|KNOX COUNTY PROFILE|
Utilities and energy resources provide superior reliability at below-average cost. Knoxville is the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the nation’s largest public power provider
- The Tennessee Valley Authority supplies electricity through local distributors and also offers direct service to a number of large industries.
- Industrial rates are 19% below the national average; commercial rates are 11% below average.
- TVA has achieved 99.999% reliability every year since 2000.
- In 2008, Knoxville was selected as one of 12 Solar American Cities designated by the U.S. Department of Energy, receiving $200,000 to help make solar technology cost competitive with conventional electricity sources.
The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) provides natural gas, water, and wastewater services and distributes electric power generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority throughout much of Knox County. Beyond KUB’s service area, Knox County receives electrical service from the Lenoir City Utility Board and water is supplied by six utility districts, five of which also provide wastewater treatment service.