A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Energy Report

Push to Halt Rising Energy Fees in Knoxville

In October 2018, the Knoxville Utilities Board increased the fixed fee for its 450,000 ratepayers from $17.50 to $19, up from $6 in 2010. Renew TN, a campaign of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, is calling on the utility to halt increases in consumer base fees, claiming that they unfairly target low-income customers and those who invest in renewable energy by requiring a fee before any energy is used. — By Jen Kirby