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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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January 13, 2022
BrightRidge, Silicon Ranch and TVA Flip the Switch on new 9 MWAC Solar Farm

JONESBOROUGH – BrightRidge, Silicon Ranch, and the Tennessee Valley Authority flipped the switch Thursday on the new Martin Solar Farm in western Washington County, inaugurating clean energy generation from the second solar farm constructed in the BrightRidge service area. The 9-megawatt (MWAC) facility is named in honor of…

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December 15, 2021
BrightRidge posts 31st clean audit; strong growth in Electric & Broadband divisions

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge auditors Blackburn, Childers & Steagall offered a clean opinion on the 2021 fiscal year, marking the company’s 31st year without financial reporting deficiencies, as the electric division posted a higher customer count and lower operating expenses, while BrightRidge Broadband posted strong growth in both…

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November 24, 2021
BrightRidge approves $1.3 million recovery credit on February power bills; joins TVA to donate $150,000 to Hand Up Fund

JOHNSON CITY – For a second year in a row, BrightRidge will give customers a $1.32 million Pandemic Recovery Credit that will save residential and small commercial customers as much as 10 percent on their February power bills, typically the heaviest usage month of the year. “We are grateful for the economic recovery in our…

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June 24, 2021
BrightRidge holds electric rates flat, embarks on major Smart Grid investment and accelerates broadband deployment in FY 22 budget

JOHNSON CITY – For a third year in a row, BrightRidge’s fiscal year 2022 budget contains no increase in retail electric rates, with the adopted budget also funding a major push towards a smarter electric distribution grid while BrightRidge Broadband has accelerated its build out plan by a full 12 months. Meeting in regular session Tuesday…

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June 15, 2021
Outage planned Wednesday morning for Colonial Heights area

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge has a planned electric system outage scheduled for the Colonial Heights area on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The outage will allow BrightRidge crews to replace conductor wire and will affect service to approximately 120 customers. Customers affected include those residing on Hillandale Drive…

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June 8, 2021
BrightRidge and Silicon Ranch break ground on first solar project under TVA flexibility program

JONESBOROUGH — BrightRidge, Silicon Ranch, and the Tennessee Valley Authority held a ceremony Tuesday to break ground on a new solar farm that is now under construction in western Washington County. The 9-megawatt (MWAC) facility will be named the Martin Solar Farm in honor of the late Ralph Martin, who served for many…

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April 5, 2021
Outage planned Tuesday for neighborhoods in vicinity of Rotary & Civitan Park

JOHNSON CITY – About 120 downtown Johnson City electric system customers are scheduled for a planned outage Tuesday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as weather permits. The outage will permit BrightRidge crews to safely replace conductor wire which provides electric service to the area. The outage will impact Johnson City’s…

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March 24, 2021
BrightRidge recognized by APPA as Reliable Public Power Provider

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge has been recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® by the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. The RP3 Platinum designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that clearly demonstrate proficiency in…

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January 28, 2021
BrightRidge announces Pandemic Relief Credit on February bill statements

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge Directors voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to extend a $1.2 million BrightRidge Pandemic Relief Credit to all residential and small commercial power customers. The one-time credit will appear for most customers on February power bills. Residential and small commercial customers can expect estimated savings…

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