Morristown Utility Systems has serviced this community’s needs since 1901. We know energy. That is why MUS is making energy efficiency programs one of our TOP PRIORITIES!
We strive to find new ways to reduce our dependency on our non-renewable resources. New technology, at affordable rates, will one day take the place of coal. In the economic climate of the world we live in today, money just can’t stretch as far as it used to. These are reasons we have to change the way we use electricity. With rising prices and extreme weather, we realize we must change to be able to provide quality utility services for our customers.
We are in charge of energy efficiency for our homes. We can be our own boss and take control of our power bill through voluntary changes in our behavior. Here at MUS, we take our responsibility as a part of this community seriously, so we are prepared to help our customers with information and programs to help. Come by and ask us for more information.
Tips to Reduce High Utility Bills
Green Power Switch
The Green Power Switch Program is a step in saving our natural resources. By participating in this program you are allowing changes to be made in the way your electricity is produced. Non-renewable resources which are now used will someday be depleted.
The Green Power Switch Program produces electricity through renewable means, such as wind power, solar power, and landfill methane plants. The kWh usage for a home averages 1500kWh per month. Green Power is purchased in blocks of 150kWh, the equivalent of 12% of the average monthly bill. You can purchase as many blocks as you wish. Each block is $4.00 more on your monthly bill. This extra $4.00 per block (150kWh) amount is to help build more renewable facilities and to cover the higher cost of producing these resources.
To get more information, call 317-6209. To sign up, please fill out the attached form (pdf) and mail it to P.O. Box 667, Morristown, TN 37815 or bring it to the office at 441 West Main Street, Morristown, TN 37814.
Energy Audit Kit with FREE Energy Efficiency Accessory Pack
MUS have free eScore Self Energy Audit Evaluation booklets in our office. They require no postage to mail back, and you will receive a free kit of energy efficiency items that value over $40.00.
Click HERE to access an on-line evaluation available from TVA. https://selfaudit.2escore.com/Home/Registration.aspx
Don’t Forget Your Attic and Basement – Make These Spaces Energy Efficient Too!
- Learn how to find and seal attic and basement air leaks.
- Reduce energy bills and help protect the environment.
Guide to Attic and Basement Energy Efficiency
EnergyRight Solutions for Business
Our EnergyRight programs let your company make smart energy choices while enhancing your bottom line. Whether you want to make your business more energy-efficient, save money or demonstrate your commitment to the environment by conserving natural resources, we make it easy with expert guidance, incentives for the installation of efficient equipment and more.
Click HERE to find out more information:
Energy Efficiency Advice
As always, we enjoy helping you in-house on Main St, or over the phone, but should you want to just go through all the information, in a DIY mode, we understand that, also. So, feel free to access the TVA Energy Efficiency Advice site and do what you can at your leisure. EnergyRight Solutions for the Home programs are effective ways to boost energy efficiency. There are also other things you can do to take energy savings into your own hands to maximize efficiency and save money.
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Preferred Partners Network
The Preferred Partners Network (PPN) is an exclusive network of approved commercial and industrial contractors. PPN members are experts in their field, provide sound advice on energy-saving investments, install energy saving equipment and guide participants through the process of applying for incentives.
Click here to find your contractor:
TN State Rebates
Check for any available rebates through the state at: http://www.dsireusa.org/
There's a treasure-trove of information and fun on this TVA site for COOL kids:
Hey kids, here's a site just for you. Learn how to defeat the Energy Hog and become a "Hog Buster".
Generation Power Providers
Morristown Utility Systems and TVA offer consumers an opportunity to help protect the environment—a program called Generation Power Providers. This program encourages homes and businesses to produce renewable energy by providing technical support. The sources may be solar, wind, biomass or small-scale hydropower. The program is for smaller systems with a generating capacity between 500 watts and 50 kilowatts. Read more about Green Power Providers. Green Power Provider participants support the environment by helping keep the Tennessee Valley clean and green. They also benefit by lowering their monthly energy bills through clean electricity you produce at your home.
Tree Line USA Program
Every day in communities all across America, people depend on safe, reliable electric service to power their homes, businesses, and public buildings – all while protecting and enhancing the urban forest.
The TreeLine USA® program exists to recognize best practices in public and private utility arboriculture, demonstrating how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.
The Arbor Day Foundation collaborates with the National Association of State Foresters on this initiative. These state foresters bring expertise in balancing the demands of expanding utility needs in our communities alongside the benefits of providing adequate care for our urban forests.
MUS is proud to be one of the 19 utilities across the state of TN to hold this certification.
Five Core Standards the Utility Must Follow:
- Quality Tree Care — Industry standards for pruning, planting, removals, trenching, and tunneling near trees are consistently followed..
- Annual Worker Training — Utility employees and contract workers are trained at least annually in best practices.
- Tree Planting and Public Education — Tree planting and public education programs are available to the public and paying customers, demonstrating proper tree planting, placement, and pruning while expanding the tree canopy in the community.
- Tree-Based Energy Conservation Program — A formal tree-based energy conservation program is in place, putting special consideration on the value of trees in conserving energy.
- Arbor Day Celebration — Participation in local annual Arbor Day events at the community level.