Entries by Trent Scott


TECA’s Knotts graduates from MIP

Mike Knotts, vice president of government affairs for TECA, recently completed an intensive program in electric utility management with the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program (MIP) is a series of workshops offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin. The program guides […]

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Members take co-op message to legislators

NASHVILLE – More than 250 members and employees from Tennessee’s electric cooperatives were in Nashville on Monday and Tuesday, March 7 and 8, for the 2016 Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s Legislative Conference. Attendees met with their legislators on Capitol Hill to help them better understand electric cooperatives and the issues that impact rural and suburban […]

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MTEMC launches new charitable foundation

Middle Tennessee Electric today launched its new charitable foundation SharingChange. The foundation gives members the opportunity to easily give to local charitable organizations. The move streamlines the cooperative?s charitable efforts and gives members more options on how they can contribute to their communities. “Over the last 13 years, Middle Tennessee Electric members have donated more […]


Meriwether Lewis EC teaches students about safety

Waverly Elementary School first graders learned valuable lessons in electric safety on Feb. 26. As part of Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s commitment to safety and education, Material Handler Alan Carter, left, and Energy Specialist Nathan Wagner, right, used the Electric Junction demonstration to show students how to be safe around electric lines and equipment.


The Super Bowl only has one winner

So, the postgame conversation with my 8-year-old son went something like this: Me: Why are you crying? Son: The Panthers lost the Super Bowl. (sobbing) Me: I’m sorry. But it’s just a game, you know. Son: But the Panthers lost the Super Bowl. (sobbing louder) Me: You’re not even a fan of either team. Wasn’t […]

Broadband Expansion Act

Below is information for co-ops regarding the Broadband Expansion Act. Talking Points Tennessee’s electric cooperatives support The Broadband Expansion Act (SB 2512/HB 2408). Almost one in three rural Tennesseans served by an electric cooperative does not have access to wired broadband that meets modern standards. This places a burden on rural communities to remain competitive […]

FPU-sponsored coat drive nets community generosity

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of this community,” says Fayetteville Public Utilities CEO and General Manager Britt Dye referring to the results of the FPU-sponsored coat drive. FPU’s Coat Drive netted 462 coats and jackets of all sizes being donated to two local charity organizations who will assist with distribution to those in need: […]

FPU and David West Partner to Benefit Good Sam

For many years, Fayetteville Public Utilities has sponsored a community-wide food drive, Harvest of Hope, which benefits the Good Samaritan Association of Lincoln County by helping stock their shelves for the following year. This year’s donations have exceeded those of years past, and one reason for the increase in donations is due to an FPU […]