Greeneville Light & Power System
110 N College St, Greeneville, TN 37743
The application process for new service is asinine! I understand the need to identify the identity of the applicant but a driver's license and a property deed apparently isn't enough. They require that you submit your social security CARD with your application. In this day of identity theft, a prudent person doesn't even carry their ss card! There are many online services that can validate the match of a ss number with a name and date of birth. A driver's license along with a ss number and a credit check provides irrefutable evidence of identity. You aren't even required to present a ss card to apply for a U.S. passport! I haven't been asked for my ss card in over 20 years and have bought and sold many homes and opened many utility accounts. Now I must locate my card I haven't seen in years. Now the question on my mind is why does Greeneville light and power have more stringent identity requirements than neighboring utilities, banks and even the federal government?