Entries by Trent Scott

Tennessee Co-ops Support Reversal of Clean Power Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NASHVILLE – Today the Trump administration issued an executive order instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to begin dismantling the Clean Power Plan. David Callis, executive vice president and general manager of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association issued this statement: “Lifting the regulatory mandates required by the Clean Power Plan allows electric cooperatives […]

May 2017 CommKit

The following resources are available for use in May. Leadership column Safety Month Media Release – customize this and distribute to local media on or around May 1. Talking points – Use these tips and schedule drive-time interviews for radio stations in your service area. Other Resources Annual meeting toolkit Co-op careers brochure Washington Youth […]

Stay safe on the farm this summer

During planting time, many farmers reap the benefits of advancement in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. Yet despite these advances, safety risks remain. To help farmers stay out of harm’s way, the electric cooperatives of Tennessee share these tips to get […]

The 11th Floor

“He’s in the 11th floor burn unit at Vandy” are familiar words to electric utility employees in Tennessee. They are also words that no one wants to hear. Ever. Recently, I received a call from a friend and colleague from another state. He had just left the burn unit at Vanderbilt University Hospital and was […]

Youth Leadership Summit

LOCAL YOUNG LEADERS LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT DURING CO-OP EVENT IN NASHVILLE NASHVILLE – [HIGH SCHOOL NAME] student [NAME] and [HIGH SCHOOL NAME] student [NAME] were in Nashville March 13-15 for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Youth Leadership Summit. The juniors were chosen and sponsored by [CO-OP NAME]. Sen. Jim Tracy on Tuesday, March 14, […]

Co-ops bring young leaders to Nashville

More than 45 high school juniors from across the state attended the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Youth Leadership Summit March 13–15 in Nashville. Sen. Jim Tracy on Tuesday, March 14, greeted delegates attending the three-day leadership and government workshop. Tracy welcomed the young leaders to the Senate Chamber of the Tennessee State Capitol where […]

Plant the right tree in the right place this spring

When planting a tree, we often concentrate on the ground. Digging a hole. Preparing the soil. Fertilizing properly. It is also important to look up. Trees and powerlines don’t mix, and the best time to think about it is before you even start digging. Follow these tips to keep your fully-grown tree and your family […]

Easy steps to greater efficiency

Do you want to save money and electricity but have limited time, money and patience? According to the Department of Energy, a “typical American family” spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. Much of that money, however, is wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances or inefficient heating and cooling systems. […]

Power-up outlet free

As smartphones and other electronics take on a more prominent role in our lives, it’s important to ensure these devices don’t run out of power. While finding an outlet in a building is easy, what do you do without access to one? Whether it’s a weekend camping trip, sporting event or travel to a foreign […]