Energy Efficiency & Demand Management Strategy Rollout
The TVA EnergyRight team took to the roads last month to meet with local power company representatives for a series of in-person events in each district to share our Energy Efficiency & Demand Management Strategy for FY24 and beyond. There is still time to catch our virtual session tomorrow, September 28, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm CT/ 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET for LPC representatives who may have missed the in-person events.
Amid remarkable economic and population growth in our region, a robust portfolio of energy management programs will help offset nearly 1/3 of anticipated load growth and lower peak demand over the next decade, all while partnering with you to help optimize your customers’ energy use.
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the TVA team to learn about expanded energy efficiency, demand response, and clean energy programs that will be available starting October 1, 2023. Register for the virtual event below, which will be held on Microsoft Teams.
The EnergyRight for the Home team is excited to introduce a new roster of home energy rebates and New Homes Incentives beginning October 1st. Based on feedback gathered during the LPC August roadshows, the rebate and incentive schedules have been updated from the versions shared previously. Please reach out to your Energy Services Consultant if you have any questions.
Encourage Your Local Contractors to Join the Quality Contractor Network
Do you have trusted contractors in your area who might be interested in joining the Quality Contractor Network? Joining the QCN offers many benefits to contractors including new leads through our contractor directory for customers, access to affordable customer financing options, free TVA EnergyRight co-branding, and more!
If you or a contractor you know is interested in joining the QCN, please click the button below to apply.
Celebrating the 5000th Home Uplift!
We are excited to announce that we have completed our 5000th Home Uplift across the Tennessee Valley! This accomplishment could not have been possible without our local power company partners, and we greatly appreciate your participation in improving the lives of those in the Valley. Cheers to 5,000 more homes to uplift!
Middle Tennessee Electric Celebrates Their 100th Home Uplift!
On July 13th, Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE), in partnership with TVA EnergyRight, celebrated the 100th home upgraded through Home Uplift in their area. Approximately 100 people attended the celebration, including members of the Tennessee House of Representatives and MTE Board. The event was a fun opportunity to hear about the direct impact of Home Uplift and to celebrate with ice cream, balloons and our EnergyRight mascot, Spark!
"I think Home Uplift is one of the best programs I've seen TVA implement because it directly impacts those who may have a hard time figuring out their energy needs," said Robert White, MTE Vice President of Member Services & Community Relations. "The folks who end up having the highest bills can't afford to upgrade their HVAC or insulation, and it's no fault of their own."
Recently, White approached his church leaders at First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro with a proposal to donate to the Home Uplift program, which resulted in a first-of-its-kind $10,000 donation.
EnergyRight for Business & Industry
New Business and Industry Incentives Available
We are excited to offer the new incentives featured above for all commercial, industrial and federal customers within the TVA service area beginning October 2nd, 2023.
These incentives work well for businesses, large and small, across many sectors.
We're always looking for highly qualified commercial contractors to join our trade ally network. Please encourage commercial contractors to join the Preferred Partners Network by sharing the link below.
Continuous Commissioning Pilot Launches in FY24
EnergyRight for Business and Industry is piloting a Continuous Commissioning© incentive for Hospitals in FY2024. The incentive is available to hospitals that hire an approved contractor to implement low and no-cost operational adjustments to their building control system. The incentive rate is $.07/kWh on first-year energy savings. This is an exciting opportunity for hospitals to earn an EnergyRight incentive without the need for capital investments. For more information, please contact Clay Hoover at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Compressed Air Training Available
A Free Compressed Air Training session will be available on October 18 and 19 for industrial customers. Compressed air systems are energy-intensive and costly, but with the right energy management practices, industries can lower costs by 15-25%. This virtual training is designed to provide industrial customers with the
guidance to do just that. Help your industrial customers realize these potential savings by encouraging them to sign up using the link below.
Save It Forward Is Renamed Strategic Energy Management
TVA EnergyRight’s Save It Forward program is now called Strategic Energy Management. Strategic Energy Management is a two-year program that helps qualifying industrial customers increase profitability and achieve sustainability goals by reducing energy use and lowering carbon emissions. Participants still have the opportunity to "save it forward" by making a tax-deductible contribution with a portion of their energy savings.
School Uplift Is Open for Enrollment
The School Uplift Program, which reduces participating school's energy bills by 10% on average, is a great way to engage public K-12 schools in your community. In addition to achieving significant energy cost savings, all schools that complete this program will receive grants ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 to improve the school and learning environment.
