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NES Power News2014 | 7/1/14

NES Employee is Recipient of Gail Kerr HRCules Award

Senior Engineer Rashed Fakhruddin

Senior Engineer Rashed Fakhruddin was awarded the Gail Kerr HRCules Award by the Metro Human Relations Commission for his extensive efforts to promote multicultural awareness. This award is given monthly to Middle Tennesseans who are heroes for human relations. Its namesake, Gail Kerr, served as a champion for those voices needing to be heard. In addition to his post on the Leadership Nashville Alumni Board of Directors, Mr. Fakhruddin is also the assistant director of education and outreach at the Islamic Center of Nashville, vice chair of the local chapter of American Muslim Advisory Council and a member of YWCA’s Engaging Men Against Violence initiative. The award ceremony is Monday, July 21.

NES Power News2014 | 6/19/14

NES Recognized for Groundbreaking Demand Response Program

NES received the UTC Apex award for its innovative voltage control program put in place to assist TVA with meeting financial and reliability goals. Faced with rising costs of wholesale power and reduction in TVA’s available generating capacity, NES utilized voltage reduction to reduce energy demand without impacting customers. Since April 2011, NES has operated its voltage reduction to account for over $5.3M in avoided wholesale demand charges. The Utilities Telecom Council is a global trade association that supports and promotes the telecommunications and IT needs of utilities.

NES Power News2014 | 6/19/14

Biking for a Cause

As a proud sponsor of Tour de Nash hosted by Walk/Bike Nashville, NES team members explored Music City in Nashville’s largest urban bicycle tour. The event celebrated the grand opening of U.S. Bicycle Route 23, a statewide bicycle touring route through town. See our Facebook album for photos.

Press Releases2014 | 6/13/14

NES Hires David Van Hooser as Vice President & CIO

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Electric Service (NES) welcomes David Van Hooser as Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

He replaces Vic Hatridge, who retired after 20 years at NES.

As Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Van Hooser is responsible for strategic and tactical direction, staff and resource management, system support and maintenance. In addition to managing the current IT infrastructure, he is responsible for finding affordable and effective ways to modernize NES’ technology and data systems, allowing it to continue providing safe and reliable power to Middle Tennessee.

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