Why Become a Partner?

Consumers have a lot of choices when they are looking for energy solutions. The electric utility is a trusted source they look to for advice and support when making these decisions. As a Preferred Partner Network member, you can become a resource the utility can recommend to customers. Additionally, only Preferred Partners Network members are eligible to apply for ERSB+I incentives on behalf of customers.

Training - As a PPN member you will have access to the latest training that will enhance your bottom line.

Online Tools - PPN members have exclusive access to energy calculators that aid in determining potential incentives from TVA.

Marketing - PPN members have an opportunity to be recognized on the TVA website and can be co-branded with TVA as a preferred partner.

Additional Benefits – Training and Membership Levels

Having a strong knowledge of the TVA EnergyRight® Solutions for Business and Industry program can help you leverage resources available to you. Training is available to you across a wide range of topics and will position you as an expert.

Membership Levels

Get noticed by partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority to promote energy solutions in the Valley. Join as a Silver MemberAs 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:

Access to apply for ERSB+I incentives on behalf of your customer
Recognition on the EnergyRight® Solutions website.
and consider the benefits of becoming a Gold MemberAs 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
Recognition on the EnergyRight® Solutions website.
or even Platinum MemberAs 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
Advanced access to warm leads.
. Consumers are looking for solutions you can provide… enjoy greater recognition by becoming a Member!

Requirements

Trade Allies are vetted before they become approved PPN Members by:

  • Financial D&BFinancial D&B: Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is an American business services that provides commercial data to businesses on credit history, business-to-business sales and marketing, counterparty risk exposure, supply chain management, lead scoring and social identity matching. To qualify as a PPN Member, a Preferred Partner must supply a D&B number to participate in the EnergyRight® Solutions Program. TVA requires that every PPN Member has and maintains a good credit rating. If a D&B number cannot be supplied then two (2) years of the companies tax returns will be required. D&B numbers are reviewed annually for each PPN Member.
  • Business LicenseBusiness License: To qualify as a PPN Member, a Preferred Partner must submit a valid and current Business License to participate in the EnergyRight® Solutions Program. The Program will accept current a Business License from either the State, County or City of the Preferred Partner’s residence. The ERSB+I program requires that all PPNs maintain a valid Business Licenses during their membership year. When changes occur, The PPN Member is required to notify TVA and submit an updated Business License.
  • InsuranceInsurance: To qualify as a PPN Member, a Preferred Partner must provide proof of current insurance coverage including but not limited to, general liability, worker’s compensation and auto insurance. Once approved, the PPN Member is responsible for maintaining and providing current insurance information on an annual basis. When changes occur, The PPN Member is required to notify TVA and submit any updated Insurance forms. If a Preferred Partner does not perform any installation work at the end-user’s facility, they should provide general liability insurance and may be exempt from providing worker’s compensation and auto insurance.
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.