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NES Power News2014 | 5/21/14

What is a Lineman?

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

And You Thought Only Cowboys Have Rodeos

NES Linemen team at APPA Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo

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

Spring Storm Tips

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.

NES Power News2014 | 5/14/14

Looking Ahead to Warm Weather

We understand extreme weather poses a financial burden to everyone. As temps begin to rise, we want to help you stay cool and better manage your bill.

Quick actions anyone can take include:

  • Keep windows and blinds closed on the sunny side of your home and open on the shady side.
  • Change and clean air filters once a season, just like the mechanic does in your car during an oil change. This will help your HVAC run more efficiently and keep your electricity bill down.

Have you been a residential customer for more than 12 months? Consider Balanced Billing to maintain a consistent bill throughout the year, based on your billing history. This will help you better manage your finances when bills typically tend to spike.