TVA Partnership Awards Randolph Howell Elementary STEM Grant

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A big congratulations to Randolph Howell Elementary for earning a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) grant from a partnership between the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization. The grant award is part of $580,000 in competitive STEM grants awarded to 161 schools across TVA’s seven-state service territory. The grant program provided teachers an opportunity …

New Online Payment System

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Valued CPWS Customer, As you may be aware, CPWS has been conducting customer surveys over the past few months. The survey results indicated that our customers wanted an updated website for making online payments, one that would allow you to store payment information, sign up for auto pay using a credit card, and other up-to- date features. CPWS is proud …

CPWS Deploys Crew to Assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts

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In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Columbia Power & Water Systems has deployed a six-person team as part of a mutual aid network of utilities to help facilitate recovery efforts. Coordinated by the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, the CPWS crew will join other utilities across the Southeast in restoring power to some of the hardest-hit regions including Florida, …

Scott Dahlstrom Named Executive Director

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Columbia Board of Public Utilities announced today that industry veteran Scott Dahlstrom will be Columbia Power & Water Systems’ new executive director, effective February 1, 2018. Dahlstrom comes to CPWS from Trenton Light & Water in West Tennessee, where he has served as general manager since 2013. Prior to joining Trenton Light and Water, Dahlstrom spent …


CPWS provides nearly $1.8 million in PILOT funding to local area COLUMBIA, Tenn. – At its November 2017 meeting, the Board of Public Utilities approved a nearly $1.8 million payment to local city and county governments within the Columbia Power & Water Systems’ service area as payment in-lieu-of-tax contributions. The $1,773,589.95 payment makes CPWS the largest taxpayer to the city …

Kelley McCall Named Interim Director of CPWS

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Board of Public Utilities has appointed Kelley McCall as interim Executive Director of Columbia Power & Water Systems. McCall’s appointment is part of a transition effort as the Board searches for a permanent director to replace Wes Kelley, who recently accepted the CEO post at Huntsville Utilities. McCall will perform interim duties while continuing to oversee …

CPWS earns highest ‘Diamond’ designation

Columbia Power & Water Systems Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider Earns highest national “Diamond” designation, while outperforming industry averages COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Columbia Power & Water Systems has earned the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes …

E.A. Cox STEM Event

Great evening at E.A. Cox Middle School for the STEM event…lots of fun and educational too!

Second Harvest in Mt. Pleasant

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Thanks to Second Harvest Food Bank and TVA, CPWS, Mt. Pleasant Power System and Lawrenceburg Utilities provided food to many needy families in Maury County.  Thanks to the good folks of Mt. Pleasant for their hospitality and community spirit!

Highland Park Elementary School

CPWS is proud to help our local elementary school use technology to stand out.  Thanks to Ross Jaynes and the CPWS PowerNet team, Highland Park Elementary now broadcasts their daily news update live on YouTube.