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 Manufactured Homes Program promotes the installation of electric heat pumps in new manufactured homes. Program features include a network of HVAC contractors and incentives. Customers should contact their local utilities to see what programs are offered.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Tennessee Valley Authority
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Heat pumps
  • 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: Lisa Haislip
Nashville TN 37229
Phone: (615) 232-6000

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.