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Rockwood Electric Utility (REU) is a not-for-profit, municipally owned utility dedicated to providing Electric service to residential, commercial, industrial, and public facilities.  REU traces its beginnings to 1939 when the City of Rockwood purchased electric systems in Rockwood and Kingston from the Tennessee Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and agreed to serve those cities and the surrounding communities consisting of portions of Roane, Cumberland, and Morgan counties.

Operation and control of the power system is vested in the Electric Power Board as outlined in the City Charter for Rockwood.


  • Over 14,500 electric customers; over 11,500 residential
  • Revenue from power sales in excess of $33 million
  • All power is purchased from TVA; 5 year rolling contract
  • Forty-one (41) full-time employees

Power System

  • Four (4) substations; delivery voltages of 161 kV
  • 12.47/7.2 kV, 3-phase system distribution system
  • Over 700 miles of single- and three-phase primary

Electric Power Board
Lee Fisher, Chairman of Board
Don White, Secretary Treasurer
Larry Davis
Harold Holloway
Donald Layne

The Electric Power Board of Rockwood meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  Board meetings are held at the City of Rockwood Municipal Building at 110 North Chamberlain Avenue.

General Manager
Kendall Bear, P.E.

Assistant Manager
Marsha O’Keefe

Rochelle Inman, Executive Assistant
Sandy Helton, Director of Human Relations
Jim Cooley, Manager of Construction & Maintenance
Mike Miller, Manager of Customer Services
Marty Hill, Director of Operations & Safety
Bill Musrock P.E., System Engineer
Wyatt Wilson, Network Administrator
Angie Wampler, Manager of Accounting


341 W. Rockwood St.  |  P.O. Box 108
Rockwood, TN 37854
Phone (865) 354-0514 | Fax (865) 717-5436

Copyright 2007 Rockwood Electric Utility.