The Tennessee Valley Authority is offering incentives to businesses and schools that install viruses killing UV technology.
UVC light is a short wavelength ultraviolet light used around the world to disinfect the air in hospitals and laboratories. Studies show it is 99.9 percent lethal to bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, TVA says the same technology is ideal for schools, offices, and retail locations to help keep people healthy.
According to manager Jason Snyder, a TVA Preferred Partners Network professional can install germicidal lights into the ductwork of many existing commercial HVAC systems.
Customers who use TVA's provider network can receive a $30 per ton incentive toward the adoption of approved UV technologies that directly combat COVID-19.
TVA is asking school personnel to contact their local power company or visit TVA's website for more information.