Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed Energy Resources


Environmentally Responsible Programs

MTEMC strives to improve the communities that we serve. As part of that service, we have information on several environmental-friendly programs that members can participate in. If you have specific questions, please contact us.




Solar Installation Scam Details

Members are beginning to invest in solar technology as the cost and maintenance of solar panels are more affordable now than ever before. Because it's a new and popular, it means scammers are also using the technology as a way to steal money.

We're currently aware of door-to-door salesmen in our territory offering to install solar panels using a nonexistent rebate from MTE & TVA. Using high-pressure sales techniques, they require members to pay an immediate down payment on the installation to get the rebate. Once they have the down payment, they disappear.

Don't get tricked into a solar panel gimmick. Before you purchase solar panels for your home or business from any installer or company, give our solar expert a call. He can help you determine if solar panels are right for your situation.

For more information on solar, give our distributed energy coordinator Tim Suddoth a call at 615-217-5256 or send him an email at tim.suddoth@mtemc.com

Reach out to our distributed energy resources coordinator for all things related to renewable energy technology and electric vehicles.

Give Tim Suddoth a call at 615-217-5256 or send an email to tim.suddoth@mtemc.com.

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Cooperative Solar

The Cooperative Solar Project provides access to members who might otherwise be excluded from owning and installing their own solar electricity generation. Obstacles like improper roof orientation, excessive roof shading, restrictive subdivision covenants or landlord prohibitions are often barriers homeowners and renters who want to install solar systems run into. More information can be found at mtemc.com/CooperativeSolar

Environmental Sustainability Efforts

More and more communities MTEMC serves are undertaking efforts toward "sustainability," which can refer to varied steps toward environmental stewardship, like energy efficiency and conservation. MTEMC applauds and supports these efforts. Here is more information about efforts MTEMC is aware of...

City of Brentwood Environmental Quality Coordinating Committee - ad hoc committee focused on environmental quality and sustainability.

City of Brentwood Recycling - Information about the city's recycling program and efforts.

City of Franklin Sustainability Commission - Among a number of efforts, the city boasts a sustainability task force.

City of Franklin Blue Bag Recycling - A new program available to residents July 12.

Living Green in Franklin - A site with a number of options for "green living" in the community.

Keep Williamson Beautiful - Includes information about the annual Living Green Expo.

City of Lebanon Beautification Commission - The group works toward community preservation.

Rutherford County Recycling Center - Information about the county's recycling program and efforts.

Green Switch

Green  Switch is a renewable energy initiative offering consumers in the Tennessee Valley a choice in the type power they buy. TVA and local public power companies, working with environmental community, developed the program to bring green power — electricity generated by cleaner, renewable resources such as solar, wind and methane gases — to Valley consumers. For more information visit mtemc.com/GreenSwitch.

Electric Vehicle Information

Electric vehicles are one way to use renewable energy on a daily basis. Get the answers to some of the frequent questions asked by members. Check out the electric vehicles FAQ.