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                                               Calling All Volunteers!
                                                                                                                                                              plasmas or LCDs.                       videos.                          school year.                       Animal Shelter. Plus,
     PHONE OR THROUGH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    find other fun events
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                                               PENCIL Foundation, a nonprofit                Math Partners help groups of 9-14
                                               organization that links community             year old students who are struggling
         615.736.6900                          resources with Nashville’s public             with math. Activities are fun and
       www.nespower.com                        schools, is in need of volunteers.            hands-on so that students can build
                                                                                             confidence.
                                               LP PENCIL Box is a free school
                                               supply store for Metro teachers.              To learn more, call 615-242-3167
                                               Volunteers can assist teachers                or visit www.pencilfoundation.org.
     1214 CHURCH STREET                        during shopping hours, help sort
        NASHVILLE, TN                          donations, and restock shelves.
            37246
                                               Reading Partners are needed to
                                               read with elementary and
                                               middle school students
                                               once a week for 30
                                               minutes.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             AUGUST | 2009


                                                                                                                                               NES MARKS 70th
  COMING                                                                                                                                                                                          Proud to Be PowerWise
events                                                                                                                                         ANNIVERSARY
                                                                                                                                               On August 16, 1939, NES began
                                                                                                                                               operations with 700 square miles
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Manage your energy online

                                             CALENDAR OF THE MONTH                                                                             of service area and 52,063
                                                                                                                                               customers. Today, we are one of
                                                                                                                                               the 12 largest public utilities in
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Have you ever asked yourself any
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of these questions: Why is my
                                                                                                                                                                                                  electric bill different from last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 break down of your annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 electric usage and cost.