LPCs are encouraged to share a link to the School Uplift website with public K-12 STEM teachers and school personnel in their communities. After a school staff member has provided their contact information on the School Uplift website, the TVA School Uplift team will schedule a call with the school and LPC to introduce the program.
Share New EV Resources With Your Customers
This September, we launched a consumer educational campaign anchored by Driving EVolution, an ongoing EV blog series that answers pressing consumer questions with well-researched content, useful tools and resources.
These EV consumer awareness resources help position TVA and local power companies as trusted sources of unbiased EV information and help Tennessee Valley drivers make informed decisions about how electric transportation fits into their lives.
All LPCs are encouraged to share this content with their communities through co-brandable marketing assets available on the Marketing Hub.
Additional Online EV Tools and Resources
In addition to the new Electric Vehicle blog, the EV website has been revamped for ease of use. Simply include links to these tools on your website and other marketing channels.
Explore EVs - search new and used EVs to find models that fit your needs.
Compare Vehicles - a tool that allows you to compare the fuel, maintenance and 5-year costs of EV and gasoline models.
Find a Charger - find EV chargers near you or along your route.
In Charge: Life with an Electric Vehicle - two seasons of the award-winning EV video series that answer your questions and show how seriously fun it is to drive the latest EVs.
Driving EVolution Blog Series - get answers to your most pressing EV questions.
Resources and Events - find info about EV Ride and Drives and EV events across the region.
The Fast Charge Network Continues to Expand
We recently welcomed Blue Ridge Mountain EMC, Brownsville EA, Tuscumbia Utilities Department, Paris BPU and Southwest TN EMC to the Fast Charge Network family, which now has operational sites in AL, GA, KY, MS and TN! Several LPCs are nearing the finish line with their projects. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon!
The red icons denote current gaps in the Fast Charge Network. Chargers are needed in these general areas.
Although the Fast Charge Network continues to grow with 15 operational sites and 56 contracted sites with 58 LPCs across 6 states, we still have gaps that need to be filled. If your LPC has an interstate or major highway in your service area, please consider participating in the Fast Charge Network program.
As a reminder, TVA’s Fast Charge Network has added a “second tier” of reimbursement that will still reimburse 80% of eligible costs while also increasing the reimbursement cap to $250,000 per 150+kW charger installed.
Thank You For Partnering With Us - We Have More Growing To Do!
Thank you for your continued partnership with TVA's Demand Response team during the summer heat. We saw a 112% performance across DR summer events and appreciate your assistance in enrolling IP Special Offer participants.
We have even more growth ahead of us and will need your support to identify potential participants for both the IP program and Peak Power Partners. Ideal participants for the IP program can provide multiple MWs per event. Peak Power Partners is aimed at business customers with a contract demand of less than 1 MW.
If you have large customers greater than 1MW of contract demand that you think would be interested in IP30 or IP5, please contact Julie Maupin at email@example.com.
Demand Response enables participants to save on their power costs, keeps money in the Valley and provides system capacity. For more resources, please visit Valley Connect.
Co-Brand With Us Using Marketing Match!
We are excited to offer all LPCs the opportunity to participate in our Marketing Match program! To meet a range of needs, EnergyRight will match funds for approved cobranded marketing up to $3,000/fiscal year per LPC using the channels and formats that LPCs are interested in exploring. Whether paid social, digital ads, newspaper ads, radio spots, or outdoor signage, Marketing Match enables LPCs to co-promote EnergyRight programs using the most effective formats/channels to reach their communities.
If you are interested in participating, please reach out to your Energy Services Consultant.
What's New on the Marketing Hub
Promote valuable TVA EnergyRight programs to your community with co-brandable marketing assets, available on the TVA EnergyRight Marketing Hub. Check out a few of our latest additions below.
Vanderbilt Financing Brochure
Regions Financing Brochure
Home Energy Rebates Social Media Posts
Driving EVolution Blog Social Media Posts
Home Energy Rebates Half Page New to the Area Ad
B&I Incentives Quarter Page Ad
Discover your Enneagram type's energy-saving potential! Whether you strive for perfection like a Type 1 or have the peacemaking skills of a Type 9, there’s an energy-efficient path that aligns with your personality. We hope you have fun with this little matchup and find some inspiration for energy efficiency in your home.
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