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Renewable Energy

Enhancing and expanding our use of renewable resources is important to 4-County. By investing in clean energy we all do our part to help ourselves, our children and our planet. That’s why we offer two programs through TVA that allow our members to get involved in green power.

TVA Green Power Switch
Green Power Switch helps 4-County customers bring renewable energy to the Tennessee Valley by purchasing blocks of green power at $4 per block on their monthly electric bill. Each block of green power is about 12 percent of a typical household’s monthly energy use (150 kilowatt-hours).

Like any revolutionary idea, the idea behind Green Power Switch is simple: harness the natural power of the wind, the sun, and the earth to create an energy source that’s usable in our everyday lives. TVA and local public power companies, working in cooperation with the environmental community, developed Green Power Switch as a way to bring green power — electricity that’s generated by renewable resources such as solar, wind, and methane gas — to Valley consumers.

Green Power Switch: Sign up

Wind Power

Wind turbines can generate electric power anywhere the wind blows steady and strong. Wind turbines use the momentum of moving air to quietly turn large blades that are attached to the shaft of an efficient electric generator.

Solar Power

The sun is an incredibly powerful source of energy. When rays of sunshine strike a solar panel, they give some of the electrons inside it more energy, a process that creates an electrical current.

Methane Gas

Turn your trash into treasure. Methane is produced when organic wastes decay. If methane is released directly into the atmosphere, it is a potent greenhouse gas. Using it to generate energy encourages more efficient collection and thereby reduces emissions into the atmosphere.

Dispersed Power Production Program
Do you have a renewable power system for your own use and would like to sell power to TVA? Or do you have a renewable system that’s larger—up to 80 MW—than cannot be accommodated by any other Valley Renewable Energy Program? Then you might be a fit for the Dispersed Power Production program. More Information