Springfield Electric Department (SED) and TVA were founded on a mission to serve — through reliable and affordable energy, a safe and protected environment and thriving economic development.
Nestled along the Cumberland River, among the rolling hills of the northern border of Middle Tennessee, Springfield is an agricultural community located in Robertson County. The population is continuing to grow due to its proximity to booming Nashville and the increase in local manufacturing.
Jessica Thoms, energy service advisor for SED says they partner with TVA on a variety of programs and initiatives to support both residents and businesses in the Springfield community.
In December 2020, Electrolux Home Products announced a $300 million expansion to their Springfield cooking appliances facility, which produces wall ovens and freestanding gas and electric ranges. The plans include constructing a new plant that included an R&D facility to produce new innovations in cooking, a 60-foot-wide underground tunnel and a warehouse.
As of June 2021, the warehouse has opened and the factory was expected to begin operations later in 2021. The company predicts that the warehouse will help to reduce the company’s carbon footprint by cutting 10,500 18-wheeler truckloads from the road each year. Thoms says SED is proud to partner with TVA to provide affordable and reliable power to support this expansion.
SED also participates in TVA EnergyRight® programs to offer residential customers solutions to help save money on their electric bills and make their homes more energy-efficient. From low interest, fixed-rate loans with no money down to purchase high-efficiency electric heat pumps to energy upgrade home evaluations, participating customers have several options available to them to make energy upgrades to their homes.
To help all customers save money on their power bills, SED recently began partnering with TVA’s Home Uplift program, which provides energy upgrades to qualifying customers. Thoms said the team at SED was thrilled to help their first Home Uplift participant, Emma Hyde, whose 60-year-old house desperately needed new windows and attic insulation. They installed new windows and replaced insulation.
These energy upgrades help senior residents like Mrs. Hyde to remain safely and comfortably in their homes and neighborhoods. Thoms sums up SED’s commitment to their customers, “Making all our customers feel like they matter is important to us.”
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