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At its meeting on March 20, 2018, the Electric Power Board of Rockwood approved a significant revision of its policies and practices for existing customers and for potential new customers requesting electrical service from the Utility.  The revised policy, along with its rules and regulations, also includes a completely revised schedule of “Aid-To-Construction Charges and Fees”.

Standard Service” means a transformer and overhead service wire to a single-family residence and will be provided at  no cost to the customer upon complying with the Utility’s Schedule of Rules and Regulations and its Service Practice Policies. Customers desiring excess from the electrical system beyond “Standard Service” must bear the excess cost incident thereto.  This includes overhead and underground line extensions, secondary, service, new poles, etc.  Also included in the revised policy is the requirement for customers to pay the complete cost associated with relocating or converting existing facilities.

The Board’s policy for extending underground service from existing facilities for residential customers has not changed.  However, there is a limit on the length of the service to approximately 200 ft.  This is necessary to maintain adequate voltage at the meter base.  Click "here" to view the revised policy and associated charges and fees.


Rockwood, TN, June 2, 2017 — The Electric Power Board of Rockwood is pleased to announce that Rockwood Electric Utility has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the Platinum designation to Mr. Jim Cooley, Director of Construction and Maintenance, on May 8, 2017 during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.

The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. Rockwood Electric Utility joins more than 220 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

“Utilities that have earned an RP3 designation demonstrate public power’s emphasis on achieving leading practices and providing a high level of service to communities,” said Lynch. “We are proud to welcome all utilities earning this recognition for the first time and to those renewing their designations.”

“We are honored to receive the Platinum designation and be recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider,” said Kendall Bear, General Manager of Rockwood Electric Utility. “Our staff works hard to provide reliable service and RP3 recognizes our commitment to serving the community in which we work and live.”

The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 12 years now. The Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.

More information on the RP3 program is available at www.PublicPower.org/RP3.

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Rockwood Electric Utility is proud to introduce our new
Smart Energy Program.

Click the logo at left to learn more.

There is no better time than now for you to sign up for our Smart Energy Program.

Although this is not a substitute for other energy efficiency programs, we believe this can be a significant part of the solution to help you control energy usage and save money every day, especially during extreme weather.  Furthermore, this program gives the utility a means for controlling demand during peak periods which helps the utility and its customers.

Take advantage of this FREE program now by clicking on the Smart Energy image to learn more and sign up for installation.  Do it now while the weather is mild and before summer.

To assist its customers, Rockwood Electric Utility has engaged the services of Utility Partners of America, LLC to implement a call campaign to determine if you qualify for the program and assist you with signing up.  In the very near future, you should be receiving a call from one of their customer service representatives on behalf of Rockwood Electric Utility.  They will share information about the program with you.  If you qualify, they will also be able to assist you in scheduling an appointment for installation.

RP3® is a registered service mark of APPA.

Revised Service Practice Policies


341 W. Rockwood St.  |  P.O. Box 108
Rockwood, TN 37854
Phone (865) 354-0514 | Fax (865) 717-5436

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