TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right New Homes Program (Tennessee)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Tennessee

Name TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right New Homes Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Installer/Contractor, Multi-Family Residential, Residential, Utility
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Site Built New Homes Plan: $100-$800 depending on local power company and home efficiency

Manufactured Home Heat Pump: Up to $500

Equipment Requirements Site Built Homes: All electric

Manufactured Home Heat Pump: 13 SEER

Installation Requirements Energy Right Homes: 93 to 86 HERS rating

Energy Right Platinum Homes: 85 or less HERS rating (with ENERGY STAR certification)

Program Administrator Tennessee Valley Authority

References DSIRE[1]


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right New Homes Plan provides incentives for all-electric, energy-efficient new homes by offering graduated rebates for new homes. Homes built at least 7% better than code qualify for the entry level of the program while those built 15% better qualify as energy right Platinum or Platinum Certified (ENERGY STAR Certified). A variety of efficiency standards must be met in order to reach the specified levels. In addition, incentives are offered for advanced water heaters installed in new homes.

The energy right Manufactured Homes Program promotes the installation of electric heat pumps in new manufactured homes. Program features include a network of HVAC contractors and incentives. Customers should contact their local utilities to see what programs are offered.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Corporate Headquarters
Department Tennessee Valley Authority
Address 400 W. Summit Hill Dr.
Place Knoxville, Tennessee
Zip/Postal Code 37902-1499
Phone (865) 632-2101


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"