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Green Power Switch News
Vol. 2, No. 1,
Winter 2002

Main story
Green Power Switch Keeps Growing

Green Power Switch is thrilled to welcome seven new East Tennessee distributors:

  • Bristol Tennessee Electric System
  • Johnson City Power Board
  • Lenoir City Utilities Board
  • Erwin Utilities
  • Morristown Power Systems
  • Mountain Electric Cooperative
  • Appalachian Electric Cooperative.

These distributors now offer their customers a choice in purchasing electricity from renewable resources.

On October 30, 2001, Green Power Switch held the first new-distributor training session since the program launch in April 2000. Each of the seven distributors sent a designated Green Power Switch coordinator to the half-day training held in Johnson City, Tennessee. The training session provided new participants with an overview of the Green Power Switch program, tools to implement a billing system for green power sales, techniques to market the program to their customers, and an overall implementation strategy.

Blown away with proposals
photo of wind turbineTVA is continuing with plans to expand its wind power generation by adding approximately 20 megawatts of wind energy to Green Power Switch by October 2003. Eight wind developers have presented more than 20 proposals ranging from 20 to 60 megawatts on five potential sites.

The proposals include a turnkey engineering and construction project to be owned by TVA, as well as purchases of wind energy from independent power producers. TVA is evaluating the bids and plans to select a developer by early 2002. The sites being considered are near Mountain City and Oliver Springs, Tennessee.

TVA held a public meeting on December 3 in Mountain City to provide information and gather comments and concerns from local residents. Over 150 people attended the meeting, many expressing their support. TVA’s environmental staff has initiated the environmental review process on the sites, and TVA plans to host more public meetings during January.


Comments or questions?
Green Power Switch News is a quarterly newsletter produced cooperatively by the Tennessee Valley Authority, distributors of TVA power, and the environmental community to provide information about the status and growth of Green Power Switch—a renewable energy option.

We’re interested in knowing what you’d like to read in future issues of Green Power Switch News. Please write us at the address below or send an e-mail message to We will be happy to notify you by e-mail when future issues are published at this site. Thanks for your help and your interest!

—Gary Harris, Program Manager, Green Power Switch, HRT 11D, P. O. Box 292409, Nashville, TN 37229-2409

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In this issue

Main Story: Green Power Switch Keeps Growing

Also: Wind Proposals

Spreading the Message About Environmental Stewardship
Students are energized about solar power

• Methane Gas Sites
• Generation and   Participation Figures

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