In March 2019 Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC) in New Market, Tennessee became the 18th utility in the eighth state to implement a PAYS program. By May, nineteen home upgrade offers to co-op members have resulted in 19 participants signing up for weatherization upgrades. Ten projects have been completed according to Tammy Agard, CEO of EEtility, Inc., the program operator.
AEC is the first Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) cooperative to receive authorization to implement a PAYS program. If AEC’s U-Save Advantage program is successful, other TVA co-ops have indicated interest in replicating the program.