Commercial Rates

Current Power Rates (Summer)

Fuel Cost Adjustment -0.187 cents per kWh 
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA) has increased for August. It will have an average effect of approximately- $1.87 and -$1.83 per 1,000 kilowatt hours of usage.

Demand Charges Supplying energy requires meeting each customer's highest demand for power. The demand charge, per kilowatt (kW), is applied to a customer's maximum kW demand. NES averages the customer's instantaneous demands over each half hour interval throughout the billing cycle. The charge is based on the highest half hour of power used during that month.


Tax Exemption Status
Organizations can submit a copy of their tax exemption certificate via email to, by fax to 615-732-6774 or by mail to Nashville Electric Service, Budget & Rates, 1214 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37246.

General Manufacturing Credit
This credit is available for GSA-3 customers classified with SIC codes 2000 through 3999. The credit is applied as $.01076 per kWh, $1.38 per kW for the first 1,000 kW of metered demand, and $1.63 per kW for additional kW of metered demand above 1,000 kW.

Additional Documents
Terms and Conditions (5,000 KW or less demand)
Sample GSA Power Contract

Understanding TVA Seasonal Rates

TVA charges customers a higher rate in the summer (June- September) and winter (December-March) when it costs the most to produce power because of increased customer usage. Rates are lower during transitional months (April-May & October-November).

What does it mean for my bill?
Customers typically use more electricity in the summer and winter and less during transitional months which will result in higher bills in the summer and winter due to the seasonal rate change. The degree of the impact will depend on the customer’s usage during those months.

Why does it cost TVA more to produce power in the summer and winter?
During mild weather, TVA can get by using its hydroelectric dams, coal units and nuclear units to meet the demand for electricity. These are the cheapest ways for TVA to generate power. On a hot day, TVA must add its natural gas-fired power plants and purchase additional power from other generators to meet the demand. These are the most expensive ways to produce power.

NES rates are regulated by the Tennessee Valley Authority.