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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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June 23, 2020
BrightRidge holds electric rates flat for a second year; continues coronavirus aid

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge Directors approved a Fiscal Year 2021 budget for the utility that does not raise electric rates for a second year in a row, while the Tennessee Valley Authority is also expected to keep wholesale power rates flat for the next 12 months. Further, BrightRidge customers are realizing lower power bills due to…

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June 23, 2020
BrightRidge Broadband FY 2021 budget funds big push to add serviceable locations

JOHNSON CITY – Entering the third year rollout, BrightRidge Broadband has more than 17,000 serviceable locations and the company is undertaking a major push in the next 12 months to add 13,000 serviceable locations in its 2021 budget just approved by the BrightRidge Board of Directors. Boones Creek and Gray will see in the biggest…

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June 19, 2020
BrightRidge tree trimming work to require Browns Mill Road lane closure

JOHNSON CITY – Weather permitting, BrightRidge tree trimming contractors will be working along Browns Mill Road from the intersection of Carroll Creek Road to the intersection of Chickasaw Street on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This maintenance work to improve system reliability will require a lane closure. Motorists are advised…

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June 12, 2020
Motorists should expect rolling roadblocks due to utility work on Sunday and Tuesday

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge will be pulling static wire across Interstate 26 near University Parkway on Sunday, June 14 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. as well as conductor wire on Tuesday, June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on TN Highway 36/North Roan Street near the intersection with West Oakland Avenue. Both projects will require rolling roadblocks…

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May 27, 2020
BrightRidge invests another $50,000 in RegionAHEAD fund; challenges other utilities to match

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday evening to invest another $50,000 with the RegionAHEAD fund to assist small businesses as the region begins to fully reopen the economy, while issuing a challenge to other regional electric utilities – public and private – to match the investment.

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May 4, 2020
BrightRidge, TVA issue Renewable Energy Certificates to BrightRidge Solar customers

JOHNSON CITY – After a full year of electric generation at the region’s first solar farm in Telford, BrightRidge and the Tennessee Valley Authority are issuing 840 Renewable Energy Certificates to 62 BrightRidge Solar participants, including Washington County Schools. Constructed in partnership with BrightRidge, TVA and Nashville-based…

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April 29, 2020
BrightRidge invests $50,000 in RegionAHEAD fund; partners with TVA on Heisse Johnson Hand Up Fund

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday evening to invest $50,000 with the RegionAHEAD fund to assist struggling small businesses and partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Community Care Fund to enhance aid to residential customers through the Heisse Johnson Hand Up Fund.

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March 24, 2020
BrightRidge moves to electronic meetings amid COVID-19 public health concerns

JOHNSON CITY – Operating under authority of Executive Order 16 signed Friday by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, BrightRidge will now conduct all Board of Director meetings electronically at least through the duration of the Order. BrightRidge, organized as a public political subdivision of the State of Tennessee, will conduct its meetings…

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March 20, 2020
BrightRidge Suspends Walk-In Service

JOHNSON CITY – Due to the unprecedented circumstances in our service area, BrightRidge will close its walk-in customer service lobby effective Monday, March 23, 2020. BrightRidge urges all customers to use its online and phone-based customer service options or drive-through lanes at its 2600 Boones Creek Road offices. In addition…

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