TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right New Homes Program

May 28, 2015


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right New Homes Plan provides incentives for all-electric, energy-efficient new homes by offering graduated rebates for new homes. Homes built at least 7% better than code qualify for the entry level of the program while those built 15% better qualify as energy right Platinum or Platinum Certified (ENERGY STAR Certified). A variety of efficiency standards must be met in order to reach the specified levels. In addition, incentives are offered for advanced water heaters installed in new homes. The energy right New Manufactured Homes Program promotes the installation of electric heat pumps in new manufactured homes. Customers that buy a qualified heat pump from a participating wholesaler can receive up to $500. Customers should contact their local utilities to see what programs are offered.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Alabama
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Tennessee Valley Authority
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Heat pumps
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: Site Built New Homes Plan: $100-$800 depending on local power company and home efficiency
Manufactured Home Heat Pump: Up to $500
Equipment Requirements: Site Built Homes: all electric
Manufactured Home Heat Pump: Minimum 13 SEER
Installation Requirements: Energy Right Homes: 93 to 86 HERS rating
Energy Right Platinum Homes: 85 or less HERS rating (with RESNET certification)


Name: Corporate Headquarters
Address: 400 W. Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville TN 37902-1499
Phone: (865) 632-2101

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.