KUB plans to add 502 megawatts of new-to-the-grid solar power for KUB customers through TVA’s Green Invest program. The new arrays will account for 20 percent of KUB's electric load, or the equivalent of powering approximately 83,000 average homes.
KUB was the first of TVA’s local power companies to enter a Green Invest agreement with a commitment of 212 megawatts of solar power in March. Others to take advantage of TVA’s Green Invest offering include General Motors, Facebook, and a partnership between the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt and LPC Nashville Electric for 100 megawatts.
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.