Business Services (Commercial and Industrial)

Major Industrial Program

The Major Industrial Program targets industrial customers with a contract demand of greater than or equal to 5 MW that are both direct- and distributor-served. It is a holistic approach to identify and incent plant energy-efficiency opportunities.

DOE assessments are performed and supplemented with other TVA assessments. Participants also will be provided implementation assistance, ROI analysis, financial incentives, and kW reduction-verification testing. An incentive of $100/kW is paid for projects that provide reductions coincident with TVA’s critical peak and that have a payback of more than 2 years.

Aggregation of buildings can be done in order to meet the greater-than-5 MW requirement if within close proximity. Tri-party contracts will need to be signed with PDs as projects are approved. The Industrial Product Team has determined that credit for MW reduction where TVA has been involved can be counted even for projects that do not qualify for the incentive portion of this program. For example, PDs and TVA can help customers sign up for a DOE assessment, participate in the assessment, and help implement recommendations that have a payback of less than 2 years.

The TVPPA Energy Services Committee (ESC) approved TVA offering the Major Industrial Program to all PDs. Temporary positions for regional Efficiency Project Managers (EPM) have been placed throughout the Valley to work with PDs to identify potential industrial projects.

Generation Partners (GP) Pilot

The GP program positions PDs and TVA as leaders in encouraging a renewable generation. Incentives are available for a consumer-installed renewable generation less than 1 MW. Qualifying resources include solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. TVA will purchase solar output for $0.12/kWh and non-solar output for $0.03/kWh. An incentive of $1,000 is available to customers to offset start-up costs. Meter reimbursements are $250 for residential customers and $1,000 for demand-metered customers. A reimbursement of $200 is available to PDs for up to two equipment inspections as needed.

Pricing = Rate + FCA + Program Premium

Trade Ally Network (TAN) Program

This network (Preferred Partners Network – PPN and Quality Contractors Network – QCN) is a master list maintained by TVA of trade allies committed to the design, installation, servicing, and promotion of high-quality, energy-efficient, and demand-response technologies and equipment. The network is available for distributors of TVA power to share with their consumers when project assistance is needed for equipment purchases, design, and implementation. The PPN is for commercial and industrial sectors, and the QCN is for residential consumers.

EnerNOC Pilot

EnerNOC is an aggregator targeting commercial, industrial, and institutional customers with an interruptible load of at least 100kW. There are no charges or penalties to customers. Customers receive capacity payments of $2.50/kW and energy payments of $0.075/kWh. These payments are made quarterly. Up to 80 event hours per year – each ranging between two to eight hours – are available to customers with a 30-minute notice. Summer hours are available April thru October from 12 to 8 p.m. CT; winter hours are available November thru March from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT. Customers also have access to energy management PowerTrak software.

The current contract with EnerNOC is subscribed fully. Discussions about "round two" of this program are being conducted. In order to keep event dispatch in line with the program’s objective to reduce the TVA system peak, the strike has been changed to float with the market price of energy. There currently are 122.8 MW enabled and ready to respond to an event with a 30-minute notice.

Corporate Office District Office Branch Office
Mountain City
604 South Church St
PO Box 180
Mountain City, TN 37683
fax: 423-727-1822
1373 Elk Park Hwy
PO Box 1240
Newland, NC 28657

fax: 828-733-3213
Roan Mountain
8477 Hwy 19E
PO Box 103
Roan Mountain, TN 37687
fax: 423-772-4340