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About NES

Who We Are

Welcome to Nashville Electric Service! Serving Middle Tennessee since 1939, NES is dedicated to providing safe and reliable power to the city we call home. Nashville is full of stars, from the music industry to professional sports, but also brightly shining in Music City are business pioneers, brilliant medical researchers and devoted educators. With sometimes as many tourists as residents, NES serves Nashville with an inclusive focus on all customers and all individual needs.
As one of the 11 largest utilities in the nation, NES distributes power to nearly 430,000 customers, including all of Nashville and Davidson County and parts of the six surrounding counties, covering 700 square miles. NES employees are committed to maintaining nearly 5,900 miles of distribution and transmission lines daily.

NES is supplied with electricity by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a public power company that sells electricity on a nonprofit basis to 153 local power companies.

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

Each year, NES continues to grow to accommodate an increasing population in Middle Tennessee. Growth includes infrastructure and technology upgrades to provide customers with the highest level of service. Additionally, NES is committed to listening to customers’ needs. Music City Solar, Nashville’s first community solar park, and Home Uplift were created to offer renewable and energy efficient opportunities. 

NES is certified by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Line USA utility for its quality tree care, annual worker training and public education program. NES also partners with the Metro Tree Advisory Committee, the Nashville Tree Foundation and the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.

The nearly 1,000 employees of Nashville Electric Service take pride in keeping Music City shining. It is our core mission to provide safe, reliable and cost-efficient power to all customers. This is not just a job for us. It is a commitment and at every level of our company, we care. Should you have any reason to get in touch with us, please call us directly at 615-736-6900.

Our Board

The Electric Power Board is comprised of five members who are appointed by the Mayor of Nashville and confirmed by the Metro Council to service five-year staggered terms without pay. To reach any of our board members, click on any image below. 

Board Chair
Law Professor
Vanderbilt University
Vice Chair
Community Volunteer
Board Member
President & CEO
Urban League of Middle Tennessee
Board Member
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Board Member
Chief Information Officer

Board Meeting Schedule

All NES regular board and committee meetings will be held onsite and streamed online until further notice. Board and committee meetings are open to the public. Committee meetings will begin at 8 a.m. with board meetings to immediately follow unless noted otherwise. A Nashville Electric Service customer who wishes to address the board must make request by email to the Board Secretary at [email protected] to learn more about providing comment. 

Click here to join us for our monthly meetings on the NES YouTube page. Select "Live Now" broadcast.

2023 Schedule
 Wednesday, January 25                        Wednesday, July 26*                              
 Wednesday, February 22  Wednesday, August 23
 Wednesday, March 22  Wednesday, September 27
 Wednesday, April 26  Wednesday, October 25
 Wednesday, May 24  Wednesday, November 15
 Wednesday, June 28  Wednesday, December 13

Our President

Teresa Broyles-Aplin was appointed President and CEO in June 2022. She joined NES in 2006 and served as the Chief Financial Officer. Broyles-Aplin spent many years in public accounting with most of that time being in the assurance and advisory practice of Deloitte. She has extensive merger and acquisition experience. She has broad experience with Securities and Exchange Commission filings and was an integral member of several initial public offering teams. She serves on the Board and Governance Committees for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in addition to being the chair of the board for the downtown YMCA. She has been awarded the Belmont Massey Graduate School Distinguished Graduate Award and the CFO of the Year award by the Nashville Business Journal.   

If you are a member of the media and need to get in touch with our Corporate Communications team, please contact us through the following methods. Email: [email protected] | Phone: 615-351-4530