3.22.17 - Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) was awarded $500,000 from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam as part of the Site Development Grant Program, part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act passed in 2016, helps communities prepare industrial sites for businesses.
01.18.17 - Telephone scammers are targeting utility customers in our local area.
04.13.16 - To exceed customer expectations and keep up with changing technologies, BTES continues to look for ways to improve existing services and programs for BTES customers.
07.11.14 - BTES is warning its customers about a scam that attempts to steal money using telephone calls threatening power disconnection unless a credit card number is given over the phone or a pre-paid gift card is purchased at a nearby retailer like CVS, Walgreens, the Dollar Tree and Walmart.
06.06.14 - As faster Internet speeds are becoming more important for your Internet connection, BTES researched the possibility of adding faster speeds, including 60Mbps and 80Mbps, and upgrading those customers who currently subscribe to BTES’ Internet service to the next higher speed.
02.13.14 - Late Tuesday evening BTES experienced a fire on the satellite dish due to a heating element malfunction.
02.13.14 - When the artic cold hit and people needed power, TVA and its customers met the challenge.
01.24.2014 - TVA met a record-breaking winter demand for electricity Friday morning with an estimated 33,345 megawatts.
01.23.2014 - Frigid temperatures are causing high demand for electricity. TVA and BTES are asking for your help to reduce electricity usage.
01.09.2014 - Telephone scammers are targeting utility customers in our local area.
03.26.2013 - BTES is one of 90 of the nation's more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn RP3 recognition from APPA.
11.20.2012 - BTES has earned the prestigious Excellence Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee recognition program administered by TNCPE.
11.19.2012 - BTES announced that 1 Gigabit broadband service is now available to all BTES' 33,000 electric customers.
11.16.2012 - Dr. Mike Browder, CEO of Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES), was the keynote speaker at the Association of Global Business and the International Academy of Linguistics, Behavioral and Social Sciences Annual Conference held in Washington, DC November 15-17
08.10.2012 - A multi-state scam has targeted utility customers across the country and in our local area.
07.14.2011 - The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
05.04.2011 - Bristol Tennessee joined an elite group of locations identified by a recent Deloitte Consulting study as a TVA pre-qualifier for a data center site.