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TVA home energy efficiency program claims success

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority has logged 25,000 home energy evaluations since launching an in-home program in March 2009.

TVA Vice President Bob Balzar said the steady growth in the program came because power distributors strongly supported it.

Balzar said the recommendations from the audits help consumers save energy and also bring them up to $500 in reimbursements when they make the recommended improvements.

Balzar said the backstory is how the program, offered across the seven-state TVA service area, has stimulated local businesses as homeowners make the improvements.

TVA estimates more than $54 million in home energy efficiency improvements have been made in the last two years.

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