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Press Releases2014 | 7/18/14

Energy Savers Workshop Attendance Up 70 Percent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Twenty-six households attended last month’s Neighborhood Energy Savers Workshop held at the Donelson-Hermitage YMCA. This free workshop offered by Nashville Electric Service (NES) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), was the first in the summer series of workshops being held in June, July and August.

June attendance was up 70 percent from 2013 with the successful launch of NES’ summer “Be Cool” campaign, urging customers to attend a workshop to learn easy, energy-efficient improvements because “high energy bills are lame, but you can be cool.”

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NES Power News2014 | 7/17/14

Local High School Goes Solar through Green Power Providers

Ensworth High School recently completed the installation of a solar power roof located on the school’s theater. Ensworth is a participant in the Green Power Providers program, in which TVA buys back the solar electricity they generate. Green Power Providers is one of several renewable energy programs that NES partners with TVA to offer in order to harness the power of natural resources like the sun and wind.

NES Power News2014 | 7/17/14

Radnor Lake Aviary Project

Radnor Lake Aviary Project

Two years ago, NES began donating wooden poles to help construct a boardwalk and several exhibit cages for a new aviary at the Radnor Lake State Natural Area. The cages will be used to house injured owls, hawks and other birds before they are returned to their natural habitats.

The aviary will take place in three phases over several years. Phase 1 is the construction of a boardwalk and six cages to house raptors (owls, hawks and other birds of prey). Phase 2 is the completion of the permitting process and securing a bald eagle from the U.S. Government. Phase 3 is a flight pen and rehab center, which will allow rangers to undergo rehab training for treating injured birds and returning them to the wild.

The aviary project is one of the most significant undertakings of any state park in the system. NES is proud to be part of the construction efforts with the donation of utility poles. A grand opening celebration is planned for the fall.

NES Power News2014 | 7/17/14

The KaBoom! Playground Build

As an outgrowth of NES’ participation in a corporate social responsibility group, NES and other program volunteers partnered with KaBoom! to build a new playground for the Grace M. Eaton Early Learning Center on June 20. KaBoom! is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids living in poverty by building safe areas for children to play.

NES volunteers helped assemble equipment, paint, build benches, move mulch, and mix and set concrete. The NES team included Tim Kinkead, Herb DeBerry, Lisa Reasonover, Bryan Lillard, Tony Viglietti, Stephanie Walton, Rashed Fakhruddin and Laura Tidwell. Visit the NES Facebook album for additional photos and our YouTube channel for a video of the KaBoom! build.