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Bristol Tennessee Electric Service - Energy Savings Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/03/2014
Program Overview:
State: Tennessee
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:up to $10,000
Maximum Incentive:$10,000
Terms:Rate: not specified
Repayment: up to 10 years
Web Site:

Bristol Tennessee Electric Service (BTES) offers financing to its residential customers to help pay for energy efficient home improvements through the Energy Savings Loan Program. Eligible customers may borrow up to $10,000 for a maximum of 10 years. Eligible items include:

  • Inspected Electric heat pumps
  • Attic insulation (R19 minimum) and ventilation
  • Floor insulation (R19 minimum) and ventilation
  • Insulated replacement windows
  • Insulated exterior doors
  • Insulated garage doors (automatic garage door openers can be included)
  • Electrical service upgrades
  • Storm doors

The loans can be paid off in as many as 10 years, and monthly payments are added to the customer's utility bill. No down payment is required, but customers must qualify under the BTES financing plan. In addition, a BTES Energy Advisor is required to inspect home improvements after installation. More information may be found on the web site listed above.

  Kevin Frederick
Bristol Tennessee Electric Service
PO Box 549
Bristol, TN 37621
Phone: (423) 793-5547
Web Site:
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