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PES Energize is an active part of the Giles County community we all share. Our teams are plugged in to community events and schools. You will be able to stay in touch with the activities, training and educational sessions our teams conduct. We also regularly post tips for conserving electricity to help you manage your monthly bills to help you decrease your electric bills.

Or you may find news here about new channels being added to your TV packages and there will be news about High Definition channels that will enhance the way you watch your favorite programs. You may find news about phone service features. Sometimes you’ll even find new apps you can download to keep you in touch with your email, phone calls and even your utility usage.

And, if you haven’t already done it, download the SmartHub® App to your smart phone or computer so that you can watch your energy use, pay your bill online and even let us know if there is an outage or a downed line that needs fixing!

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PES Celebrates Public Power Week 2018

SIX TIPS TO SAVE ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILLS PES is celebrating Public Power Week (#PublicPowerWeek), Oct. 7-13, along with the American Public Power Association and more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide...

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Why Can’t I Get Through?

My PES service is out and I want to report it but nobody is picking up. Why? A circuit is a phone line. A message of all-circuits-busy or a fast busy tone means that there are more people calling at the same time you are than there are available lines in the area....

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First Transformer at IP South Substation Energized

PES energized the first new transformer at the IP South substation on August 30. Industrial Park South, along with some customers previously fed from Primary Sub, located on Highway 31 south in Pulaski, were transferred to the new transformer on September 4. This...

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TVA Rate Increase Announced

1.5% Increase Effective October 1 At the August 28th PES Power Board Meeting, President/CEO Richard Kelley discussed the most recent TVA notification. Kelley confirmed, effective October 1, 2018, PES residential customers will be faced with a 1.5% TVA rate increase....

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Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Health

PES began deploying its advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) in 2008. Periodically we are asked about the safety of the meters. PES reached out to advanced metering partner, Tantalus, who supplied the following white paper regarding the safety of "smart" meters. In...

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Planned Elkton Energize Outage

ATTENTION ELKTON PES ENERGIZE CUSTOMERS! The broadband (internet, phone, and cable) outage that occurred in Elkton last month due to an animal fiber chew must be permanently repaired. PES Energize crews will begin repairing the fiber 9:00 PM, Friday, August...

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June Paperless Billing Winner Claims Prize

Winner number two will be announced tomorrow evening! Congratulations to Chris Rickman who is the June winner of an Amazon Echo. How did he win? He's a registered PES Paperless Billing customer! PES customers who make the switch to paperless billing by noon, Tuesday,...

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What Do the Colored Lines on My Street Mean?

Have you ever pulled into your street or driveway and wondered what the colored lines on the pavement or in your yard meant? These color-coded marked lines identify the approximate location of underground utility lines and more. The Uniform Color Code for marking...

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Scheduled Electric Outage to Impact Minor Hill Area

PES has an electric outage scheduled for Sunday, July 15 at 4:00 AM. This will affect all customers on Minor Hill Highway from Anthony Hill South to the State line. This will affect all of Minor Hill including; Puncheon Branch, Wray Branch, Salem Rd, Davis Hollow,...

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Extreme Weather Brings Out Utility Scammers

Stop Utility Scammers Utility scammers work year-round, but the Better Business Bureau says they’re most active in the peak winter and summer months when people rely on heat or air conditioning. Here’s how to spot the imposters: Never pay over the phone in response to...

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APPA Summer Hot Tracks Playlist

It's time to cool down with these Summer Hot Tracks on the American Public Power Association Spotify playlist! Click on the cover to tune into 30 of the hottest tracks from some of the hottest decades in music! While you're rocking and chilling out to these hot...

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No Power? Tips to Beat the Heat

Extreme Heat Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In...

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Brief Energize Maintenance Scheduled Tonight

254 PES Energize customers may experience a brief interruption in their broadband services during a maintenance period beginning at 11:00 PM tonight, Monday, July 2. This maintenance should conclude by 11:30 PM. If you experience issues with internet, phone or cable...