                                                                                                                                               the nation serving more than                       month or this time last year?                  How does it work? We use data
                                              SUN           MON         TUES          WED            THU            FRI         SAT            355,000 customers.                                 Where are my energy dollars                    from local weather, typical home
                                                                                                                                                                                                  going? What are some no or                     construction, and energy-use
AUG 20 Support the Humane Society of Sumner County for a DJ           SEPT 11-13, 17-20 & 24-27 Tennessee Women’s Theater Project
dance night event at Decades (corner of Broadway & 2nd Avenue).       presents the regional premiere of Warriors Don’t Cry, by Eisa            However, NES has faced many                        low-cost options to improve my                 histories to make the calculations.
Get your groove on with Richard Blade of Sirius/XM’s First Wave and   Davis. This is a searing account of Melba Pattillo Beal’s experience     challenges along the way,                          home’s energy efficiency? In
VH1’s Bands Reunited. A $15 donation at the door will get you into    as one of nine African American students chosen in 1957 to               including rebuilding large                         looking at long-term investments,              Simply select the options that
the party. To learn more, visit www.sumnerhumane.org.                 integrate Little Rock Central High School. For reservations, call 615-
                                                                                                                                               portions of the electrical system                  what should I do to lower my                   most closely resemble your home
                                                                      681-7220 or visit www.twtp.org.
AUG 28 Nashville’s Dancing with the STARS, featuring Dr. Ming                                                                                  following the Great Blizzard in                    energy costs and get the most                  and click Answer My Question.
& JJ Wang along with 17 other dance groups, will perform an                           SEPT 12 Join us for the 10th annual Nashville            1951 and the ice storm of 1993.                    bang for my buck?                              You’ll be able to see just how
array of dance styles at Limelight at 201 Woodland Street. All                        Kidney Walk at River Park in Brentwood at the            The 1970s brought a severe
proceeds benefit First Things First Sober Living Home and 2nd                         intersection of Concord Road and Knox Valley Drive.
CHANCES. Tickets are $25 at the door. For more information,                           Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 7:30       energy crisis due to an oil
call 615-415-5288.                                                                    a.m. Walkers are encouraged to collect sponsorship       embargo. And, over the past
                                                                                      donations. The 1, 2 or 4 mile walk begins at 8:30        decade, NES has met the
AUG 29 The Tennessee State University Alumni Association invites                      a.m. For more information, visit
all alumni, friends and fans to a Memberships for Scholarships                                                                                 electrical demands of a rapidly
                                                                                      www.kidneywalk.org or call 615-383-3887.
bowling match at Madison Bowl on Gallatin Road from 2-5 p.m.                                                                                   growing city while dealing with
                                                                      SEPT 13 The Nashville Jazz Workshop presents its 9th Fall                high fuel and construction costs.
SEPT 5-6 & 12-13 All aboard for a Day Out with Thomas at the          Fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. at Limelight (across from LP Field).
Tennessee Central Railway Museum. Take a 25 minute ride with a        Tickets are $50. Come to the greatest jazz party of the year! For
full size Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy     more details, go to www.nashvillejazz.org.                                                                                  In just a few clicks, our new                  much energy each of your
storytelling, live music and much more. Use promo code TCRY and                                                                                                                                   online tool – the PowerWise Bill               home’s major appliances use on
receive $2 off each ticket purchased. For more information, visit     SEPT 23 The National Council on Aging is offering the Nashville
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Analyzer – can help you instantly              a yearly basis.
www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 1-866-468-7630.                        Mature Worker/Veteran Career Fair at LP Field from 9 a.m. to 3
                                                                      p.m. Parking and admission are free. Last year, over 3,600 job                                                              assess your energy use at home
                       SEPT 11 Enjoy a magical night with Tango       seekers were connected with 80 employers looking to hire at the                                                             and provide personalized                       But, perhaps the best feature of
                       Nashville at Centennial Park from 7-10         event. To learn more, call 615-360-9797.                                                                                                                                   the Bill Analyzer is the ability to
                       p.m. for Tango by Moonlight. Live music
                                                                                                                                                                                                  answers to your questions.
                       will be provided by Tango Quartet PAD and      SEPT 26 The Herb Society of Nashville is sponsoring Bay Queen of                                                                                                           do a side-by-side comparison of
                       dance performances and an Introduction to      the Mediterranean at Cheekwood Botanic Hall from 9 a.m. to 3             In our next 70 years, we pledge                    By entering some basic                         your energy usage from month to
                       Argentine Tango lesson will be given by        p.m. The event includes two featured speakers, a gourmet herbal          to continue providing affordable,                  information about your home, the               month or from the previous year.
local and guest performers. To learn more, visit                      lunch, and a tour of the botanical gardens. To register, visit           reliable electricity to future                     Bill Analyzer easily estimates your            The comparison takes into
www.tangonashville.com or call 615-367-3878.                          www.herbsocietynashville.org and click on Events Public.
                                                                                                                                               generations who will call                          energy bills and provides a visual             account weather changes, days in
                                                                                                                                               Nashville home.
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NES is now on YouTube.
Check us out online at
                                    Couch Potato’s Costly Habit
                                    Ever wonder how much energy your TV uses? Find out by using
                                    our new TV Calculator online at www.nespower.com. Studies
                                    show the average American watches television four hours a day.
                                    In many homes at least one television is on from morning until
                                    bedtime, and in some households it’s on all night.
                                                                                                        BE POWERWISE cont.
                                                                                                        the billing cycle, and any rate adjustments. With this kind of information,
                                                                                                        you no longer have to guess about changes in your kilowatt usage.
                                                                                                        You’ve got the answers right at your fingertips. It’s empowering to know
                                                                                                        why your bill is what it is and what you can do in the future to lower your
                                                                                                        energy costs.
                                                                                                        Look for the PowerWise logo online at www.nespower.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                        GREEN BACK
                                                                                                                                                                                        TO SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                                                          BASICS
                                                                                                                                                                                                6
                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Don’t be a paper pusher.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Buy products with the highest
                                                                                                                                                                                      percentage of post-consumer
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                                                                                                                                                                                      recycled content, such as new
NashvilleElectric.                                                                                                                                                                    leaf paper and recycled
                                                                                                                                                                                      notebooks.
Our YouTube channel is
dedicated to helping customers                                                                                                                                                        Better yet, ask your teacher if
reduce their electric bills and                                                                                                                                                       you can email your homework.
their impact on the
                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Think outside the lunch box.
environment through
                                                                                                                                                                                      Gone are the days of multiple
conservation.
                                                                                                                                                                                      plastic bags filled with carrot
                                                                                                                                                                                      sticks and cookies. Now you
Our newest videos include
                                                                                                                                                                                      can buy green lunch containers
advice from several Nashville
                                                                                                                                                                                      made from recycled plastics.
Sounds baseball players and
the team manager.                                                                                                                                                                     You might also consider ditching
                                                                                                                                                                                      individually wrapped food items
Plus, be on the look out for                                                                                                                                                          because of the excess
helpful “how-to” videos coming      Depending on the type of          Compare the cost difference                                              Haven’t made the switch to             packaging.
soon. We’ll demonstrate ways
to improve energy efficiency,
                                    television you have, your TV
                                    habits could be costing you a
                                                                      of operating a plasma vs. an
                                                                      LCD. It might influence what      START small...                         Compact Fluorecent Light
                                                                                                                                               bulbs? Try out our new CFL
                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Choose green pens and
                                                                                                                                                                                      pencils that are recycled and
such as adding attic installation
or weatherizing your home.
                                    significant amount on your
                                    electric bill.
                                                                      type of TV you choose to
                                                                      purchase.                         save BIG with                          Calculator to estimate the
                                                                                                                                               savings of replacing your
                                                                                                                                                                                      biodegradable or refillable.

