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Tennessee Government Purchasing Green Power

May 2002 - Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist announced that all state buildings in Nashville, including the Governor's mansion, are obtaining a portion of their power from renewable sources, making Tennessee the first state government in the Southeast to purchase green power. The power is supplied by Nashville Electric Service through the utility's participation in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Green Power Switch program, which utilizes wind, landfill-methane, and solar resources. The state's green power purchase amounts to 720,000 kWh per year for which it will pay an additional $19,000 annually.

Currently, more than 4,400 Tennessee residents and 220 businesses participate in Green Power Switch.

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