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TVA offers incentive for small businesses to upgrade lighting

Under a pilot program starting this month, KUB small business customers can receive a free lighting assessment with recommendations to improve lighting efficiency and lower energy costs.

TVA's MainStreet Efficiency program is open to customers with energy demands of no more than 50 kilowatts.

Lighting upgrades could include replacement of existing fluorescent fixtures with higher efficiency lamps and ballasts; changing incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or Light Emitting Diode (LEDs) lights; and upgrading exit signs to LED technology. 

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If customers choose to make suggested improvements, TVA will pay up to $2,000 toward the costs, or, if the cost is less than $2,000, the program covers the entire cost.

EnerPath, a nationally-recognized energy efficiency firm, will administer the program and perform the lighting assesments.

For more information or to enroll visit the EnerPath website for the TVA MainStreet Efficiency Program.