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June 14, 2023

BrightRidge honored by TVA for investment in energy saving programs

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge was honored at is regular Board of Directors meeting this week with the 2022 Investing in Our Future Award from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for its exceptional efforts to support eleven local schools in TVA EnergyRight’s School Uplift program. “Our Energy Services personnel are constantly looking for…

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Fast charger ribbon cutting ceremony
June 4, 2024
BrightRidge, Johnson City unveil first publicly available Level 3 EV Charger

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge, the City of Johnson City, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation celebrated an important milestone for electric vehicle adoption in the region with a Thursday morning ribbon-cutting of the first public Level 3 EV fast charger in Johnson City and Washington County.

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June 4, 2024
BrightRidge Broadband earns $6.86 million Tennessee Middle Mile grant to serve thousands of rural residents

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge Broadband will be extending nation-leading fiber optic broadband service to 1,868 unserved homes in Washington County and 199 unserved homes in Greene County over the next 30 months, with the total $9.54 million project also providing service to another 3,826 homes along the Middle Mile…

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March 8, 2024
BrightRidge presents Solar School participation award to Board of Education

JONESBOROUGH – BrightRidge presented a Solar School participation award of $76,776 to the Washington County Board of Education at Thursday’s board meeting, larger than the $47,079 award in 2023 as production rose at Martin Solar Farm. “We believe distributed solar generation in partnership with high-quality producers saves money…

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January 16, 2024
TVA, BrightRidge ask customers to reduce electric usage where possible

JOHNSON CITY – The Tennessee Valley Authority and BrightRidge are asking customers to reduce their electrical usage where possible as temperatures continue to fall. The measure, formally called Emergency Load Control Plan Step 20, is an appeal to customers to begin voluntary load reductions where possible.

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January 11, 2024
UPDATE DELAYED DUE TO WEATHER …. BrightRidge asks customers to hold electronic payments Saturday, notify of outages Monday and Tuesday

JOHNSON CITY – Technology upgrades will impact the BrightRidge SmartHub mobile application and other electronic payment systems on Saturday while automated metering system improvements will temporarily impact automated outage notification on Monday and Tuesday.

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December 21, 2023
BrightRidge holds the line on costs for customers despite inflation; Posts clean audit

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge has directly discounted nearly $5.1 million in electric sales to its customers over the last three years, while maintaining well below national average electric rates, launching a Broadband division and assembling its 33rd clean audit in a row, according to the latest accounting review of the company…

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A group of adults and children pose with a large check for $12,500 from BrightRidge to the Boys & Girls Club. The event takes place indoors, in a classroom or community center setting.
October 11, 2023

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge and the Tennessee Valley Authority joined together Tuesday afternoon to donate $82,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Johnson City/Washington County to expand a STEM lab with a 48-student waiting list. “We are pleased to be able to provide this donation, eliminating a waiting list…

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October 11, 2023
Brightridge, Pike Electric host Live Line Training for area First Responders

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge was honored to host 200 area police, fire and emergency medical first responders, line worker students and other community members on Tuesday for a Live Line Demonstration event conducted by Pike Electric. BrightRidge would like to thank Pike safety trainers Andy Cleary, Mike Blevins and Kevin Hamm…

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September 11, 2023
Rolling roadblock slated for Tuesday afternoon on North Roan Street

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge contractors will be conducting a rolling roadblock impacting all lanes from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, in the vicinity of Hillside Road and Hemlock Lane on North Roan Street. The work is part of a continual BrightRidge program to improve electric system reliability…

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