The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) provides electricity for 153 local power companies serving 10 million people in Tennessee and parts of six surrounding states, as well as directly to 58 large industrial customers and federal installations. TVA also assists local power companies and regional governments with their economic development efforts.
TVA has partnered with many stakeholders to identify long-term, sustainable solutions for serving low-income consumers in the Tennessee Valley. These efforts led to the launch of the Home Uplift program, which provides whole-home energy efficiency retrofits to income-qualified consumers.
Twenty-seven local power companies have agreed to partner with TVA through the Home Uplift program, and approximately $11.5 million in funds have been committed. With these funds, the program will upgrade at least 680 homes in 2021. About $7,500 will be invested into each home, which will result in an average energy savings of 5,094 kWh per home.