However, TVA summarily rejected the proposal, even though it would have no impact on TVA’s budget, because they limit the annual total enrollment for GPP at 10MW – a cap they have not hit since 2015.
At the end of 2016, TVA had just over 100 MW of solar on its system in Tennessee. Georgia has five times that, North Carolina currently boasts more than ten times that amount, and both those states have significant plans to continue scaling-up. These states demonstrate the potential for solar energy across the region, and yet TVA seems to be adopting a strategy of doing as little as Tennesseans will let them get away with.
The sad fact is that TVA customers are held hostage to the programs TVA unilaterally decides to implement. If you’re in TVA’s territory, your local power company doesn’t even have the authority to afford you solar options beyond what TVA offers. There really is no consumer choice in this arena – but there could be.
For more than 30 years, SACE has been committed to promoting clean energy opportunities in the southeast. I want to help you fight for your right to choose clean energy. If you agree that enough is enough and it’s time to really transform energy choice, please sign this petition so we can build a movement to bring more clean, solar energy to Tennessee.
Dr. Stephen A. Smith has over 35 years of experience affecting positive change for the environment. Since 1993, Dr. Smith has led the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) as…