City Spotlight – Kingsport, Tennessee

Kingsport is connected to the high-voltage grid through American Electric Power, which was integrated into PJM’s operations in 2004.

Population of Kingsport: 52,898*
Total AEP customers in Tennessee: 47,309**
Total amount of megawatt-hours used in AEP in Tennessee: 2,086,994**

Fun facts:

  • The Kingsport FunFest has taken place since 1981 with the objective to promote unity, harmony, fellowship and cooperation among Kingsport area residents. The event includes a large hot air balloon launch.
  • The historic 200-mile Daniel Boone Wilderness trail, which forged a western frontier pathway for thousands of settlers, began in Kingsport.
  • Kingsport is near five national parks and 15 state parks. It is home to Warriors Path State Park, the most visited state park in Tennessee.

*2015 United States Census Bureau population estimate

**2015 Energy Information Administration data