Greeneville Light and Power System (GLPS) and TVA were founded on a mission to serve — through reliable and affordable energy, a safe and protected environment and thriving economic development.
GLPS provides electric power to 39,775 customers throughout Greene County and several nearby communities in Eastern Tennessee.
This local power company (LPC) truly cares about people, and and is happy to help out other LPCs in their times of need. When tornados tore through Mayfield, in December 2021, GLPS sent line crews to help Mayfield Electric and Water Systems restore power. “We are thankful that we were able to help this community during this very difficult time. Proud of our linemen for the hard work that they do every single day!” Paige Mengel, CFO, Director of Finance & Accounting, GLPS says.
In 2020, GLPS matched TVA’s $15,000 COVID-19 Community Care Fund dollars, which they directed to Greene County United Way to administer. “The first year this grant was a big help to customers who were struggling to pay their electric bills,” Chuck Bowlin, president and CEO, GLPS says.
In a phenomenal twist of good faith, many recipients voluntarily returned the money as soon as their financial situation improved. Others made partial repayments with promises to return the remaining amount when possible.
Due to continuing need, TVA has offered additional rounds of funding. In 2021, TVA and GLPS contributed $40,000 in total to the following local organizations: Greene County Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls of Greenville and Greene County, Greene County Partnership Foundation, United Way of Greene County, Greene County Child Advocacy Center, Greeneville Emergency and Rescue Squad, Greene County Isaiah 117 House, and Greeneville-Greene County Community Ministry.
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