Electric Service Area

Customers: 206,433
Service Area: 688 square miles
Service Lines: 5,362 miles
Substations: 63
Purchased Power: 5,654,388 megawatt hours (MWh)
Peak Day Demand (kW): 1,328,313 (2/20/19)
Peak Demand Capacity: 3,029,500 kilo volt amperes (kVA)
Purchased Power Cost: $426 million million
Power Cost as a Percentage of Sales: 78 percent

 

Natural Gas Service Area

KUB's natural gas system serves mainly Knoxville and Knox County, with small extensions into two adjacent counties.

Customers: 102,199
Service Area: 284 square miles
Service Mains: 2,444 miles
Peak Day Demand: 140,204 dekatherm (dth) (2/19/15)
Peak Demand Capacity: 157,381d dth
Total Purchased Gas: 12,996,747 dth
Purchased Gas Cost: $56 million
Natural Gas Cost as a Percentage of Sales: 50 percent  

 

Water Service Area

KUB's water service area is located in the center of the Appalachian watershed and is surrounded by one of the most abundant and safe water supplies in the nation. Average daily water consumption equals roughly one-half of KUB's 62 million-gallon filtration capacity.

Customers: 79,923
Service Area: 188 square miles
Treatment Plants: 1
Booster Pump Stations: 24
Storage Facilities: 28
Water Mains: 1,407 miles
Rated Capacity: 62.6 million gallons (mg)
Reservoir Capacity: 37 mg
Treated Water: 12.4 billion gallons per year
Average flow: 34.1 million gallons a day

 

Wastewater Service Area

KUB is dedicated to preserving the area's abundant lakes, rivers, and streams.  The utility's four wastewater treatment plants use the most advanced and reliable procedures available to ensure the protection and preservation of East Tennessee's natural water supply for domestic, commercial, and recreational use.

Customers: 71,242
Service Area: 243 square miles
Treatment Plants: 4
Lift Stations: 75
Service Mains: 1,317 miles
Rated Capacity: 66.4million gallons
Treated Water: 13.7  billion gallons per year
Average Flow: 38.14 million gallons per day