- Single Phase, Individual Meter
- Residential, Multi-Family Developments
- General Service Requirements
- Electrical Service Requirements and Practices
• Purchase electrical permits.
• Commercial services requires permits to be purchased by a registered electrician.
• Begin electrical work associated with the project.
• Call for electrical inspections as the project progresses.
• Pays any and all applicable fees and deposits associated with the project. Such fees may include connection fees, contribution in aid of construction or a facilities repayment contract.
• Apply for service with CPWS Customer Service Department.
• Complete the project with an approved final inspection.
• CPWS Engineer will draft work order for service extension.
• CPWS Power Construction will install new facilities to provide service to the new structure.
• Power Engineering will layout the development, take CPWS system phase balance into consideration while designing.
• Engineer will estimate the construction cost associated with the facility infrastructure and determine the contribution-in-aid (CIA) required for the development.
• Developer must sign an agreement with CPWS indicating the developer desires CPWS to extend electrical facilities.
• Developer must pay any required aid-in-construction amount and install facilities before CPWS will begin construction.
• Developer to furnish and install all raceways as applicable.
• Developer to furnish and install any needed equipment and transformer pads.
• CPWS Engineering shall inspect underground customer supplied system prior to the ditches being back filled and the concrete pad forms before pouring.
• Engineer will draft the work order for the project.
• Work order is issued to Power Construction for the installation of needed facilities.
• To provide CPWS needed access a 40-foot easement on primary and a minimum of 10-foot easement for overhead service conductors will be required.
• When service is placed underground, a minimum of 10-foot easement for primary and secondary is required.
• Secondary conductors shall be sized to meet or exceed the bus capacity of the service entrance equipment on commercial and industrial installations.
• CPWS will furnish and install padmounted transformers, primary conductors and make all connections in transformers.
Your Quality Contractor Network member will need the Site ID to apply for your rebates.
A breakdown of rebates available in your area is listed in the Rebate Schedule below.
Rebates will be sent by check to the address where upgrades occur.
|Upgrade||Homeowner Rebate (Matching 50%)||Limitations|
|Attic Insulation||$250/home||One Time Only|
|Air Sealing||$200/home||One Time Only|
|Duct System (existing HVAC only)||$200/system||One Time Per System|
|Heat Pump Water Heater||$200/unit||No Limit|
|Window Replacement1||$25/window||$500 Max Per Home|
|Storm Windows added to single-pane windows||$12.50/window||$250 Max Per Home|
|Exterior Door Replacement1||$50/door||$300 Max Per Home|
|Heat Pump – ducted system, or a non-ducted system1||$250/unit||No Limit|
|Tune-up for existing central heat pump or air conditioning system||$15/unit||One Rebate Per Unit Per Year|
|Central Air Conditioning Replacement1||$0/unit||No Limit|
|Geothermal Heat Pump Replacement1||$500/unit||No Limit|
|Dual Fuel Heat Pump Replacement1||$250/unit||No Limit|
1Must meet ENERGY STAR® requirements.
Program restrictions apply:
· Home must be a single family dwelling.
· Home must have had permanent electric service for a minimum of one year.
· Although eScore is designed for repeat participation, limitations on individual
upgrades exist. (See Rebate Schedule above for details).
Special financing options are available; please call CPWS at (931) 388-4833 for additional
information or you can download TVA’s heat pump financing instructions by clicking here.
CPWS will be performing inspections anytime attic insulation or HVAC equipment is
installed. Evaluation fee is refundable to the homeowners, if they install recommended
improvements costing $150 or more within 180 days of the scoring evaluation.
Call us at 931-388-4833 or visit www.2eScore.com (1-855-2eScore).
The above information is subject to change. Please check your customer portal or
call the office for the most current information.
• A $150 home energy evaluation fee must be paid up-front by the homeowner. If any recommended improvements are made over $150, the fee will be reimbursed.
• Contact CPWS at 931-388-4833 to arrange for an in-home energy evaluation by a TVA-certified evaluator.
