Green Power Providers

Green Power Providers works with small to mid-sized consumers interested in installing renewable energy systems that can generate less than or up to 50 kilowatts.

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Renewable Standard Offer

Renewable Standard Offer is open to homeowners, developers and local power companies who wish to install mid-size renewable energy systems generating between 50kW and 10 megawatts.

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Dispersed Power Program

Since 1981, a forward-thinking TVA has offered homeowners and businesses—and even some small non-TVA power plants—a way to sell unused self-generated power to their local power companies and to TVA.

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Renewable Energy Solutions

TVA aims to be one of the nation's leading providers of low-cost, clean energy by 2020. In line with that vision, TVA has launched a number of programs that let Valley-based businesses and consumers support or even partner with us in generating clean, renewable energy. Learn how you can get involved.

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

This program encourages homes and businesses to produce renewable energy by providing technical support and incentives. The sources may be solar, wind, biomass or small-scale hydropower. The program is for smaller systems with a generating capacity between 500 watts and 50 kilowatts. Read more about Green Power Providers.

Renewable Standard Offer

This program promotes the development of larger-size renewable power systems in the TVA service area generating between 50 kilowatts and 20 megawatts. Eligible systems include solar, wind, biomass (direct combustion or gasification) and methane recovery. Find out more about the Renewable Standard Offer.

Solar Solutions Initiative

Solar Solutions Initiative is a pilot incentive for Valley-based solar projects within the Renewable Standard Offer program. Projects can range from >50 kW up to 1 MW DC, and must use local, NABCEP-certified installers. Explore more about the Solar Solutions Initiative.

Dispersed Power Production

Facilities that make small amounts of power (typically less than 80 megawatts) may qualify to 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.

Distributed Generation-Integrated Value Report

TVA includes solar, wind and biogas in its portfolio to protect the environment. We assembled a stakeholder group to help determine the value of small-scale solar distributed generation.


Wind Energy Contracts

TVA buys renewable energy from several Midwest wind farms. Read more about TVA’s wind power purchases.



TVA is a leader in clean and renewable energy research. Read about projects that fall under our Technology Innovations program.



Hydroelectric power is the nation's most reliable, efficient and economical renewable power source. TVA's hydropower facilities include 29 conventional hydro plants and one pumped-storage plant.


Other Renewable Resources