NES Green Team
NES is taking steps to further its focus on environmental sustainability. The NES Green Team was formed to implement various green initiatives within the company and reduce NES' overall impact on the environment.
Ethanol & Bio-Diesel Vehicles
NES has 108 light-duty vehicles and trucks, used by field employees, which are capable of running on E85 ethanol and bio-diesel unleaded fuels. An E85 tank is on-site for company drivers to fill up before heading out to work. NES is one of the first companies in Middle Tennessee to have a tank of this kind.
Renewable Transformer Oil
NES has demonstrated its environmental commitment by switching from petroleum-based mineral oil to a renewable source - soybean oil - in all new distribution transformers. Soy-based oil is biodegradable, non-toxic and much more fire resistant than mineral oil.
NES recycles and reuses equipment and supplies that are used every day to provide electricity to the Nashville area. Recycled materials include scrap metal, light bulbs and utility poles.
The NES Environmental Team hosts a semi-annual roundtable to discuss current environmental concerns. Guest speakers include regulatory officials, utility interest groups, manufacturers, and employees from other utilities. NES believes it's crucial to stay up-to-date on alternative approaches to compliance.
Kids Korner Energy Education
When children are taught positive energy-saving habits at a young age, they become better consumers and more responsible citizens. Learn what Edison says about alternative energy sources in Kids Korner. And, check out the Energy Efficiency section to become an Energy Super Saver.
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