Certified Green Energy Production Facilities
*NEW* The law establishing the Certified Green Energy Production Facility tax credit was amended during the 2022 legislative session to expand the credit to apply to all projects installing clean energy technology that produce electricity for use ON and OFF the premises as well as for storage paired with clean energy technology. Previously, the tax credit was available only to clean energy technology producing electricity for use off premises. The application form has been updated as of July 1, 2022, to reflect this change; please use the updated form below when applying for certification from TDEC.**
A Certified Green Energy Production Facility is a facility certified by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) as producing or storing electricity using clean energy technology. Clean energy technology is technology used to generate energy from geothermal, hydrogen, solar, and wind sources. Taxpayers may take a credit, apply for a refund of taxes paid, or apply for authority to make tax-exempt purchases of machinery and equipment used to produce electricity in a Certified Green Energy Production Facility. (Tenn. Code Ann. Sections 67-6-346 and 67-4-2004). See also, Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-4-2108 relative to exempt property.
TDEC oversees the process for eligible Green Energy Production Facilities to apply to become a certified renewable energy production facility. Applications are accepted year-round. TDEC began receiving Certified Green Energy Production Facility applications in April 2011 from companies across the state. TDEC reviews each application to determine if the application will meet the criteria for a Certified Green Energy Production facility. Eligible entities meeting criteria are notified that TDEC determines them to be a Certified Green Energy Production Facility, and, if applicable, these applications are then sent to the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Please use these helpful links to assist you in the application process:
The Supplemental Green Energy Production Facility Tax Form is required to accompany your application to the Department of Environment and Conservation and is forwarded to the Department of Revenue.
View more information regarding the Tennessee Department of Revenue.
TDEC maintains a list detailing the number of approved Certified Green Energy Production Facilities per month. The information relating to approved Certified Green Energy Production Facilities is updated monthly and can be seen below. Months with a dashed line have no certified applications.