.
The Non-road Transportation Electrification and Infrastructure project supports research and future implementation of a self-sustaining program to encourage market development of non-road electric vehicles.
Smart Communities is a $20 million project which is made up of two smaller projects: “Smart Energy Technologies” (SET) and “Extreme Energy Makeovers” (EEM).
The Solar-Assisted Charging for Battery and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles project is designed to investigate and integrate renewable generation (solar) and electric vehicle charging systems in support of public shared-vehicle business models.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is utilizing the EPA Solar Photovoltaic Project to test the feasibility of a community solar business model within the Tennessee Valley region.
TVA promotes a voltage optimization program with local power companies that operate distribution feeder voltages in the lower half of the ANSI standard voltage range, thereby reducing energy consumption annually.
This project will utilize waste heat conversion technologies to recover waste heat from an industrial process to generate a total of approximately 5 MW of clean electricity.
TVA will leverage its EnergyRight Solutions for Existing Homes program to provide homeowners with expert advice, financing, and lists of qualified contractors for energy efficient improvements to homes. .