TVA - Small-Business Fast Cash Efficiency Incentives

July 21, 2011


Pilot program discontinued and combined with the Energy Right Business Solutions Program

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) offers The Fast Cash Incentive for Small Business and Industry through local power distributors in partnership with TVA. To receive these prescriptive HVAC and lighting incentives, customers should contact their local power company and complete the incentive application. Some projects may be selected for pre and post measurement review of the energy efficiency improvements. Participants should be able to provide receipts and/or invoices that list the equipment manufacturer, equipment model numbers, AHRI certified SEER/EER and cooling capacity (Btu/H), fixture type, number/wattage of lamps per fixture, and quantity for each model installed.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: TVA Energy Right
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: Small Air Cooled A/C: $29/ton
Large Air Cooled A/C: $67/ton
Small Water Cooled A/C: $87/ton
Large Water Cooled A/C: $67/ton
Small Air Cooled Heat Pump: $76/ton
Large Air Cooled Heat Pump: $104/ton
Small Water Cooled Heat Pump: $87/ton
Large Water Cooled Heat Pump: $67/ton
Chiller: $18-$32/ton
T8 Replacements: $1.36-$4.42/fixture
T8 and T5 High Bay/Output Replacements: $19.60-$48/fixture
Exit Signs: $5.61/fixture
Eligible System Size: Commercial facilities with no demand charge (demand equal to or less than 50 kW), served by a participating distributor
Equipment Requirements: HVAC equipment must use fewer than 240,000 Btu's
Installation Requirements: AHRI manual will be used to verify equipment efficiencies and cooling capacities


Name: TVA Commercial EE
Address: 4021 S. 700 E., Suite 250
Salt Lake City UT 84107
Phone: (866) 233-0450

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.