Thursday, May 24, 2012

Clean Energy Standard Would Raise Price of Electricity, Head of JA Tells Senate Panel

This is another very interesting article we found from our fine friends at the American Public Power Association (APPA). Is the outlook for green energy sunny? It looks like the answer to that question may depend largely on where you live and work. Take a look to gain insight on what the potential economic impacts of clean energy could mean for your bottom line.

Clean energy standard would raise price of electricity, head of JEA tells Senate panel

Americans Have Low Tolerance for Power Outages, Survey Finds

While the results of the survey referenced in this article we found from the American Public Power Association (APPA) are less than earth shattering, it is interesting to see how Americans' tolerance for life without electricity translates into numbers. This is especially true as the conversation shifts to how much those surveyed would be willing to pay to ensure that outages be kept to a minimum. The article is a great validation for Johnson City Power Board's performance as our rates remain among some of the lowest in the nation while our system reliability is among the highest. Read the article for yourself and consider how much our service is really worth to you, your work, and your family.

Americans have low tolerance for power outages, survey finds

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May is National Electrical Safety Month

May is a month set aside for promoting awareness of electrical safety issues. Electricity has become an essential part of nearly everyone's day to day activities making knowledge of its dangers increasingly important. Here are some great materials produced by ESFi (Electrical Safety Foundation International) to help you and your loved ones get better acquainted with several key issues. Be safe!

Select this link to go to's Newsroom and open "Electrical Safety Month Resources" in the News Releases section.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A New Spin On Plugging In

Do you ever wish you could shed some extra weight?  What about lowering your energy costs? Well, now you can eat your cake and umm.... spend it too. Check out this sleek solution to converting calories into kilowatts.