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PES Energize Community Event Photo Gallery

Welcome to the PES Energize Photo Gallery! PES Energize appreciates the opportunity to be an active part of our community. Most local events feature a photo booth and are always a popular stop. We love taking pictures of all the smiling faces we encounter at each...

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HBO/MAX July 2018 Free Preview

PES Energize Digital Plus cable subscribers will be treated to a 4-day HBO/Cinemax Free Preview Friday, July 6 through Monday, July 9. This free preview can be enjoyed on PES Energize channels 501-512. Call us at 931-363-2522 (option 3 for Energize and option 1 for...

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Floor Maintenance To Begin Tonight

The foyer will be closed for FLOOR MAINTENANCE Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21 between the hours of 7PM and 7AM. The kiosk will not be available during that time. Payments can be made 24 hours a day on the PES Energize website or on the SmartHub® app. If you...

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PES Employees Participate in Public Power Day of Giving

The 11th Annual Public Power Day of Giving was celebrated Friday, June 15. The day before APPA (American Public Power) kicks off their National Conference, they ask public power utilities across the United States to join them by volunteering with local service...

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PES Energize Helps Usher in the Summer SOULStice

3rd Annual Summer SOULstice Festival a Hot Success! PES Energize was proud to be a part of the 3rd Annual Main Street Summer SOULstice. This event was attended by nearly 7000 people who enjoyed a multitude of activities and music around the Pulaski Square. All PES...

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Make the Switch to Paperless Billing

Switch to Paperless Billing Today for a Chance to Win an Amazon Echo! HOW PAPERLESS BILLING AND SMARTHUB® BENEFIT YOU • View your PES or PES Energize bill when you access your secure account 24/7. • Receive an e-mail notification when your monthly PES or PES Energize...

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Industrial Park South Substation Upgrade

$3M Investment in IP South Substation On Schedule March 2018 marked the beginning of a two-year, $3M investment by PES in the Industrial Park (IP) South substation located on the Elkton Highway. The IP South substation was originally constructed in 2005 as a temporary...

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Monster Week Returns to Animal Planet Memorial Day Weekend

Fan-Favorite FINDING BIGFOOT to Celebrate Its 100th and Final Episode MONSTER WEEK returns to Animal Planet next with all-new expeditions in search of the mysterious and unknown; a monster party packed with all types of monsters, including monsters from the forest,...

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Energize Email Server Clean-up Underway

Email Notice About Server Clean-Up Sent Out Friday, May 11 THE FOLLOWING EMAIL SENT TO ALL PES ENERGIZE CUSTOMERS IS LEGITIMATE!   PES Energize IT is in the process of cleaning up old email accounts from the server. Please reply to the email sent by Todd Hoffman by...

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PES Energize Closing Early May 3, 2018

PES Energize Closing Early to Honor Aaron Daughtry PES Energize will close at 1:30 PM Thursday, May 3, 2018 so that all employees may attend the funeral of PES Energize Broadband Service Technician Aaron Daughtry. Aaron joined the PES team in October 2017. His...

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PaySite® Kiosk A New Way To Pay

Safe and Secure Bill Pay 24 Hours A Day PES Energize customers entering the lobby after hours now have a new way to pay. The night drop box has been replaced with a PaySite® Kiosk. The PaySite® Kiosk is a secure and convenient way to pay a PES electric or PES Energize...

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The Truth About Recent Cable Price Increases

Setting the Record Straight About the Recent Cable Price Increases PES Energize would like to set the record straight about misinformation regarding the recent cable TV price increase. PES Energize sent out a postcard to active cable subscribers about a price increase...

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How Can I Benefit From Advanced Metering

Advanced Metering Benefits PES began deploying advanced metering technology in Giles County in 2008. From time to time, PES customers ask questions about their meters. "What is an Advanced Meter?" "How does Advanced Metering benefit me?" Over the past ten years, the...

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Hurt Man Rescue 2018 with PES Lineman Clayton Mullins

Enjoy the blue skies and the "room with a view!" Join PES Journeyman Lineman Mullins as he makes his annual Hurt Man Rescue 2018 recertification run. With a GoPro camera strapped to his hard hat, Mullins swiftly climbs up a 40 foot PES pole. Using his...

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