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Clarksville Christmas Parade delights young and old alike

December 6, 2017

ChristmasClarksville, TN – It was a beautiful night Saturday for the 58th Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade in Downtown Clarksville. People lined the streets waiting for the start of the parade. Children were excited in anticipation of seeing the floats and Santa Claus.

Austin Peay head football coach Will Healy was the grand marshal. The theme was “Christmas Around the World”.

 58th Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

58th Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville County Club becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

October 26, 2017

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program (CMCGCP) held a green ribbon cutting on Tuesday to celebrate Clarksville County Club (CCC) as the newest green organization.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, City of Clarksville Chief of Staff Heather Fleming, Chamber of Commerce Director Melinda Shepard, Bi-County Solid Waste Management Director David Graham, Montgomery County Public Information Officer Michelle Newell and CMCGCP Manager Carlye Sommers attended the celebration.

Clarksville Country Club Green Certification ribbon cutting. (L to R) David Graham, Heather Fleming, Melinda Shepard, Ben Jones, Mayor Jim Durrett and Carlye Sommers.

Clarksville Country Club Green Certification ribbon cutting. (L to R) David Graham, Heather Fleming, Melinda Shepard, Ben Jones, Mayor Jim Durrett and Carlye Sommers.

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October 2, 2017

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE) hosted its Customer Expo Saturday, September 30th, bringing 1,500 to 2,000 people to the Wilma Rudolph Event Center for food, fun and information.

Privott Stroman, CDE HR Director talked about the purpose of the event. “This is our way to thank our customers, give back, and showcase a lot of the vendors we work with. It’s a great way for us to connect with the community.”

CDE Customer Expo.

CDE Customer Expo.

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CDE Lightband to hold Free Customer Expo

September 23, 2017

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TNCDE Lightband will host its annual Customer Expo on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

This family friendly event is open to the public and not only allows CDE Lightband to share its appreciation for all customers, but also creates an opportunity to celebrate “community” with local organizations, businesses and families.

CDE Lightband Customer Expo set Saturday, September 30th.

CDE Lightband Customer Expo set Saturday, September 30th.

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CDE Lightband earns Diamond Level Reliable Public Power Provider designation

May 10, 2017

Clarksville power utility commended for reliability, safety

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband has earned a Diamond Level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)®  designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.

CDE Lightband scored 98-100 percent from the national public power experts. David Lynch, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan, and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on May 8th during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

David Lynch, left, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan, and chair of the Association's RP3 Review Panel presents the Diamond Level plaque to Brian Taylor, CDE Lightband General Manager, and Keith Cutshall, CDE Lightband Safety Manager. At right is Mike Hyland, Senior Vice President of APPA.

David Lynch, left, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan, and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel presents the Diamond Level plaque to Brian Taylor, CDE Lightband General Manager, and Keith Cutshall, CDE Lightband Safety Manager. At right is Mike Hyland, Senior Vice President of APPA.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider,” said Brian Taylor, General Manager of CDE Lightband.  “Our staff works hard to provide reliable service and RP3 recognizes our commitment to serving the community.”

The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.

“The City of Clarksville is proud of the high-quality service and efficient operations achieved by CDE-Lightband, our electric power utility,” Mayor Kim McMillan said. “This Diamond Level designation is a high honor for the leadership and workers of CDE, and for the members of the City’s Power Board, the citizen’s panel that oversees  CDE.”

CDE Lightband joins more than 220 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

“Utilities that have earned an RP3 designation demonstrate public power’s emphasis on achieving leading practices and providing a high level of service to communities,” said Lynch. “We are proud to welcome all utilities earning this recognition for the first time and to those renewing their designations.”

The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 12 years. The Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.

About CDE Lightband

CDE Lightband Customer ServiceCDE Lightband is a municipally-owned public power and broadband service provider serving 67,000 electric and 19,000 broadband customers with the city limits of Clarksville, TN.

CDE Lightband provides reliable utilities delivered at the speed of light. Our service area, consisting of 100 square miles within the municipal boundaries, includes 892 miles of power lines and 960 miles of fiber optic cable.

Our world-class Fiber Optic Network keeps electric costs low and allows us to deliver exceptional products and constant innovation. The network provides savings of over $1 million annually in operating costs and provides over $5 million annually in income for electrical grid improvements that result in half as many large scale power outages compared to peer cities.

Additionally, access to our network increases home values by 3% or an average of over $5,000, according to the Fiber to the Home Council. Based in large part on access to the superior digital products provided by CDE Lightband, Clarksville has been designated a first 50 “Next Century City.”

CDE Lightband offers Electricity, Internet, Digital TV and Telephone services with blazing fast speed and superior performance … with the additional convenience of 24/7 local support and bundling all your utilities into a single bill.

Our staff includes 200 full-time employees, a management team with over 100 years of combined industry expertise and governance provided by a board of five local business leaders.

For more information, visit their website at www.cdelightband.com

CDE Lightband Increases Internet Speeds to Customers

February 22, 2017

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN –  CDE Lightband, the municipal power and broadband  provider in the city of Clarksville, announced today the release of new, faster Internet speeds for all of their existing customers. 

The speeds will increase almost all of the customer speeds for both residential and commercial use by five times the speed they have today.

Internet Speeds for CDE Lightband Customer to increase in March.

Internet Speeds for CDE Lightband Customer to increase in March.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Lighted Christmas Parade Winners

December 8, 2016

ChristmasClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government are excited to announce the winners of this year’s night-time, lighted Christmas parade that was held on Saturday, December 3rd in Downtown Clarksville.

Over 100 local businesses, schools, and organizations showcased their Christmas spirit by walking, preparing a float, or driving a fun vehicle all decked out in holiday cheer to this year’s theme “Christmas Trees & Memories”.

57th Annual Clarksville Lighted Christmas Parade

57th Annual Clarksville Lighted Christmas Parade

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Clarksville kicks off the Christmas Season with annual Lighted Parade

December 6, 2016

ChristmasClarksville, TN – On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, the 57th Annual Clarksville Lighted Christmas Parade was held in Downtown Clarksville. The theme this year was “Christmas Trees & Memories”.

Caroling on the courthouse steps began before the parade at 4:00pm. The Montgomery Central Elementary School Choir; Clarksville Academy Choirs; Northeast High School Exit One, JV Exit One & Concert Choirs; and West Creek High School Choir sang Christmas carols and performed to the delight of the crowd before the start of the parade.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in the 56th Annual Clarksville Lighted Christmas Parade held Saturday.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in the 56th Annual Clarksville Lighted Christmas Parade held Saturday.

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CDE Lightband opens New Control Center

December 5, 2016

High-tech facility allows real-time monitoring, repair of power system

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TNCDE Lightband, the City of Clarksville’s electric power and broadband services utility, showed off its new control center last Thursday, December 1st, 2016.

The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition center, or SCADA, is the nerve center of CDE’s electric power delivery system. Using CDE Lightband’s fiber optic network, technicians in the center now monitor the system in real time, diagnose outages, redirect the flow of power if necessary and direct repairs.

CDE Lightband technicians at the utilities new control center display some of the new digital video tools used to monitor, diagnose and repair the City of Clarksville’s electric power system.

CDE Lightband technicians at the utilities new control center display some of the new digital video tools used to monitor, diagnose and repair the City of Clarksville’s electric power system.

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CDE Lightband Employees Raise Funds to Benefit Electric Assistance Program

August 26, 2016

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TNCDE Lightband employees recently participated in an Olympic themed fundraiser. The two-week event concluded with employees raising $1,066.70 for Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Action’s Project Help initiative.

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