CU Receives Top Performer - Community Champion Award from TVA

TVA EnergyRight Top Performer Award - Creekmore, Henderson, Cindy Herron, Chari Buckner

Cleveland Utilities has been recognized as a “Top Performer” by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for its efforts to help the community achieve energy efficiency, efficient electrification and demand response goals through the TVA EnergyRight suite of programs:

  • Community Champion Award

“We are thrilled to be recognized by TVA as a leader among our peers,” said CU President/CEO Tim Henderson. “This award demonstrates our commitment to making our community healthier and more sustainable while helping customers save money on their power bills.”

The Community Champion Award is presented to Cleveland Utilities for exemplifying the best of leadership, character, and public advocacy for their promotion of the virtual Eye Spy Energy Workshops to schools across their area. When COVID-19 sent students home and prevented long-awaited field trips from taking place, Cleveland Utilities brought the EnergyRight monsters to over 800 students in their area across 40 workshops, teaching students where energy comes from, how their local power company partners with TVA to deliver affordable, reliable energy and ways they can take action to save energy around the house.

“Cleveland Utilities’ vision and commitment to helping their neighbors is on full display with this award. We appreciate their partnership as we work to bring innovative energy programs to the residents and businesses of the Valley that uplift our communities and make life better,” said Cindy Herron, vice president of TVA Energy Services & Programs.

Learn more about the awards in the TVA EnergyRight Highlights Report, released earlier this year.

About Cleveland Utilities
Cleveland Utilities is a non-profit public power utility located in Cleveland, TN that provides reliable efficient and safe utilities. It strives to be an organization of the highest quality and meet the evolving utility needs of the community. The organization now serves approximately 32,771 electric customers, 33,463 water customers, and 20,162 wastewater customers. Since 1935, Cleveland Utilities has consistently contributed to the local community and is committed to excellence and professionalism while serving their customers.

About TVA
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.