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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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August 22, 2023
BrightRidge, TVA, Silicon Ranch & LightWave Solar ‘Flip the Switch’ on new Solar Learning Lab

JOHNSON CITY – Officials with BrightRidge, Silicon Ranch, LightWave Solar and the Tennessee Valley Authority joined together Tuesday afternoon to Flip the Switch on a new Solar Learning Lab at BrightRidge’s 2600 Boones Creek Road campus. The Solar Learning Lab will produce 500 kW of energy, sufficient to power the…

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June 28, 2023
BrightRidge Board approves balanced FY 2024 budgets; budgets $1.3 million for customer credits

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge unanimously adopted a balanced Fiscal Year 2024 budget this week without an increase in local electric or broadband rates. With the budget balanced, the BrightRidge Board of Directors voted to return $1.3 million to residential and small commercial customers through July bill credits.

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A metal sculpture with colorful geometric shapes, including blue, green, and red, attached to its branches, stands illuminated at night in front of a modern building with large windows.
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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May 5, 2023
Tennessee Valley Authority awards $125,000 to 11 schools within Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Tennessee Valley Authority has awarded $125,000 to 11 individual schools within the Washington County School system as part of TVA’s School Uplift program. In total, TVA has awarded $2.6 million in grants to 64 schools across the Southeast for HVAC upgrades and energy efficiency training…

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March 28, 2023
BrightRidge breaks ground for new Solar Learning Lab

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge, Silicon Ranch Corporation, LightWave Solar, LLC and the Tennessee Valley Authority broke ground Tuesday on a new solar learning lab at BrightRidge’s 2600 Boones Creek Road campus. The Solar Lab will produce 498.4 MWh annually which will offset 100% of the usage for its Administration Building.

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January 27, 2023
BrightRidge Broadband posts 10,000 subscribers; access available to 30,000 locations

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge Broadband exceeded 10,000 subscribers to its nation-leading next generation broadband service this week, a major milestone for the nearly four-year-old startup service by BrightRidge. Currently, BrightRidge Broadband has infrastructure in place to serve nearly 30,000 locations in Washington County…

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January 13, 2023
BrightRidge & TVA to cut ribbon on Smart Poles project Saturday morning at Founders Park

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge and the Tennessee Valley Authority will cut the ribbon Saturday morning at 11 a.m. on 49 “Smart” Poles that have been installed just in time for the holidays at Founder’s Park and King Commons in downtown Johnson City. The ribbon cutting will occur during the Holiday Market at the Founder’s Park Pavilion…

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January 13, 2023
Rolling roadblock scheduled for fiber pull across I-26 Sunday morning

JOHNSON CITY – Motorists should expect rolling roadblocks on Interstate-26 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Sunday to permit the placement of broadband fiber crossing the interstate between Exit 20 at North Roan Street and Exit 22 at Watauga & Unaka avenues. Rolling roadblocks allow traffic to be slowed or temporarily stopped…

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December 21, 2022
BrightRidge posts 32nd clean audit, continued growth amid record return to customers

JOHNSON CITY – Blackburn, Childers & Steagall auditors issued a clean opinion for Fiscal Year 2022, marking BrightRidge’s 32nd year with a clean audit and strong balance sheet as BrightRidge prepares to refund nearly $3.46 million to customers. “BrightRidge has now posted four straight years without a local rate increase…

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