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NES Power News2014 | 5/22/14
The American Public Power Association awarded NES the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Diamond status, the electric industry’s highest designation for achievement in four key areas: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. We received a perfect score of 100 from the review panel.
NES Power News2014 | 5/21/14
You typically only hear about or see linemen when NES works hard to restore power after a storm or accident. But did you know that linemen have one of the most dangerous jobs in America? Tasked with being a Jack of All Trades, a lineman must have working knowledge of a variety of jobs. They are the heroes of NES who help us provide safe and reliable power to Middle Tennessee.
John Thomas, a field superintendent at NES, speaks directly to the spirit of NES: “Linemen have a keen sense of help. They’re not in it for the reward or recognition. All they want to do is help. It doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas Day or ten degrees below zero, they’re always willing and ready to work.”
NES Power News2014 | 5/19/14
NES linemen displayed their work ethic, personal strength and safety skills at the APPA Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo. The NES linemen team placed third overall in the 4kV Four Bell Change Out event. Other events included the hurt man rescue, insulator changes, disconnects, transformer swaps, repairs and installs. Visit our 2014 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo Facebook Album for more info.
NES Power News2014 | 5/16/14
As most anyone in Middle Tennessee already knows, we’re deep into tornado season. Tornadoes may strike quickly with little or no warning. They can appear nearly transparent until dust and debris are picked up or a cloud forms in the funnel. That’s why it’s most important to pay attention to local news and weather alerts to always be prepared.
Prior to a storm, NES reminds you to:
- Learn how to shut off gas, water and electricity to your home in the event of an emergency. This could make a world of difference in reducing the overall damage.
- Assume downed lines are live and report them to 911 immediately. Bright blue- or green-colored flashes near the ground can indicate snapped power lines, though these signs are not always prevalent.