(Not appropriate category) TVA Partner Utilities - eScoreTM Program

March 05, 2015


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in partnership with local electric utilities offers eScore program, which provides homeowners financial incentives to increase the energy efficiency of existing homes. This program replaces the previous In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot program offered by TVA. 

To participate in the program, homeowner must create an account with the program. After the account is verified, the applicant has two options to participate in the program:

  1. Request for eScore evaluation: If the homeowner is unsure about what exact steps should be taken to increase energy efficiency, then they have a professional energy advisor evaluate their home for a basic fee, who will provide with an eScore (from 1-10) including a list of recommended improvements for improving energy efficiency. The homeowner can then contact the TVA approved Quality Contractor Network (QCN) to get an approved contractor to make the energy efficiency improvements. The contractor will work with the homeowners to apply for the rebates. 
  2. Find a Quality Contractor Network Member: If the homeowner has already decided on particular home energy improvements, then they can directly select the QCN contractor to being the process. 

The program website also offers an online energy evaluation of the house, after which TVA will send in an energy report along with a free energy conservation kit. List of QCN contractors is available after creating an account with the program. If work has already been performed by a contractor, the homeowner might still qualify for the rebates if the contractor is provided the participant’s Customer Site ID. 

Please visit the program website at www.2eScore.com or call 1-855-2eScore (1-855-237-2673) for more information. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Tennessee
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://energyright.com/residential/escore.html
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
Incentive Amount: Attic Insulation - $250/Home (One Time Only)
Air Sealing - $200/Home (One Time Only)
Duct System (Existing HVAC Only) - $200/System (One Time Per System)
Heat Pump Water Heater - $200/Unit (No Limit)
Window Replacement - $25/Window ($500 Max Per Home)
Storm Windows Added To Single-Pane Windows - $12.50/Window ($250 Max Per Home)
Exterior Door Replacement - $50/Door ($300 Max Per Home)
Heat Pump – Ducted System, Non-Ducted System or W/Desperateness- $250/Unit (No Limit)
Tune-Up For Existing Central Heat Pump or Air Conditioning System - $15/Unit (One Rebate Per Unit Per Year)
Central Air Conditioning Replacement - $150/Unit (No Limit)
Geothermal Heat Pump Replacement - $500/Unit (No Limit)
Dual Fuel Heat Pump Replacement - $250/Unit (No Limit)
Energy Audit- $75

Maximum Incentive: 50% cost up to amount stated above
Equipment Requirements: Doors and Windows – ENERGY STAR
Duct System – Existing HVAC Only
Heat Pump, Central AC, Geothermal, Dual Fuel Heat Pump – ENERGY STAR (Dual Fuel and Air Conditioning need power company approval)
Attic Insulation – Ventilation shall be installed per local codes requirements
Air Sealing – Air sealing materials are rated for 20-year life and TVA-qualified
Installation Requirements: Must be installed by approved contractor
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not specified


Name: Christopher Smith
Organization: EnergyRight Solutions
Phone: (615) 232-6153
Email: cksmith1@tva.gov

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.