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Greg Williams

TenneSEIA awarded the "2014 SOLAR CHAMPION AWARD" to Greg Williams,
Appalachian Electric Cooperative, at a reception following the group’s Annual Meeting
(11/19/2014) in Nashville. (Photo: Mary Shaffer Gill & Greg Williams)

EV Charging Station

With the advent of electric vehicle production in the United States, a need for innovative
EV Charging Stations like this one (NISSAN Plant - Lightwave Solar), is ample evidence
of the value in harnessing solar energy from the sun.

"Our mission is to make solar energy a mainstream energy source and realize the full potential of the Solar Industry in the state of Tennessee." - TenneSEIA Executive Committee & Board Members

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White House Plan Calls for Even Greater Greenhouse Gas Reductions

The final version of the EPA's Clean Power Plan is even more ambitious than anticipated.
The most forceful action on climate change in U.S. history was set to be unveiled by the Obama administration Monday afternoon when it releasesthe final version of a rule that would slash heat-trapping emissions from power plants — a regulation made even stricter since it was proposed last year.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan uses state-by-state targets to cut emissions 32 percent by 2030 from levels recorded in 2005 — up from 30 percent in the draft version of the rule.

TVA's 2015 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)

TVA’s final 2015 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) were released in July.
TenneSEIA has been an active stakeholder in the Tennessee Valley Renewable Information Exchange (TV-RIX) over the past two years in support of the solar inputs and assumptions used by TVA for the 2015 IRP.
Although TVA did not necessarily utilize all our recommendations regarding the inputs for solar, solar still gets picked up in the IRP modeling and will therefore play a relatively small but active role in TVA’s long-term resource plan.
The IRP will be presented to the TVA board of directors for approval at its August board meeting in Knoxville....

TVA 2015 Solar Programs & Community Solar

TVA’s 2015 solar programs are now public. While the Renewable Standard Offer appears relatively similar to the 2014 RSO, there are noteworthy changes to Green Power Providers (GPP) and the Solar Solutions Initiative (SSI). GPP has a new online application process, and an updated version of the GPP Participation Guidelines. TVA announced they'll be holding a webinar to go over the use of the new online application tool – see details on the GPP WEBSITE.
Meanwhile, the Solar Solutions Initiative is adding on 4 MW (on top of 16 MW) that is specifically allocated for Local Power Companies (LPCs) within TVA's territory. This is an exciting expansion of TVA's programs as it presents greater opportunity for LPC’s to develop community solar programs. local environmental advocacy groups developed a best practice resource guide for LPCs (and anyone else) engaging in community solar development in the Tennessee Valley.


  • TenneSEIA Annual Meeting
    Monday - November 9, 2015
    Bradley Arant Boult and Cummings LLC, Roundabout Plaza
    1600 Division Street, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37203
    Contact: Luke Wilkinson
  • TREEDC International Conference
    December 14 -15, 2015
    Tennessee Tech University
    Info: TREEDC


2014 Solar Champion - Greg Williams with TennSEIA Executive Committee and Board Members

TenneSEIA awarded the 2014 Solar Champion Award to Greg Williams, Appalachian Electric Cooperative, at a reception following the group’s Annual Meeting (11/19/2014) in Nashville. “TenneSEIA is proud to present our Solar Champion Award to Greg Williams for his solar energy leadership within the local power company community,” said Mary Shaffer Gill, President of TenneSEIA. “Greg is a key player in the on-going conversation to understand and better implement solar generation throughout the Tennessee Valley.”

Annual Meeting Sponsors


Baker Donaldson Law Firm


Efficient Energy of Tennessee


Alicity Development, LLC


Ecological Energy Systems

Membership Inquiries: Luke Wilkinson

Email: Luke Wilkinson   -   Tel: 615.577.4611

Membership Dues: Michael Morosi

Treasurer   -   PO Box 330478 Nashville TN 37203

Business Address: TenneSEIA/ Gil Melear-Hough

4460 Sunset Rd. Knoxville TN 37914

SEIA.ORG: Website

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