Entries by Trent Scott

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June CommKit

June 2017 Media Release – customize this and distribute to local media on or around June 1. Talking points – Use these tips and schedule drive-time interviews for radio stations in your service area. Social Media Posts for June June 1 – Link to information on how members can track their energy use [MyUsage.com, SmartHub, […]

energy vacation press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Co-op Name] shares tips to give your home’s energy use a vacation while you are on vacation [CO-OP HEADQUARTERS CITY] – Going on vacation? Even if you plan to be away just a few days, you can save energy in your home when you travel. Here’s a few tips from [CO-OP NAME] […]

Move Over and Save a Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Move Over and Save a Life Six years after the Tennessee’s Move Over Law was expanded to include utility workers, lineman continue to face roadside hazards   [HEADQUARTERS CITY] – In 2011, following efforts by Tennessee’s electric cooperatives and municipal utilities, the state’s Move Over law was revised to not only include […]

Move Over talking points

TALKING POINTS Move over for utility workers   In 2011 the state’s Move Over law was revised to not only include police, firefighters and other first responders, but utility workers as well. Lineworkers have a dangerous job. They often work high above the ground near energized lines. Their work demands their full concentration. Distractions can […]

Haslam signs broadband bill during ceremony in Brownsville

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday, May 16, participated in a ceremonial signing of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, legislation that will expand broadband access in rural Tennessee by allowing electric cooperatives to provide retail service to co-op members. “Electric co-ops are the natural partners to do this because of their nature,” said Haslam. “They are […]

Efficiency tips for outdoor shops and barns

There are many benefits to having an energy efficient outdoor shop or barn. Aside from saving energy, an efficient outdoor building can keep the environment around your structure healthy and safe; save money on your water bill; keep your animals happier and healthier; and save you from costly structural repairs. Whether you are looking to […]

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Electric safety tips

May is National Electric Safety Month, and Tennessee’s electric cooperatives are using the opportunity to remind everyone to be safe around electricity. “Electricity provides the benefits and conveniences that make modern life possible,” says Trent Scott, vice president of corporate strategy for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. “What you don’t know or choose to ignore […]

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Taking co-op message to D.C. lawmakers

Sixty-five Tennesseans joined 2,100 co-op leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Legislative Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and 26. Co-op directors, managers and senior staff visited with Tennessee’s congressional delegation to discuss energy supply, rural infrastructure, broadband, tax policy and other issues important to […]

Co-op leaders visit D.C. lawmakers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Co-op leaders visit D.C. lawmakers [CO-OP HEADQUARTERS CITY] – Leaders from [CO-OP NAME] visited with U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and [REP. CONGRESSMAN NAME OR REPS. NAME AND NAME] in Washington, D.C., during the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Legislative Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and 26. Joining […]