KUB has entered a first-of-its-kind Green Invest agreement with TVA to secure 212 MW of new-to-the-grid solar power for its customers. This new solar investment will generate an anticipated 465 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of solar output per year, an amount equal to 8 percent of KUB’s annual electric load, or the equivalent of powering approximately 35,000 average homes.
TVA launched the Green Invest program to help meet the renewable goals of private companies by building new solar facilities in the TVA region, connected to the TVA grid. The program is modeled on similar agreements made with Facebook and Google in 2018. Vanderbilt University recently announced the first Green Invest project since the program was made available across the Valley in 2019. The agreement with KUB marks the first between TVA and a local power company.