June 2000 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced plans to purchase green power from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to meet a portion of its electricity needs. Under the agreement, the laboratory will become one of the first industrial participants in TVA's Green Power Switch program. Under the program, customers can choose to purchase power generated from a mix of new wind, biomass, and solar resources in 150-kilowatt hour blocks for an extra $4 per month (about 2.7¢/kWh). ORNL will purchase 375 blocks, or 675,000 kWh annually, at an extra cost of $18,000 per year.
News Release - DOE, ORNL, TVA Sign Energy, Green Technology Agreements
Oak Ridge Contact: Marilyn Brown, (865) 576-8152