TVA EnergyRight

Your Partner for Energy Efficiency Improvements 

Date: Wednesday, July12, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time



  • Alene Walkington – Program Manager, TVA EnergyRight for Business and Industry


TVA EnergyRight for Business and Industry partners with local power companies across TVA's seven-state region to bring energy efficiency, demand response, efficient electrification and renewable energy programs to approximately 10 million people and 800,000 businesses. During the webinar, TVA EnergyRight staff will provide an overview of their programs and speak about incentive offerings with industrial examples. The presentation will cover the Strategic Energy Management Program (Save It Forward), the Federal Energy Services Program (FESP), and different compressed air trainings that are offered.

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Upcoming Reporting Date

In order to help our office promote, recognize, and share your organization's successes, we ask that you fill out and submit your Annual Report. We’ve recently updated the Tennessee Green Star Partners reporting process to reduce the frequency of requests (from five a year to two); shift the annual reporting data cycle to cover the previous calendar year; clarify reporting requests; and streamline the reporting forms. Please find an overview of the new process below and tutorial video walking through the TGSP reporting process:

TDEC will only be requesting two reports each year.

Annual Report - Due July 15:

  • We ask that participating facilities report information to us by no later than July 15th for the previous calendar year data range of January 31st - December 31st.

Note: Please provide items that you have been working on at your facility as well as anything that you would like for use to highlight in various media outlets.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $80 Million To Strengthen American Manufacturing

Funding from the President’s Investing in America Agenda Will Help Small- and Medium-Sized Manufacturers Improve Energy Efficiency, Cut Costs, Increase Productivity, and Reduce Industrial Emissions

As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $80 million in grant funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms (SMMs) to accelerate the adoption of recommendations made by DOE to improve energy efficiency to lower costs and reduce industrial emissions. The grants reinforce the President's Investing in America agenda and support the Administration’s efforts to build a clean energy economy, revitalize American manufacturing, and create good-paying jobs in the United States.

“Small- and medium-sized manufacturers will play a major role in increasing domestic production of technologies and materials that will position the U.S. to lead the global clean energy transition,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is enabling facilities across the country to increase energy efficiency, cut costs, and contribute to a clean energy economy that works for all.”

DOE’s Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) and Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) programs are deeply community-centered, leveraging the expertise of and providing training to community colleges, trade schools, and union training programs across the country. These centers provide in-depth assessments at small- and medium sized manufacturers (SMMs), which comprise more than 90% of the nation's manufacturing base, to identify cost-effective opportunities to improve manufacturers’ energy efficiency, increase competitiveness, and reduce emissions. Today’s announcement will bolster the U.S. manufacturing base by making grants available to support projects that modernize SMMs’ facilities with improved energy and material efficiency, enhanced cybersecurity, and increased use of smart and advanced manufacturing technologies to reduce waste and pollution, while increasing productivity.

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Funding Announcement
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TVA Generation Mix for FY2022 – 53% Carbon-Free

As companies prioritize decarbonization more, TDEC Office of Energy Programs has received requests for the generation mix for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which generates 99.7% of all electricity delivered to Tennesseans. TVA manages the larger power grid and transmission from their power plants to the local power companies, which likely delivery electricity to your business. For fiscal year 2022 (FY22), TVA generated 53% from carbon-free fuel sources, of which, nuclear made up 39%, hydro 10%, and wind/solar 4%. Of the remaining generation mix, one-third (33%) of TVA’s power is generated from natural gas while coal provides only 14%. One important note, it is usually not possible to identify which power plants inside the TVA territory (the Valley) generated the power to your local power company as it varies based on complex conditions.

New 48C Tax Credit Will Spur Historic Investments in Manufacturing and Critical Materials

As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Departments of Energy (DOE) is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to implement $10 billion through the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit(48C). The notice allocates up to $4 billion to accelerate domestic clean energy manufacturing and ensure no community is left behind in the transition to clean energy technologies.   

The Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (48C)—established by the 2009 Recovery Act and expanded with a $10 billion investment under the Inflation Reduction Act—aims to strengthen U.S. industrial competitiveness and clean energy supply chains. As the nation builds a net-zero economy, the 48C tax credit aims to play a critical role to create high-quality jobs, reduce industrial emissions, and increase domestic production of critical clean energy products and materials. In particular, the 48C program provides a carve-out for projects in communities with closed coal plants and mines, where the existing infrastructure and workforce are well-suited to the demands of new clean energy manufacturing.

Learn more at www.energy.gov/infrastructure/48C.

June 2023 Member Highlight

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Reliability and Resiliency

Rethinking Energy Reliability with Modern Power Systems

Power system operators are facing new challenges when it comes to providing a reliable, resilient supply of electricity. The issues include more frequent extreme weather events, the introduction of new generation technologies, cybersecurity threats, and a power-consuming public placing more demands on the grid.

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