The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is the nation’s largest public power supplier, delivering energy to 10 million people across seven southeastern states. TVA was established 90 years ago to serve this region and the nation by developing innovative solutions to solve complex challenges. TVA’s unique mission focuses on energy, environmental stewardship and economic development.
TVA EnergyRight® developed the Small Business Uplift program to bring transformative, valuable energy efficiency solutions to small businesses in underserved communities. This kind of support for mom-and-pop businesses can instill a sense of opportunity among neighbors and empower sustainable growth in communities that need it most.
In three years, the Small Business Uplift program has helped 167 small businesses in 19 different rural communities across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky. In the third year, the program saw overall savings of 1,317,272 kWh and net carbon reduction of 724,500 pounds of CO2 across 81 projects.