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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 420,000 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 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 a growing 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 NES Home Energy Uplift were created in 2018 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
Founder & Owner
Las Paletas
Vice Chair
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Board Member
Community Volunteer
Board Member
Slim & Husky's
Board Member
Law Professor
Vanderbilt University

Board Meeting Schedule

*All NES board and committee meetings will be held onsite and streamed online until further notice. Board and committee meetings are open to the general public with social distancing measures in place. Committee meetings will begin at 8 a.m. with board meetings to immediately follow.

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

2021 Schedule
 January 27                         July 28*                              
 February 24  August 25
 March 24  September 22
 April 28  October 27
 May 26  November 24
 June 23  December 15

Our President

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 the American Public Power Association and Samaritan Ministries/Project S.E.E. Jenkins serves on the boards of TN Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction, Goodwill Industries, Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, Truxton Trust, YMCA of Middle Tennessee, Salvation Army and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
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