Nashville, TN, Feb. 13, 2006 — Nashville Electric Service (NES) has received a certificate of recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its participation in the Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases program. NES voluntarily monitors, documents and reduces the emission of greenhouse gases.
NES has been involved with the program since 1996. Specifically, NES has been able to reduce its emission of greenhouse gases by converting older portions of the electric system, purchasing distribution transformers that are more efficient, and through the utility’s urban reforestation program. This work has resulted in an approximate seven percent reduction in emissions since their first report in 1996.
“We want to voluntarily report and monitor our use. We are committed to searching for ways to reduce sources of greenhouse gases when possible,” said Decosta Jenkins, NES President & CEO.
Nashville Electric Service is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to more than 340,000 customers in Middle Tennessee.