As the electric operating division of the Greeneville Energy Authority (GEA), GEA is responsible for providing electric power, energy, and related services to approximately 38,000 meters throughout Greene County and in portions of surrounding counties. 

GEA meets that responsibility by purchasing wholesale power and energy from the Tennessee Valley Authority, and reselling power and energy to residential, commercial, and industrial Customers on a not-for-profit basis. 

Greeneville Energy Authority is governed by the GEA Board, members of which are approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Greeneville.   The GEA Board meets at 9:00 A.M. on the fourth Monday of each month in the Boardroom at 110 N. College Street, Greeneville, TN 37743.  These meetings are open to the public.

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) purchased East Tennessee Light and Power Company from Cities Service Power and Light Company in December 1944. On March 30, 1945, the Greeneville Board of Mayor and Alderman agreed to purchase East Tennessee Light and Power Company, thus creating the Greeneville Light & Power System , a Municipal Power Distributor. Greeneville Light & Power System began providing electricity to Greene County, Tennessee in 1945. By the 1950's, the convenience of electricity had been extended into our rural areas. Having completed 60 years of service in 2005, Greeneville Light & Power System is noted for providing reliable service, with some of the lowest rates in the Southeast USA/region. Greeneville Light & Power System has also been a significant player in bringing industry to Greene County, Tennessee.

In July 2019, Greeneville Light and Power officially became the Greeneville Energy Authority to position themselves to offer broadband services. 


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Greeneville Energy Authority
110 N. College Street
Greeneville, TN 37743
Office: 423-636-6200
Payments: 1-866-999-4581