TVA recognizes MTEMC EnergyRight Solutions efforts
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) recognized Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation for leading the valley in its solar energy efforts through the Green Power Providers program, as well as its continued participation and member savings through the EnergyRight Solutions Program.
The program is designed to educate members on conserving energy, while also providing them money saving tips and programs.
"Middle Tennessee Electric provides the staffing, promotion and resources to ensure that members are aware of and can participate in energy efficiency measures to save on electric bills," said Cindy Herron, vice president of EnergyRight Solutions for TVA. "MTEMC and TVA will continue to strive to meet the challenges that lie ahead; working together to better promote energy efficiency and clean energy that will make our Valley a better place to live, work, play and raise happy families."
The cooperative was a top performer in the following areas in 2015:
- First in the Valley for Green Power Providers with 5.82 percent total capacity from the program and commissioned 194.76 operating kilowatts.
- Ninth in the Valley in overall energy efficiency impact for 2015 with over 7 million kilowatt-hours of savings.
- Fourth overall in the Valley with 756 online self-audit participants for 550,368 kWh of savings.
- Fourth in the Valley with 1,092 eScore participants and 934,800 kWh in savings.
"Being a trusted resource for our members to learn ways they can reduce their energy consumption and save money is very important to us," said MTEMC President Chris Jones. "As we move forward, we want to be that trusted resource for any solar efforts in the valley as well as energy efficiency."
In addition, this past year January, MTEMC, in conjunction with the City of Franklin, TVA and Energy Source Partners, energized a 1,000 kW solar field at Franklin's Waste Water Management Plant on Claude Yates Drive.
The new solar field, which has 3,020 solar panels and sits on five acres behind the plant, is adjacent to the 200 kW system that was commissioned in 2012.
"It's exciting to see the demand and growth for solar power in our service territory," Energy Efficiency Demand Response Coordinator Todd Palmer said. "This is one of three, one-megawatt solar fields in various planning stages to be brought online over the next year or two."
Through its Renewable Standard Offer and Solar Solutions Initiative programs, MTEMC, joined with the Tennessee Valley Authority, offers developers the opportunity to design renewable energy generation sites larger than 50 kW, and sell back the energy to TVA.
For more information on these programs visit www.mtemc.com.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative providing electricity to more than 210,000 residential and business members in Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford and Cannon counties.
For more information, please contact Middle Tennessee Electric's Vice President of Communications & Member Service Robert White at 615-494-1058.