About NES

Nashville Electric Service is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to more than 400,000 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 McCabe
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Clint Gray
Owner, Slim & Husky's
Irma Paz-Bernstein,
Vice Chair
Owner, Las Paletas
W. Schott
Board Chair
Partner, Sherrard, Roe, Voigt & Harbison, PLC  

2020 Board Meetings 2020 Committee Meetings
January 22 January 16
February 26 February 20
March 25 March 19
April 22 April 16 - cancelled
May 27 May 21
June 24 June 24
July 22* July 22
August 26 August 26
September 23 September 23
October 28 October 28
November 25 November 25
December 16 No Committee Meetings
Until further notice, all NES meetings will be held online. To view, click here on the corresponding date and time. The link takes you to the NES YouTube page. Then click on the "Live Now" broadcast. 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 22.


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, Truxton Trust, YMCA of Middle Tennessee, Salvation Army, American Public Power Association and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.