12/22/2016

TVA ­ Dispersed Power Program

Tennessee Valley Authority

Share this page

 

 

You are here: Home /  Energy /  Renewable Energy Solutions /  Dispersed Power Program

Dispersed Power Production Program
You know TVA makes the Valley’s power. Did you know that some small plants—not operated by TVA—
can make power for the Valley too?
Thanks to our Dispersed Power Production program, a facility that makes small amounts of power (typically less
than 80 megawatts) may qualify to connect to TVA power lines. Once connected, a qualifying facility can use its
power for itself and sell any extra to TVA at TVA's avoided costs, or it can sell all of its power to TVA at TVA's
avoided costs.
This program supports our efforts to promote energy ef�ciency, increase renewable energy (e.g., hydro, wind, solar)
and provide the Valley with low-cost, reliable power.
To participate in the program and sell power to TVA, call (423) 751-8640 or send an email TVA at dpp@tva.gov and
request a standard contract.

Residential and Commercial
For generation with gross output no greater than 50kw each participant must:

https://www.tva.com/Energy/Renewable­Energy­Solutions/Dispersed­Power­Program

1/3

12/22/2016

TVA ­ Dispersed Power Program

Contact the local power company to arrange a safe, reliable connection to the grid—including provisions for
system protection (e.g., islanding prevention and disconnect switch)—and metering requirements
Notify TVA of the interconnection (screening or other review isn’t required by TVA Transmission because the
size is ≤50 kilowatts.
Pay all interconnection and metering fees
Prices paid under the program are set by TVA are currently updated monthly. No program volume caps currently are
in place for participation.

Con�guration Options
The following con�guration options apply to residential, commercial and end-use customers connecting with a local
power company for on-site generation with gross output no greater than 50 kW.

Self-generation
The electricity produced serves the facility’s needs �rst. Any excess electricity is delivered to the power grid without
payment. If the facility needs additional electricity, it must be bought from the local power company. (A meter
capable of recording only kW/Kwh received from the local power company is required.)

Self-generation and Dispersed Power Contract
The electricity produced serves the facility’s needs �rst. TVA purchases any excess electricity that is delivered to the
grid. If the facility needs additional electricity, it must be bought from the local power company. (A bidirectional
meter capable of recording kW/kWh received from the local power company and delivered to the power grid on
separate channels is required.)

Dispersed Power Sell-All Contract
All of the electricity produced and delivered to the power grid is sold to TVA. The facility buys all of its electricity
from the local power company. (Two meters—one for electricity purchased by the customer from the local power
company, and one for electricity generated by the customer and sold to TVA—are required.)

https://www.tva.com/Energy/Renewable­Energy­Solutions/Dispersed­Power­Program

2/3

12/22/2016

TVA ­ Dispersed Power Program

For More Information
Dispersed Power Production Guidelines (PDF)
Consumer Generation—How It Works (PDF)
Power Purchase Agreement Template for Solar Generation with Gross Output No Greater than 50 kW (PDF)
Power Purchase Agreement Template for Solar Generation with Gross Output Greater than 50 kW (PDF)
 
To learn more about facility quali�cations, read the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's webpage titled "What's
a Qualifying Facility?"

Employees and Retirees
TVA Kids
Doing Business With TVA
TVA Privacy Policy
Freedom of Information Act
Legal Notices
Information Quality
No Fear Act Data
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Accessibility Information
Inspector General
TVA Police
Energy
Environment
Economic Development
Newsroom
Careers
About
Investor Relations

 Facebook
 Twitter
 Instagram
YouTube
https://www.tva.com/Energy/Renewable­Energy­Solutions/Dispersed­Power­Program

3/3

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful