TVA, GEMC offer assistance
Posted: Monday, June 21, 2010 9:40 pm
Seventy-three counties across the TVA service area have been affected by recent natural disasters — such as flooding, tornadoes, severe storms and mudslides.
To assist residents whose lives are affected by these events, TVA and Gibson Electric Membership Corp. are offering incentives to homeowners for the installation of high efficiency replacement heat pump systems and weatherization measures as they rebuild, in an effort to help these residents save energy and money on future power bills.
Through TVA’s In-Home Energy Evaluation Program, offered by Gibson EMC to its customers, homeowners can get up to $500 in cash incentives when they make eligible energy efficiency improvements to their home. As part of this initiative, TVA will waive an initial energy evaluation requirement for homeowners who have a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Home Repair Eligibility Letter, making it easier to access cash incentives and/or financing for the installation of eligible weatherization and heating and cooling improvements.
To receive a cash incentive of up to $500, the homeowner must:
• Install eligible home efficiency improvements;
• Use local qualified contractors (visit your Gibson EMC office for a list of those within the Quality Contractor Network);
• Schedule a free inspection of the eligible home efficiency improvements.
Customers located in federally declared disaster areas inside the TVA Service territory who have received a FEMA Home Repair Eligibility Letter are eligible.
A toll-free number is available to assist with questions regarding the initiative and all eligible energy efficiency measures.
For more information about the program, call 1-877-634-9442 or contact Gibson EMC at (731) 855-4660, Ext. 1611.
This offer is available for properties affected by natural disasters beginning April 1 and ending Dec. 31.
Published in The Messenger 6.21.10