Tennessee - Green Power Purchase (Tennessee)

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Last modified on September 25, 2013.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Tennessee
Name Tennessee - Green Power Purchase
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Landfill Gas, Wind
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Website http://www.cleanenergy.org/pressroom/tnbuysgp.html
Date added to DSIRE 2002-08-22
Last DSIRE Review 2003-03-25

References DSIRE[1]


Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist inaugurated the state's new energy policy in April 2002 by announcing that all state buildings in Nashville, including the governor's mansion, will obtain a portion of their electricity from renewable energy sources. The state government discontinued this purchase in 2003 due to the budget crisis and higher cost involved with the purchase of green power. The state's green power purchase amounted to 720,000 kWh per year, for which it paid an additional $19,000 annually. The purchase was through the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Green Power Switch Program, which provides energy from wind, solar, and landfill gas.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Clinton Berry, III
Department Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Division Energy Division
Address 312 Eighth Avenue North - 10th Floor
Place Nashville, Tennessee
Zip/Postal Code 37243
Phone (615) 253-1943

Email clinton.berry@state.tn.us
Website http://www.tennessee.gov/ecd/CD_energy.html

  • 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)"