TVA - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

October 16, 2023


TVA offers a variety of rebates to power company and TVA direct-served commercial and industrial customers who purchase and install various energy-saving technologies within their facilities. Eligible technologies include HVAC systems, lighting, refrigeration, and electric forklifts. Energy efficiency rebates are also offered for custom projects. 

Applications must meet the minimum incentive requirements ($150 per Standard application and $1,500 per Custom application). Incentives are capped at 70% of material costs and all projects, with the exception of select standard HVAC equipment, require pre-approval. Pre and post-installation inspections may be required. See program website for details regarding specific equipment requirements. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Mississippi
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: TVA Energy Right
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Heat pumps
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • LED Lighting
  • HVAC
  • Off-Road Electric Vehicles
Incentive Amount: HVAC
Heat Pump: $80 - $175/ton (replacement), $175/ton (new installation)
Variable Refrigerant Flow Heat Pump: $250/ton
Duel Fuel Heat Pump: $250/ton
Thermal Ice Storage: $9/ton/hour (partial), $11/ton/hour (full)
Variable Speed Drive: $100/hp

Indoor LED Lighting: $0.08/annual kWh reduced
Exterior LED Lighting: $0.04/annual kWh reduced

Electric Vehicles
Electric Forklifts: $1,000 (leased), $2,000 (new/refurbished)

Electronically Commutated Motors: $50/unit
Evaporator Fan Controllers: $200/unit
Reach-in Cases: $100 - $200/lin. ft.

Custom: $0.10/annual kWh
Maximum Incentive: Incentives are capped at 70% of material cost
Equipment Requirements: See program website for details
Installation Requirements: All projects, with the exception of select standard HVAC equipment, require pre-approval


Name: Tennessee Valley Authority
Organization: Tennessee Valley Authority
Address: 400 West Summit Hill Drive
Nashville TN 37902
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.