More than $4 million available for utility bill assistance

KUB to resume service disconnections Oct. 19 As our community navigates a new normal, some may find themselves in need of financial assistance. Funds are available through community agencies to help residents who are unable to pay utility bills. More than $4 million dollars in funding from the Federal CARES Act, grants, and local donations, are available to help our … Read More

KUB Board approves long-term agreements with TVA

First-of-its-kind Green Invest agreement will support 212 MW of new solar generation for KUB customers At its meeting today, KUB’s Board of Commissioners approved a new 20-year power supply agreement with TVA that provides long-term cost stability for KUB customers, discounted wholesale rates, power supply flexibility of up to 5 percent of KUB’s power to come from local sources, and … Read More

Community invited to free energy and water saving workshop

KUB will host a free energy and water saving workshop that is open to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The hour-long workshop features demonstrations of steps customers can take to reduce electric and water usage and impact monthly utility bills. Each attendee that completes the workshop will receive a kit with materials to aid in utility efficiency. The kit … Read More

KUB names Gabriel “Gabe” Bolas II new President and CEO

The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) Board of Commissioners has selected Gabriel “Gabe” Bolas II, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer, to be the seventh President and CEO of the agency that serves more than 457,000 customers in Knoxville and parts of seven surrounding counties. Bolas replaces Mintha Roach, who is retiring after serving as President and CEO of the organization … Read More

KUB President and CEO Mintha Roach announces retirement

At its Board meeting today, KUB President and CEO Mintha Roach announced her intent to retire from KUB by year-end. “I am so grateful for the time I have spent at KUB, working alongside men and women who have demonstrated year in and year out their commitment to our customers,” said Roach. “I could not have asked for a better … Read More

KUB board member and local Realtor Nikitia Thompson earns national accolade

KUB board member and local Realtor Nikitia Thompson earned national recognition when she was featured in REAL Trends’ “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals” report for 2017. Thompson earned the prestigious recognition based on her 2016 sales volume, which included 130 closed transactions. Thompson’s sales placed her in the top 1 percent of more than 1.25 million Realtors nationwide. “We … Read More

KUB hosts stop on second annual ‘From-Sea-to-Shining-Sea’ Natural Gas Vehicle Road Rally Across America

Coast-to-coast journey covers 4,825 miles On Tuesday, June 13, Knoxville Utilities Board hosted a stop on the second annual ‘From Sea-to-Shining-Sea’ Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Road Rally Across America, a nationwide initiative highlighting the many benefits of using natural gas in transportation and the wide variety of vehicles currently operating on natural gas. The spectrum of rally vehicles – ranging from … Read More

KUB celebrates official opening of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station

Celebration includes grant presentation from Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Today, KUB celebrated the official opening of Knoxville’s first public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and receipt of a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to help expand KUB’s fleet of alternative fuel vehicles. CNG, an environmentally friendly gasoline and diesel alternative, powers … Read More

Knoxville Utilities Board COO Bill Elmore announces retirement

Bill Elmore, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Knoxville Utilities Board, has announced his plans to retire at the end of the calendar year. “Bill has been such a valued member of the KUB team, and although we are happy for him as he moves into this next stage in life, we will all miss his leadership … Read More