BTES to Use Specialized Equipment for Right of Way Improvements 2021

Thursday May 6, 2021

Our customers may notice BTES and our tree trimming crews contracted through Asplundh conducting right of way clearance around our subtransmission lines (power lines that interconnect substations) as

BTES HONORED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SAFETY PRACTICES

Thursday May 6, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2021 - BTES has earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2020. The utility earned the first-place aw

BTES & City of Bristol Break Ground to Develop Pad-Ready Sites

Thursday May 6, 2021

BTES and the City of Bristol Tennessee hosted a Groundbreaking Celebration for Lots 2 and 3 to develop pad-ready sites at the Bristol Business Park. The project received grants from the State of Tenne

Winter Storm - Outage (December 24, 2020)

Thursday December 24, 2020

7:25pm: We are aware of some outages around our service area and crews are responding as quickly as possible. We have restored services to most customers but we still have a lot of work yet to do incl

Bristol Tennessee Recognized for Fastest Internet Speeds

Monday October 19, 2020

In a recent study by AdvisorSmith, author Adrian Mak researched the fastest and slowest Internet speeds available in the United States. Bristol Tennessee was recognized as having the fastest Internet

BTES Customers to Receive Temporary Rate Reduction

Wednesday September 16, 2020

The Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) Board of Directors voted on Wednesday to reduce its customers’ rates for the next 12 months.“On August 27, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board ap

Bristol, Tennessee Receives $500,000 Site Development Grant to Prepare Two Pad-Ready Sites 

Thursday June 25, 2020

Bristol, Tennessee – Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) was awarded $500,000 from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee as part of the Site Development Grant Program that helps communities prepare indu

COVID-19 Update for June 25, 2020

Thursday June 25, 2020

BTES is committed to maintaining reliable service, while also doing our part to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.

COVID-19 Update for June 5, 2020

Friday June 5, 2020

From the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have looked for ways to respond in the most helpful ways for our customers. Our senior leadership team met on March 15 and immediately reviewed the avai

COVID-19 Update for May 16, 2020

Saturday May 16, 2020

Let us first say that we are so appreciative of our customers. Thank you to those who have donated to our Help Your Neighbor Program and for supporting our community in other ways during this time!The

BTES to Use Specialized Equipment for Right of Way Improvements

Tuesday May 5, 2020

BTES Partners with TVA to Support Community

Friday April 24, 2020

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to match donations up to $15,000 each to the Help Your Neighbor Program

BTES Honored with National Award for Outstanding Safety Practices

Monday April 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2020 – Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2019. The u

COVID-19 Update for March 27, 2020

Friday March 27, 2020

We want to say a quick thank you to our customers for being patient with us as we go through this ever-changing time and deal with the Coronavirus outbreak. We appreciate our customers paying their bi

COVID-19 Update: March 26, 2020 (#1)

Thursday March 26, 2020

Following the guidelines set by Tennessee State Governor Bill Lee, the BTES lobby is temporarily closed and will tentatively reopen on Monday, April 27. Please use the BTES drive thru for cash payment

COVID-19 Update: March 26, 2020 (#2)

Thursday March 26, 2020

TVA Offers Flexibility During COVID-19 OutbreakThe Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced an initiative to support increased flexibility for local power companies who are responding to urgent cust

COVID-19 Update for March 20, 2020

Friday March 20, 2020

We are continuing to evaluate the suspension of residential disconnections on a week-by-week basis. We have temporarily suspended residential service disconnections for an additional week until March

COVID-19 Update for March 17, 2020

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Due to the ever-evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have decided to take the precautionary measure to close the BTES lobby to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18 at 5:00pm and tentativel

COVID-19 Statement for March 15, 2020

Sunday March 15, 2020

BTES is committed to maintaining reliable service, while also doing our part to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. We recognize this could be a time of hardship or financial difficulty for some o

BTES Receives International Recognition for Economic Development Efforts

Wednesday October 16, 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana – Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) received international recognition on Tuesday, October 15 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for its work in

Worst Scam We’ve Seen is Hitting BTES Customers

Friday January 18, 2019

Bristol, TN – Telephone scammers are targeting utility customers in our local area.Customers of Bristol Tennessee Essential Services have been targeted in a ploy to extort money.BTES is warning its cu

Ground Broken for New Industrial Site at Bristol Business Park

Monday August 20, 2018

TVA and BTES Requesting Reduction of Power Usage

Tuesday January 2, 2018

Extremely cold temperatures have caused a tight power supply situation, according to Mike Browder, Bristol Tennessee Essential Services’ CEO. TVA and the 154 local power companies in the Tennessee Val

Bristol, Tennessee to Prepare a Pad-Ready Site for a Building up to 420,000-Square Feet using a $500,000 Site Development Grant

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Bristol – 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

Scammers Targeting BTES Customers

Sunday January 8, 2017

Bristol, TN – Telephone scammers are targeting utility customers in our local area. Customers of Bristol Tennessee Essential Services were targeted on Wednesday in a ploy to extort money. BTES is wa

Scammers Targeting Utility Customers: July 2014

Friday July 11, 2014

Bristol, TN – Telephone scammers are targeting utility customers in our local area. At least one customer of Bristol Tennessee Essential Services was targeted today in a ploy to extort money. BTES i

BTES Upgrades Internet Speeds - For Free!

Friday June 6, 2014

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

Cable Television Restorations

Monday February 3, 2014

Late Tuesday evening we experienced a fire on our satellite dish due to a heating element malfunction. BTES employees and the Bristol Tennessee Fire Department responded quickly and ensured that minim

Five of the Top 10 Energy Days in TVA History were in January 2014

Monday February 3, 2014

TVA Meets Winter Peak Demand Record

Friday January 24, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority met a record-breaking winter demand for electricity Friday morning with an estimated 33,345 megawatts when the average temperature across the region h

TVA and BTES Ready for Cold Temperatures: You Can Help

Thursday January 23, 2014

Bristol, Tenn. – Extremely cold temperatures have caused a tight power supply situation, according to Mike Browder, Bristol Tennessee Essential Services’ CEO. TVA and the 155 local power companies in

Scammers Targeting Utility Customers: Jan 2014

Thursday January 9, 2014

Bristol, TN – Telephone scammers are targeting utility customers in our local area. Two customers of Bristol Tennessee Essential Services were targeted on Wednesday in a ploy to extort money. BTES is

BTES Receives National Recognition for Reliable Electric Operations

Tuesday March 26, 2013

Browder Addresses International Conference on Global Sustainability on BTES' High Speed Data System

Monday November 26, 2012

Washington, DC – 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, Behav

BTES to Receive Top Honor from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

Tuesday November 20, 2012

Bristol, Tennessee Goes Super High-Speed with 1 Gigabit Broadband Network

Monday November 19, 2012

BTES customers have the ability to download as much data as 200 songs in just six secondsBristol, TN. and Paris, November 19, 2012 — Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) and Alcatel-Lucent (Eur

BTES Warns of Nationwide Scam Targeting Utility Customers

Wednesday August 1, 2012

Bristol, TN – A multi-state scam has targeted utility customers across the country and in our local area.BTES is warning its customers about the scam that aims to steal payments and personal identity

BTES Honored with GFOA Award

Thursday July 14, 2011

Deloitte Consulting, TVA Identify Bristol Tennessee as Pre-Qualified Data Center Site

Wednesday May 4, 2011

BTES systems offer top infrastructure at Bristol West Industrial Park BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Bristol Tennessee joined an elite group of locations identified by a recent Deloitte Consulting


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