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About NES

Nashville Electric Service is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to over 370,000 customers in Middle Tennessee. Since 1939, we have been committed to providing safe and reliable power in a financially responsible way.

Providing Reliable Power

NES is among only four percent of all public utilities in the country to receive the Reliable Public Power Providers Diamond Award, the industry‚Äôs highest honor for offering safe and reliable electricity to customers.

One major factor in providing continuous power is regular tree maintenance near power lines and electrical equipment. Learn more about our trimming guidelines

Staying Safe Around Electricity

Be prepared for severe weather and potential power outages, and always be aware of possible electrical hazards. Follow these important precautions to keep you and your family safe.

Protecting the Environment

NES is focused on both environmental stewardship and helping customers reduce their energy load. Learn more about our green programs.

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NES Leadership

The Electric Power Board is comprised of five members who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Metro Council to serve five-year staggered terms without pay.

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Robert Campbell, Jr.
Board Chair
Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
Robert McCabe
Vice Chair
Chairman, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Irma Paz-Bernstein
Owner, Las Paletas
Samuel Howard 
Chairman, Phoenix Holdings, Inc.
Carolyn W. Schott
Partner, Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC

2016 Board Meetings

2016 Committee Meetings

January 27

January 21      

February 24

February 18

March 23

March 17

April 27

April 21

May 25

May 19

June 22

June 16

July 27*

July 21

August 24

August 18

September 28

September 22

October 26

October 20

November 23

November 17

December 21

No Committee Meetings

All meetings will begin at 8 a.m. *The annual meeting of the Electric Power Board will be held immediately following the Civil Service Board meeting on July 27.


Decosta Jenkins
NES President and CEO

Decosta Jenkins was appointed President and CEO in September 2004. He joined NES in 1991. Prior to that, Jenkins spent 11 years with Deloitte and Touche. Jenkins is a member and past treasurer of the Nashville Downtown Exchange Club and is board chairman of Samaritan Ministries/Project S.E.E. Jenkins serves on the boards of TN Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction, Goodwill Industries, Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, Nashville Bank & Trust, YMCA of Middle Tennessee, Salvation Army, and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.