TVA picks SmartSynch for distributed renewable generation program

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Jackson, Miss., February 4, 2010 — The Tennessee Valley Authority picked SmartSynch, Inc. as the smart metering provider for the Generation Partners program.

Generation Partners is a distributed renewable generation program offered by participating local power companies that distribute TVA power

TVA is a public power company, providing energy to large industries and power distributors that serve about 9 million consumers in seven southeastern states.

SmartSynch is a smart grid infrastructure company utilizing standard IP communications via public wireless networks.

Generation Partners provides incentive for end-use customers, both residential and commercial, to purchase and install eligible renewable energy generation systems such as solar photovoltaic (PV), wind power, biomass and small hydroelectric systems.

TVA buys 100 percent of the green energy output from the renewable generation system by paying the retail rate, plus any fuel cost adjustment (FCA), plus a premium of 12 cents per kWh for solar and 3 cents per kWh for all other eligible technologies.

SmartSynch’s turn-key Managed Services solution will handle the reading, uploading, storage and delivery of generation data for TVA and the local power companies. SmartSynch’s use of public wireless networks as the communications backbone for the solution will streamline the deployment process for local power distributors.

 

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