VEC Program Offers Relief for Tornado Victims

Disaster assistance is now available for Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC) residential customers who have received a FEMA eligibility letter and application number.

VEC and TVA are offering cash rebates to homeowners to help defray the cost of installation of high-efficiency replacement heat pumps and home weatherization. The rebates are offered through the existing In-Home Energy Evaluation program, but the process has been streamlined to accommodate victims of recent natural disasters.

To take advantage of rebates of up to $500 customers need only use local Quality Contractor Network (QCN) members to install eligible home efficiency improvements and schedule a free inspection of the completed qualifying improvements.

Rebate applications must be submitted within six months from the date of the FEMA Federal Disaster Declaration.

“We’re happy to be able to offer this help to disaster victims,” said VEC Vice President of Marketing & Economic Development Patty Hurley. “We’re grateful that TVA has helped in making this program more accessible to those who need it most right now.”

She added, “It makes sense to help people rebuild energy efficiency into their homes. It will not only save energy, it will also help customers save money on future power bills.”
VEC customers who are not eligible for FEMA assistance can also receive cash rebates for energy efficiency improvements.

To find out more about either program, contact Kristy Kelly at 423-334-7055.