The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has resumed enrollments in its Generation Partners pilot program for renewable electricity projects of up to 1 MW in generation capacity to help encourage the development of solar, wind and other renewable energy sources.
Under the new plan announced this week to address the unexpectedly fast growth in the pilot project, TVA will process all participation agreements submitted by Aug. 31 for qualifying systems from 201 kW up to 999 kW, maintain the existing pilot project for systems of up to 200 kW, and extend the deadline to install approved projects from six months to one year for all systems larger than 200 kW.
After these adjustments are in place, longer-term modifications will be considered to accommodate ongoing growth and interest in projects greater than 200 kW, TVA says. TVA will be collaborating with both distributors and renewable developers to provide input into these long-term opportunities.
TVA briefly held up new Generation Partner enrollment in June to adjust to overwhelming customer response and develop a plan for addressing the large number of projects proposed.
SOURCE: Tennessee Valley Authority