About NES

Nashville Electric Service is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to over 380,000 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
Board Chair
Chairman, Pinnacle Financial Partners 
Samuel Howard
Vice Chair 
Phoenix Holdings, Inc.
Irma Paz-Bernstein
Owner, Las Paletas  
Robert Campbell, Jr.
Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis  
Carolyn W. Schott
Partner, Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC  

2017 Board Meetings 2017 Committee Meetings
January 25 January 19
February 22 February 16
March 22 March 16
April 26 April 20
May 24 May 18
July 5 June 22
July 26* July 20
August 23 August 17
September 27 September 21
October 25 October 19
November 22 November 16
December 20 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 26.

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.