A LETTER FROM FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC UTILITIES'
CEO/GENERAL MANAGER, BRITT DYE

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Building a brighter future and a ‘Brighter Tennessee’

Thomas Edison and his team worked on at least 3,000 different theories to develop an efficient incandescent lamp. He tested no fewer than 6,000 different materials in his search for the most suitable filament. Through it all, however, he showed a remarkable ability to persevere in the face of adversity.
When asked about his dogged determination to achieve his goal, he had this to say: “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
In the eight decades, we’ve been in existence, we’ve persevered through many obstacles and hardships. We’ve seen damages to our utilities from devastating storms. We’ve experienced financial challenges during economic downturns and periods of slow growth. But when times were tough, we never failed to push through on behalf of our customers.
With a global pandemic that cost lives and livelihoods, we were tested last year as never before. As difficult as it was to navigate this unprecedented time of trial, we refused to give up or give in. We did what it took to keep the utilities on.
It’s a commitment we share with utilities across the state. Together, we are building a “Brighter Tennessee” by investing in a stronger, better prepared, and more resilient future for the community we serve. We take great pride in the infrastructure we build and the connections we make. The contributions of local utilities like FPU are transforming the future of our state’s rural and suburban communities through energy infrastructure, broadband, economic development, education and more.
Just as Thomas Edison was determined to make a brighter, longer-lasting light bulb, you can count on the fact that FPU will keep building a brighter, more resilient Tennessee.