• The evaluator will inspect your home, and report outlining the potential energy-efficient modifications that need to be made and the available incentives offered (listed below) will be available for the homeowner to view at www.2escore.com.
• Modifications must be made by a member of the TVA Quality Contractor Network. The evaluator will provide the names of qualified contractors.
• All home improvements must be completed within 180 days of evaluator’s recommendations to be eligible for incentives and reimbursement of the evaluation fee. Once the work is finished, it will be inspected to ensure that everything is installed properly to maximize savings.
• After the inspection, you must submit receipts to CPWS for the completed work to be eligible for the cash incentive.
• Rental property is eligible for the program. Landlord to initiate evaluation. Tenant must sign a release for electric history.
Electric Water Heater Incentives
Electric, 40-gallon minimum
Proof of purchase
Must replace gas to be applicable in multi-family dwellings. (Duplex qualifies as single-family; 3 or more units qualify as multi-family)
Rebate request must be filed within 90 days of installation. Click here for the PDF application form.
All units will be site verified after installation.
Current Water Heater Incentive
$100 per electric water heater
(non-EnergyRight qualified home)
($75 per 38-gallon low-boy in retrofit applications)
What is Green Power Switch?
Green Power Switch is a renewable energy initiative that offers consumers in the Tennessee Valley a choice in the type of power they buy. TVA and local public power companies, working in cooperation with the environmental community, developed Green Power Switch as a way to bring green power—electricity that’s generated by cleaner, renewable resources such as solar, wind, and methane gas—to Valley consumers.
How does green power benefit the environment?
The environmental effects of traditional energy sources like coal, natural gas, oil and nuclear power can be significant. Although no source of energy is impact-free, renewable resources create less waste and pollution. In fact, an investment of an additional $8 per month on your power bill buys enough Green Power Switch to equal the environmental benefits of planting an acre of trees in the Tennessee Valley region.
How will I be billed?
A line item for participation in the Green Power Switch will appear on your monthly power bill.
How will my electricity bill be calculated?
Green Power Switch is sold in 150-kilowatt-hour blocks. Each block adds $4 to the customer’s monthly power bill. Commercial and industrial customers may purchase blocks based on the amount of energy they use.
Why does green power cost more?
Although renewable sources like sunlight and wind are free, the technology used to capture the energy they produce is still more expensive than traditional power generation methods. However, increased demand may lead to expanded power production capacity and eventually to lower costs.
Terms & Conditions
Green Power Switch is certified by the Green-e Renewable Energy Certification Program, which requires companies offering certified products to provide residential electricity customers with this notice of price, terms, and conditions of service. Participation in Green Power Switch is voluntary. A customer may discontinue participation in the program at any time. You may cancel your agreement to participate by contacting CPWS at 931-388-4833 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should I contact for more information?
Contact CPWS at 931-388-4833 or TVA’s Green Power Switch staff at www.greenpowerswitch.com. You may also write to Green Power Switch, P.O. Box 292409, Nashville, TN 37229-2409, or call 615-232-6756.
Interested in generating green power and selling it to TVA through CPWS’ local power grid? Become a Green Power Provider and join others providing clean energy resources to the Tennessee Valley.
For enrollment in 2016 Green Power Providers program please use the forms below. TVA has an on-line application tool for beginning the process with an electronic Capacity Reservation Request (CRR).
Visit http://www.tva.com/greenpowerswitch/providers/index.htm to learn more about the program.
CPWS strongly urges that owner, participant and installer to contact CPWS before CRR submittal. The program requires CPWS electric account and CRR submitted information to agree. Failure to properly complete CRR shall result in a rejection of the CRR application. CPWS urges electronic CRR to be submitted to allow proper CRR review according to CPWS GPP Overview Statement of TVA’s GPP Program.
Green Power Providers Overview
TVA GPP Guidelines CY 2017
TVA GPP Capacity Reservation Request Supplement
Policy and Procedure Statement 2014
Interconnection Application Tier 1 Form
Interconnection Application Tier 2 Form