If you can’t find us on YouTube,    There are four types of           Or, calculate your total energy   CFLs                                   traditional light bulbs.               4. Consider walking or biking to
                                                                                                                                                                                      school uphill both ways in the
look for the links on our           television sets that are widely   expense to run all of the TVs                                                                                   snow. Riding the bus or
                                    available today. Plasma TVs       in your home for a year. It                                              Not only do CFLs last up to 10
website – www.nespower.com                                                                                                                                                            carpooling is the next best thing
                                    use substantially more energy     might make you grab the                                                  times longer than a standard
under Ways to Save and My                                                                                                                                                             to reduce harmful carbon
                                    than traditional tubes (CRT) or   remote and turn off the                                                  bulb, but they use 75% less
Environment.                                                                                                                                                                          emissions.
                                    LCD televisions.                  power.                                                                   energy.
                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Avoid binders and other
                                                                                                                                                           Start small. Try           school supplies made with vinyl,
                                                                                                                                                           replacing five light       because PVC – polyvinyl

                                                   LET’S GO                                                                                                bulbs. If the lamps
                                                                                                                                                           are on for three hours
                                                                                                                                                                                      chloride – is extremely toxic to
                                                                                                                                                                                      make.



                                                   home
                                                                                                                                                           per day, you’ll save       6. If a new computer is on your
                                                                                                                                                           $232 a year and            shopping list, consider
                                                                                                                                                           eliminate 2,944            purchasing a laptop which is
                                                                                                                                                           pounds of carbon just      more energy efficient than a
                                                   Explore Interactive House as a part of the                                                              by switching to CFLs.      traditional desktop computer.
                                                   NES PowerWise online tools.
                                                                                                                                                           You can find the           Look for the Energy Star symbol.
                                                   Take the time to wander through the                                                                     CFL Calculator             An Energy Star qualified monitor
                                                   Interactive House and see where and how                                                                 under “Ways to             can save up to 90-percent more
                                                   energy is used in your home and the best                                                                                           energy than a standard model.
                                                                                                                                                           Save” online at
                                                   opportunities to save.                                                                                                             Energy Star printers use 60-
                                                                                                                                                           www.nespower.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                      percent less energy.
                                                   Interactive House provides energy
                                                   information about every aspect of your
                                                   home including the kitchen, home
                                                   office, laundry room, attic, garage,
                                                   pool, windows & doors, and even
                                                                                                                                 QUESTIONS?
                                                   outdoor lighting.
                                                                                                                              We’re here to help.
                                                   Take a tour at www.nespower.com.
                                                   Look for the PowerWise logo.                                                www.nespower.com

				
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