NES’ Statement On Dec. 9, 2023 Storms

We at NES are devastated by this weekend’s deadly storms that swept through Middle Tennessee. Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones, sustained injuries and were displaced due to Saturday’s violent tornadoes. In the aftermath of the storms, Nashvillians proved yet again that we are stronger together. As our crews continue to restore power to our remaining customers with outages, we thank both our crews and customers for their resilience.

Following the storm, NES’ equipment and facilities faced extensive damage from direct storm hits. Over 189 power poles were broken, infrastructure throughout Middle Tennessee required thorough repairs, and most notably, the North Substation was lit aflame when hit by the tornado.

Over the past week, 300 linemen have worked rotating 24-hour shifts to help restore power to approximately 48,000 NES customers impacted by the storm. NES crews were joined by contract crews from Georgia, Kentucky and Indiana. We are grateful for our linemen, who endured both dangerous and freezing conditions to help the Nashville community get re-energized as quickly and safely as possible.

We are especially thankful for our customers who have been extremely patient and encouraging, both to our crews in person and on our various social media platforms. We are extremely proud to call Nashville home – we are continually amazed by the city’s resilience and compassion and are honored to serve Music City.