U.S. Transition to 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

U.S. Transition to 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

On Saturday, July 16, the U.S. transitioned the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988 – an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. The lifeline, which also links to the Veterans Crisis Line, follows a three-year joint effort by the...
FALL SOLAR INTERRUPTIONS

FALL SOLAR INTERRUPTIONS

Fall Sun Outages can be expected to occur during the first two weeks of October. Sun outages interfere with cable service each Spring and Fall. This phenomenon affects ALL TV providers given most television programming signals are distributed via satellite. The...
FREE Home Energy Workshop

FREE Home Energy Workshop

PES will be hosting an interactive Home Energy Workshop Monday, February 24th in the Henry Sims Boardroom at PES. The workshop will give participants a better understanding of how their home uses electric and provide tips on ways to save on their monthly bill. The...
FREE Home Energy Workshop

FREE Home Energy Workshop

PES began hosting DIY Home Energy Workshops last fall as a way to help customers understand their energy usage and promote energy efficiency. The workshop is interactive and provides energy saving tips that will help you reduce your monthly electric bill and increase...
How to Read Your PES Electric Bill

How to Read Your PES Electric Bill

Today’s blog post will help you read and better understand your PES electric bill. PES customers are billed in arrears for the electricity they use. The day your statement arrives can reflect usage from up to six weeks ago. Statement Date: The day your current...
Are You Planning to Move?

Are You Planning to Move?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PES ELECTRIC FINAL BILL Electric bills reflect the energy you use AFTER you used it–so the actual FINAL BILL for your house or apartment will not be issued by PES until after you move out. In some cases, this can be 1 to 2 weeks...
Tornado Safety Tips

Tornado Safety Tips

Tornadoes PES reminds customers to be prepared by learning and sharing these tornado safety tips. Tornadoes can destroy buildings, flip cars, and create deadly flying debris. Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the...
Space Heater Safety Tips

Space Heater Safety Tips

The frigid temperatures we are experiencing make it difficult to stay warm. The following tips will help keep you safe if you utilize space heaters to warm your home. Make sure your space heater has the label showing that it is listed by a recognized testing...
Winter Energy Efficiency Tips

Winter Energy Efficiency Tips

75% of your energy usage can be controlled by you! Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows ☀ Use a heavy-duty, clear plastic...
DIY Energy Efficiency Workshops

DIY Energy Efficiency Workshops

Sign up today to reserve your seat at the PES DIY Energy Efficiency Workshop! The DIY Energy Efficiency Workshop will show you how to make a couple energy-efficiency improvements to your home, so you can be on your way to reduce your energy consumption and save money!...
PES Celebrates Public Power Week 2018

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...
Why Can’t I Get Through?

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....
June Paperless Billing Winner Claims Prize

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,...
What Do the Colored Lines on My Street Mean?

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...
Extreme Weather Brings Out Utility Scammers

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...
APPA Summer Hot Tracks Playlist

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...
No Power? Tips to Beat the Heat

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...
How Can I Benefit From Advanced Metering

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...