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Utility Division

David Foster, Chief

Joe Shirley, Deputy Chief

The Utilities Division assists the Authority in establishing and implementing policy regarding Tennessee's gas, water, sewer, waste water, electric, and telephone companies to result in fair and responsible regulation for all utility companies and consumers in the state. A diversified team consisting of engineers, accountants, economists, rate specialists, and research analysts is employed to provide technical and financial expertise to ensure that the statutory responsibilities and rules of the Authority are fulfilled. The Division provides thorough research for companies wanting to provide utility services in Tennessee and companies already serving the state are routinely investigated as to the rates, terms, and conditions of services provided to consumers. The duties of the Division are balanced with the technological advances within the energy and water and telecommunications industries along with Federal and State legislation to achieve its goals.