NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville Electric Service (NES) recently received a certificate of recognition from the U. S. Department of Energy for its participation in the Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases program. NES has agreed to voluntarily monitor, document, and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
NES has been a participant in this program since 1996. Specific programs that have helped NES reduce its emission of greenhouse gases include converting older portions of the electric system to more efficient equipment, purchasing distribution transformers that are more efficient, and the utility’s urban reforestation program. NES has realized an approximate eight percent reduction in emissions since its first report in 1996.
“This program is in concert with our environmental philosophy,” said Don Kohanski, NES President & CEO. “We want to voluntarily report and monitor our use. In addition, we are committed to searching for ways to reduce sources of greenhouse gases when possible.”
NES is one of the 11 largest public electric utilities in the nation, serving approximately 330,000 customers in Nashville and the surrounding area.