Through Demand Response programs and for a financial incentive, when the TVA system is strained—like during extreme weather or energy emergencies—qualified participants will curtail energy usage by lowering voltage or perhaps switching off plant processes.
How Demand Response works and what’s in it for you.
EnergyRight offers incentives for participating customers who agree to allow TVA to request a suspension of a portion of their energy load, with up to 30 minutes notice, during times when the power system is constrained. IP5 participants receive a monthly demand credit in exchange for load curtailment. IP30 participants receive a monthly demand credit along with an event-based energy credit in exchange for load curtailment.
Peak Power Partners
Leveraging two of our external partners, Enel X and Seven States Power Corporation (7SPC), EnergyRight offers local power companies a Demand Response program. These initiatives help TVA maintain a balanced system load while program participants receive a monthly financial incentive.
EnergyRight offers two programs where local power companies endeavor to operate their distribution feeder voltages in the lower half of the ANSI standard, thereby reducing energy consumption in exchange for a monetary incentive.
“At Morristown Utility Systems (MUS), we participate in demand response and work together with TVA and our end-users to shave peak loads for TVA in critical times.” – Jody Wigington, MUS general manager and CEO. “Demand response is a win-win for all of us, bringing value by lowering TVA’s costs, our costs, and our end-users’ costs.”