In case of a power outage.
Call 865 425-1803 to report a power outage or if you have an urgent request!
Please DO NOT send an email to report your power is out. Our outage response system is triggered via telephone communication.
The city’s emergency dispatch center will answer the phone after business hours and on the weekends. Please be prepared to give the address of the outage and a phone number where you can be contacted. Because the dispatcher is also taking police and fire emergencies, they normally have limited time to discuss the outage.
Oak Ridge is a Green Power Community!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been involved in a voluntary program called the Green Power Partnership, which has a goal to encourage organizations to use green power in-order to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use. A Green Power Community (GPC) produces or purchases electricity from renewable resources, such as wind and solar, that meet or exceed the minimum requirements from the EPA. The Oak Ridge, TN Community is not only the first GPC in Tennessee, but it is also the first GPC in EPA Region 4, which includes much of the southeastern United States. The City of Oak Ridge was able to meet EPA’s requirements by a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and its Green Power Switch program. Oak Ridge was founded on energy ingenuity and has also developed a strong focus on sustainability. Oak Ridge is a Platinum Community in TVA’s “Valley Sustainable Communities Program”, has a robust climate action plan, a community guide to living green, and several solar generating sites. A total of 300 kilowatts are installed within the community.
City of Oak Ridge Electric Department
Physical address: 100 Woodbury Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Mailing address: PO Box 1, Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Fax: 865 482-8313