KUB Recognized by Gov. Lee with Environmental Award

Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Environmental and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers announced that KUB was awarded a Pursuit of Excellence Award as part of the 2021 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards. The Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards program recognizes exceptional voluntary actions that improve or protect the environment and natural resources with projects or initiatives not required by law or regulation. The Pursuit of Excellence award recognizes past award winners who continue to demonstrate a high regard for environmental stewardship. KUB earned the award due to initiatives including:

  • Continued commitment to low-income weatherization assistance through Round It Up and Home Uplift
  • Development of KUB’s new water efficiency program for low-income customers
  • KUB’s Green Invest solar commitment with a purchase of 502 Megawatts of new-to-the-grid solar power
  • KUB’s investment to build Knoxville’s first community solar project
  • Implementation of the Green Switch Match pilot to give customers the option to purchase 100% renewable energy
  • Supporting adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by being the first TVA distributor to offer an EV charger rebate
  • Delivery of energy and water savings workshops in our community to youth and adults
  • Implementation of the new time-of-use rates pilot to provide customers another way to save energy and lower utility bills

More information about the awards and winners can be found here. More information about KUB's environmental efforts can be found in the latest Environmental Report linked below.

KUB exists to serve its customers by providing safe, reliable, and affordable utility services, but its mission is about more than pipes and wires: it’s about being good stewards of the environment and our communities’ resources and safeguarding them for generations to come. KUB has a long history of making environmental responsibility a priority, and our corporate policy serves as a foundation for environmental stewardship with continual improvement.

For an update on KUB's sustainability efforts, see our 2020 report.