TVA awards $2.6 million to help make schools more energy-efficient

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has awarded $2.6 million to help make schools safer and more energy-efficient.

64 schools across the Southeast will get upgrades to their HVAC systems through a grant by TVA’s School Uplift program.

The funding is expected to help save the schools an average of 10% on their energy bills this year.

A virtual announcement was held Monday, attended by hundreds of students and administrators, eager to learn their school’s grant amount.

“School Uplift is, I think, one of the coolest programs of its kind in the nation, and it’s because of the unique partnership that TVA has with your local power company that make opportunities like this possible,” said Clay Hoover, Senior Program Manager for TVA EnergyRight.

The grant amounts, which range from $10,000 to $410,000, was dependent on the score each school achieved by cutting their energy waste.

Click here to view the full press release and a list of schools that will benefit.

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