NES Earns “Most Dependable” Award

At Nashville Electric Service (NES), our mission is to provide you with safe, reliable power. But, what does that really mean?

According to Webster’s dictionary, reliable is defined as being “able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed; able to be relied on.” That’s what we strive to do every single day.

Even when school’s out for summer, our job continues 24/7, 365 days a year. And, our latest report card has arrived. NES received a perfect score of 100 from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for excellence in reliability, safety, work force development and system improvement.

Because of that perfect score, NES has been awarded the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Diamond status for the fourth straight time. It’s the electric industry’s highest designation and only four percent of all public utilities in the country have achieved this status.

“The RP3 award is a tremendous distinction for NES and is a reflection of the dedication and skill of our employees,” said Decosta Jenkins, NES president & CEO. “Providing reliable power safely to Middle Tennessee is a high-risk job, and it is our most important endeavor.”

The RP3 program represents a high level of service to the community and a model of safe and reliable utility operations.

If we had to spell it all out, that means when you flip the light switch, you can count on NES to be there. Class dismissed.

About APPA

Located in Washington, D.C., APPA is the national organization representing over 2,000 not-for-profit community- and state-owned electric utilities.