TVA: Distributed Generation-Integrated Value Report [Assessing the Value of Solar]

Tennessee Valley Authority

[From an Energy Wire article by Kristi E. Schwartz, sub. req’d] The Tennessee Valley Authority’s initial cost-benefit analysis on solar gives the renewable fuel a lower value than what environmental advocates argue it deserves….

The figures show the value of solar to average around 7.2 cents a kilowatt-hour, which is 40 percent less than what TVA has been paying as an incentive.

The utility has continued to reduce the premium it pays for rooftop and small-scale solar over the years. The new study shows more cuts could be coming…


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