Power Board


  • Noon
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • BTES Offices
    2470 Volunteer Parkway
    Bristol, TN 37620

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are provided prior to the meeting, minutes are available following approval.

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Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) is a department of the city with independent authority to act pursuant to TCA 7-52-101 et seq. a 5 member board appointed by City Council for 4 year terms oversees its management and operation. One member must be either a City Council Member or the City Manager.

Member Requirements

All members are required to be city residents at time of appointment and maintain city residency during the entire term of office.

Board Powers

Oversees administration of Bristol Tennessee electric system and broadband services. This board operates under state statute and has fiscal authority to act within the statutes without City Council approval. They also hire employees and set salary/benefit levels.

City Council Authority

The authority that City Council has over this board is:

  • The appointment of board members
  • The approval of all contracts for the purchase of power