Green Power Providers FAQs

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  • What is Green Power Providers?

  • What are the benefits of participation in Green Power Providers?

  • What changes to the Green Power Providers Program are being implemented?

  • How do I sign-up for Green Power Providers?

  • How safe are these systems?

  • Is there a deadline to get my system installed?

  • What if I can't get my system installed within the six months allowed in the Participation Agreement?

  • When is my premium locked in? When my Participation Agreement is signed by TVA or when the system is completed? How will I know what premium I will get?

  • If I get my Participation Agreement approved by TVA and receive a certain premium for solar, could my premium decline in 2013, 2014, etc?

  • What factors will TVA consider when reviewing and evaluating premium incentives?

  • Why does TVA plan to review and evaluate premiums annually with plans to phase them out over time?

  • What are the new, adjusted premiums and associated schedule?

  • How far in advance will TVA announce the premium for the next calendar year?

  • Why has the contract term been set at 20 years?

  • I currently participate in Generation Partners and I would like to extend my Participation Agreement an additional 10 years...What do I need to do?

  • What happens if the annual megawatt capacity is met for the calendar year, and I have a Participation Agreement submitted to TVA for approval?

  • What happens if some approved projects do not come to fruition and capacity becomes available?

  • As a Generation Partners participant, will I be subject to the load requirement for system increases?

  • Are interval meters still required for projects above 10 kW?

  • Can a customer submit multiple Participation Agreements of 50 kW for the same location?

  • Does 50 kW maximum apply to wind/biomass also?

  • Does the $1,000 credit still apply?

  • What if a customer's potential project isn't feasible at the new 50 kW cap?

  • In the event of a power outage, will I be able to supply power to my home?

  • Do distributors have to accept all Green Power Providers projects up to 50kW?

  • Is the generation credit on my electric bill considered income and therefore reportable on my taxes?