The Preferred Partners Network (PPN) is an exclusive network of approved commercial and industrial trade allies. PPN members are experts in their field, provide sound advice on energy investments, install energy equipment, and guide participants through the process of applying for incentives throughout the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area.

The Preferred Partners Network (PPN) is an exclusive network of approved commercial and industrial trade allies who are experts in their field. A listing of all Network Members can be found by going to the “Find a Contractor” link.

Preferred Partners are trained to have a strong knowledge of the TVA EnergyRight® Solutions for Business and Industry program, and can help recommend solid energy solutions. Preferred Partners have access to resources that may be available to support the installation of energy solutions project.

To become a member of the Preferred Partner Network, the Trade Ally must fill out an application. The application process is easy and quick. If you meet the requirements and complete all the training, you will be on your way to differentiating yourself in the market place by being a TVA Preferred Partner Member.

Being noticed by partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority to promote energy solutions in the Valley. Join as a Silver Member, and consider the benefits of becoming a Gold Member or even Platinum Member. Consumers are looking for solutions you can provide… enjoy greater recognition by becoming a Member!


Silver Membership

As a Silver Member, you will be able to enjoy the fundamental benefits of the ERSB+I Program as part of the Preferred Partners Network. The Silver Membership provides an easier level of access for users who do minimal projects within the TVA Territory yet still wish to offer their customers access to TVA incentives. Your Silver Membership will provide you with access to apply for ERSB+I incentives on behalf of your customer, and recognition on the EnergyRight® Solutions website.


Gold Membership

As a Gold Member, you will be part of the Preferred Partners Network enabling you to not only apply for ERSB+I incentives on behalf of your customer, but access to leads, trainings and more. Your Gold Membership will provide you access to nationally recognized training and Program tools, access to warm leads, and recognition on the EnergyRight® Solutions website.


Platinum Membership

As a Platinum Member, you will enjoy the same benefits of the Gold Membership but as a Platinum Member you will stand out among your Gold Member peers. Your Platinum membership will provide you: Platinum recognition on the EnergyRight® Solutions website, customized tools, and sales collateral; increased store points; a dedicated Operations Center liaison; and advanced access to warm leads.

Prospective members must fill out a Preferred Partner Network Application. The application spells out the specifics but some general requirements are listed below.

  • ✓ A copy of your business license(s)
  • ✓ Your Dun & Bradstreet Number
  • ✓ Three customer references from the past two years
  • ✓ Proof of Insurance
  • ✓ Signed co-branding guidelines
  • ✓ Signed W9 for Company
  • ✓ General Liability Insurance

If you are a trade ally, you can receive updates by becoming a Preferred Partner Member. If you are a customer, you can receive updates by coming to the EnergyRight® Solutions for Business and Industry website or by reaching out to your Local Power Company.

Once you have completed an EnergyRight® Solutions for Business and Industry project you will be provided a link to rate your project experience. The rating you provide will be included in the overall rating of the Preferred Partners Member rating. The rating determines the standing of the Preferred Partner Member in the Network.