Residential Services 2017-01-10T15:42:45+00:00

 Energy Right Program

The Energy Right Program from Cookeville Electric Department and TVA is designed to increase your bottom line by saving you money and gaining efficiency on your home energy needs. If you would like to :

  • Learn more about easy financing with no down payment for a heat pump
  • Earn money for installing or replacing an electric water heater or heat pump
  • Save energy and money in an energy right home
  • Build an energy right home and earn money
  • Become a volume builder of energy right homes and earn cash incentives

For more information, please contact Karen Brown with Cookeville Electric Department at 520-5422 [email protected] today.


Heat Pump Information

Financing a Heat Pump

heatpumpBuying a new electric heat pump is easier than ever. There are many benefits for you to finance an all-electric heat pump through Cookeville Electric. There is no down payment, the loan can be financed for up to ten years and can be added to your monthly electric bill.

Right now is a great time to buy a new electric heat pump. Call Karen Brown at 520-5422 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Buying a Heat Pump

Buying A Heat Pump Just Got Easier With the Energy Right® Heat Pump Program.

We Take the Confusion out of Heating and Cooling.
Buying a new heating and cooling system can be confusing. You’re likely to hear technical terms like tonnage, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio(SEER), and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor(HSPF). At Cookeville Electric we want to make it easy for you to find the best system for your home.

Comfort, Efficiency, and Savings.
When you get right down to it, what are you really after? A quality installation and performance you can count on. That’s why Cookeville Electric Department and TVA created the Heat Pump Program. The program offers comfort, efficiency, and savings. All you have to do is choose a qualifying electric heat pump and have it installed by a member of the Quality Contractor Network. We’ll take care of the rest. In some cases, we’ll even help you pay for it.

Here is what the energy right® Heat Pump Program offers you:

  • Access to the best contractors through the Quality Contractor Network
  • Low-interest, fixed- rate interest
  • Expert analysis of heating and cooling needs
  • Excellent system installed to the highest standards
  • Equipment warranty
  • No down payment
  • Loan can be paid off early with no penalties assessed
  • Certain weatherization measures such as insulation may also be financed at the same time
  • Receive up to $150 incentive money for installing an electric heat pump

If you would like an information packet or would like to talk to someone in person, please call 520-5422 or email us at [email protected].

Heat Pump Rebates

You may qualify for a rebate for installing a new heat pump in Cookeville’s service area, either residential or commercial. The rebate will be given whether a heat pump is being installed for the first time, or if it is replacing an old unit. For rebate information, please call Karen Brown @ 520-5422.


Water Heater

Buying a Water Heater

Why buy an energy-efficient water heater?

Water heating is typically the second-largest energy expense in your home, after space heating and cooling. It usually accounts for about 14 percent of your utility bill. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, it probably has an efficiency level no higher than 50 percent. An old water heater can operate for years at very low efficiency before it finally fails.

Choosing a Water Heater
One way to reduce water-heating costs is to replace your old tank with a new, higher-efficiency model. Our handy guide outlines the different types of water heaters and tells how to choose the one that’s right for your home.

Water Heater Rebates

$1OO.OO rebate will be paid to anyone installing an ELECTRIC water heater in Cookeville’s service area either residential or commercial. The rebate will be given whether a water heater is being installed for the first time or if it is replacing an old unit. For rebate information, please call Karen Brown @ 520-5422. She would be happy to help.


Online Energy Audit

Learn about your home’s energy use and save money.

Cookeville Electric Department and TVA will send you a free energy conservation kit and a customized energy report to help you understand where your home is wasting energy – and how you can fix those expensive leaks.

The energy conservation kit includes:

  • two compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • outlet and light switch gaskets
  • filter whistle
  • two faucet aerators
  • hot water temperature gauge
  • home thermometer
  • “How to Save” brochure

This offer is open to residents of the Tennessee Valley served by TVA and local distributors of TVA power. Limit one kit per household and allow 4-6 weeks to receive your kit. A mail-in home energy audit can also be ordered here –

For more information, please contact Karen Brown at 931-520-5422 or [email protected]




eScore™ is an exciting new Program developed through a partnership between Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and your Local Power Company. eScore provides homeowners with a simple way to make existing homes as energy-efficient as possible.

There are two ways for customers to access the program once you have registered. Account registration does not commit you to participate in the program.

  1. Find a TVA Quality Contractor Network (QCN) Member: Get started right away! Simply select a QCN member from our list and begin making your energy efficiency improvements. The list is available for viewing after you create your account. If you’ve already had work performed by a QCN member, select this path and provide the QCN with your Customer Site ID.
  2. Request an eScore Evaluation: Don’t know exactly how to make your home more energy efficient? Have an evaluation performed on your home for a fee. Our professional energy advisors will give you a list of recommended improvements. Then, select a contractor off our list to make your energy improvements.

To learn more about the program, click here or call 1-855-2eScore (1-855-237-2673)

Any personal information collected on will not be sold or rented to any party not affiliated with the eScore Program without your consent. Please review TVA’s Privacy Policy for more information.

Please note, the eScore website is compatible with Google Chrome 32.0, Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla Firefox 25.0 and newer versions of these internet browsers.

For more information on the In-Home Energy Evaluation Program please call or email Karen Brown at 931-520-5422 or [email protected]


Green Power Switch

 A Powerful Case for Making the Green Power Switch

greenpowerMaking the Green Power Switch® is as easy as flipping a light switch. You can buy green power in 150-kilowatt-hour blocks (about 12 percent of a typical household’s monthly use). Each block you buy will add $4 to your monthly power bill, and you can buy just one block or as many as you like. The green power you pay for will be added to TVA’s electric system as part of the region’s total power mix.

Why does green power cost more? Because although renewable resources like sunlight and wind are free, the technology for capturing their energy is still more expensive than traditional power generation methods. By choosing to pay a little more for Green Power Switch, you help advance the technology and increase the amount of electricity generated from cleaner sources.

When you fill out the Green Power Switch enrollment form, you’ll also receive the free EnergyRight home evaluation form. The EnergyRight program is a cooperative effort between your local public power distributor and TVA that helps consumers make their homes more energy-efficient. It will provide you with a customized analysis of your home electricity use and detailed suggestions for potential savings.

For more information about Green Power Switch please contact
Karen Brown at 931-520-5422.

Generation Partners


TVA and Cookeville Electric Department offer consumers an additional opportunity to help protect the environment—a program called Generation Partners. Generation Partners provides technical support and incentives for the installation of renewable generation systems. The program makes more green power available for GPS subscribers, and it creates a market for green power generation by homeowners and businesses.

Program participants support the environment by helping keep the Tennessee Valley clean and green. They also benefit by defraying the costs of their renewable system installation and lowering their monthly energy bills through the revenue they receive from the sale of the green power.

solarGeneration Partners support the environment by using renewable energy sources, and they reduce their monthly energy bills through the revenue they receive from the sale of the green power.

For more information about this Program, you can contact Karen Brown @ 931-520-5422/ [email protected]