April 2, 2013
TVA’s Green Switch Program
Courtesy of Pat Byington, The Green Register Editor
For 12 years, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Green Power Switch has offered a simple way for businesses and individuals to increase regional renewable energy and protect the local environment for future generations. For as little as $4 a month TVA customers can do their part to support renewable electricity from sources such as wind, solar and biomass.
Although the price of renewable energy is generally coming down, it still costs more than energy from traditional sources. Purchase of Green Power Switch helps cover the difference in the cost. Each $4 block of Green Power Switch ensures 150 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity is generated in the Tennessee Valley region by a renewable resource. This is in addition to the renewable and clean energy already included in TVA’s standard energy supply.
Here are some of the programs impact numbers:
As of September 2012
37,742 – Total number of green power blocks subscribed
11,953 – Number of residential customers subscribing
2 – Average number of green power blocks per residential customer
508 – Number of business customers subscribing
2000–September 2012 Lifetime Program Sales – 731,461 kWh
Here is how Green Switch has benefitted a local Tennessee Fortune 500 company – Goodrich Corporation.
Visit TVA’s Green Switch website and learn how this one Greenovation is changing the way TVA does business and is increasing their renewable energy portfolio.
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