Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is teaming with Nashville Electric Service (NES) and other regional power distributors to help residents and businesses recover from recent natural disasters across parts of the TVA service area. TVAs Energy Efficiency Disaster Assistance Initiative will allow residents and businesses in federal disaster areas easier access to energy efficiency incentives as they rebuild, said Ken Breeden, TVA executive vice president of Customer Relations. We know that homeowners and businesses in our service area need assistance now more than ever, and TVA and local power distributors want to do our part to help them. Through the initiative, TVA will waive the initial onsite evaluation requirement for its In-Home Energy Evaluation Program giving residents with FEMA documentation up to $500 in cash rebates for eligible weatherization and heating and cooling improvements. Homeowners may also take advantage of up to $20,000 in low-interest financing that can be conveniently repaid on their monthly electric bill over a 10-year period. Business customers with a FEMA registration number will be able to qualify for rebates on high-efficiency lighting and heating and cooling equipment through new provisions available in TVAs Commercial Efficiency Advice and Incentives program. Flood victims interested in taking advantage of the incentives and financing should call 1-877-634-9442. “This is a great program for all our customers, but especially for those who have been impacted by the recent flooding and are in the process of rebuilding their homes,” stated Decosta Jenkins, NES President & CEO. I appreciate TVAs quick response in implementing this project at such a crucial time. Employees in our Energy Services Department are already working with contractors and customers to get them approved to take advantage of the program. Heating and cooling replacement costs are among the largest upfront expense for consumers, Breeden said. Combined with other state and federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, this initiative will hasten repairs, improve the value of rebuilt properties, and help customers save energy and money on future power bills. The initiative specifically targets victims of recent floods, tornadoes, severe storms and mudslides in 73 counties declared as federal disaster areas in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. Nashville Electric Service is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to more than 357,000 customers in Middle Tennessee. For more information about NES, visit www.nespower.com.