Green Power Switch
TVA and local public power companies, working with input from the environmental community, have created a program called Green Power Switch® to produce electricity from cleaner, greener sources and add it to the Tennessee Valley’s power mix.
What makes green power green? Renewability. Resources like wind, solar power, and landfill gas produce energy for today and renew themselves for tomorrow—like a growing plant. Green Power Switch began on Earth Day 2000 and is expanding to consumers throughout the Tennessee Valley as more resources for generating renewable power become available. SVEC has been offering Green Power to its members since Earth Day, April 22, 2003.
With this option available you can use your utility bill to voice your choice in the kind of power you buy. Use it to say, Yes, I want to add renewable energy to the Valley’s power sources. Use it to say, Yes, I want to improve regional air and water quality. Think of Green Power Switch as power generated for future generations.
How much does Green Power Switch cost? Green Power Switch is sold to residential consumers in 150-kilowatt-hour blocks (about 12 percent of a typical household’s monthly energy use). Each block adds $4 to the customer’s monthly power bills. Consumers can buy as many blocks as they like.