TVA Renewable Energy Program Moves Forward

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The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)has resumed enrollments in its Generation Partners pilot program for renewable electricity projects of up to 1 MW in generation capacity to help encourage the development of solar, wind and other non-traditional electricity sources.

Under the new plan to address the unexpectedly fast growth in the pilot project, TVA will do the following

  • process all participation agreements submitted by Aug. 31 for qualifying systems from 201 kW up to 999 kW;
  • maintain the existing pilot project for systems of up to 200 kW; and
  • extend the deadline to install approved projects from six months to one year for all systems larger than 200 kW.

After these adjustments are in place, longer-term modifications will be considered to accommodate ongoing growth and interest in projects greater than 200 kW. TVA will be collaborating with both distributors and renewable developers to provide input into these long-term opportunities.

SOURCE: Tennessee Valley Authority

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