TVA, Memphis utility celebrate 500th home completed under EnergyRight efficiency program

Dec. 6, 2021
The program is for low-income households and offers cost-efficient means to update appliances, attic insulation, duct sealing, window replacement and other improvements

An energy efficiency program for low-income households in Memphis is celebrating its 500th home to receive the upgrades today.

Members of EnergyRight, Memphis Light, Gas and Water, the Tennessee Valley Authority, city officials and residents are gathering at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Westwood to celebreate the milestone for local energy efficiency projects.

The EnergyRight effort has now completed upgrades for 500 homes in the area, all of them involving low-income households. The work can include updated appliances, attic insulation, duct sealing, window replacement and other improvements.

The work is intended to reduce energy use and bills. In addition to the celebration, the TVA will play host to a home energy workshop.

The TVA EnergyRight website offers connections for both businesses and residential customers wanting to find contractors and incentives to boost energy efficiency.

The EnergyRight partnership also includes financing options for energy upgrades.

Carbon reduction advocates say that energy efficiency upgrades can be a "first fuel" in cutting emissions. 

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(Rod Walton, senior editor for EnergyTech, is a 14-year veteran of covering the energy industry both as a newspaper and trade journalist. He can reached at [email protected]).