Renewable Power & Backup Generation

If you are interested in renewable energy options or backup generation for your home or business, please make the Columbia Power & Water Systems’ Power Engineering department your first call. Our knowledgeable staff will help guide you through the process to ensure a safe and reliable installation as well as provide information on available CPWS / TVA programs. All renewable and/or generator installation must receive pre-installation approval by CPWS Power Engineering Staff. Additionally, installations must be performed in accordance with State, City/County, and CPWS Policies and Procedures.

TVA Green Renewable Solutions

TVA’s Renewable Energy Solutions made available through partnership with Columbia Power & Water Systems include Green Connect for Residential, Green Switch Business, and Green Flex for Industrial Customers.

Renewable Energy


Interested in Installing Solar Panels on Your Home?

Green Connect helps residential customers who are ready to commit to a solar generation system (with or without battery storage) connect with quality installers. Customers have access to objective information and a network of quality installers, as well as receive installation verifications to ensure their systems are installed to TVA Green Connect standards.

Green Connect


Looking for a Way to Support In-Valley Renewable Energy?

For as little as $2 a month on your electric bill, you can support 100% solar – all sourced from the Tennessee Valley while reducing your environmental impact.

Green Switch Green-e Energy Certification


Need a Flexible Sustainability Solution?

Green Flex enables businesses with high energy consumption to quickly meet their sustainability goals at a lower cost through the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to reduce the impact of electricity consumption, support renewable energy and become a leader in sustainability.

Green Flex

Additional Tools

Virtual Solar Education Area