FPU receives TVA’s Energy Right Solutions Award

Fayetteville Public Utilities was presented the Energy Right Solutions Award for being the third top performer in the Valley in support of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Green Power Providers program.  

“FPU currently provides over five percent of the total capacity of solar renewables in the Valley only behind Blue Ridge Mountain EMC and Nashville Electric Service,” says TVA’s Megan Keen, customer service manager. “I can’t say enough how much TVA appreciates FPU and your partnership in making this program a success.”

Green Power Providers (GPP) offers Tennessee Valley businesses and homeowners a chance to be a part of TVA’s work in generating clean, renewable energy for the people and communities of our region. GPP allows customers the opportunity to install a small-scale renewable energy system on your property—a solar, wind, biomass or low-impact hydropower system generating 50 kilowatts or less—and TVA will pay you for every kilowatt hour generated by that system.

Together, TVA and its power distributors are continuing to change the Valley’s energy landscape through the success of the Green Power Providers and EnergyRight Solution programs. These programs help residential, commercial and industrial customers alike become more energy-efficient while implementing energy-saving and renewable energy applications to continue TVA’s mission. 

“Our partnership with TVA helps our customers save money,” says FPU’s CEO and General Manager Britt Dye. “All the energy produced locally by the solar installations is purchased by TVA which helps to promote the use of clean energy.”

Since FPU began offering the Green Power Providers program locally through TVA, the utility has charted 46 individual solar installations across its service area ranging from a 3.8-kilowatt installation to a 750-kilowatt system. Total solar generation from FPU customers is just over six megawatts.