Entries by Trent Scott

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 […]

Director Travel – NRECA Annual Meeting

Many co-op directors and key staff travel for training and industry updates. Following the NRECA Annual Meeting, a co-op was contact by a reporter regarding director travel and education. The following talking points were developed to assist co-ops with additional media contacts. Talking Points Electric cooperatives are member-owned and member regulated. Electric cooperatives are owned […]

Co-ops Vote

(NEW ORLEANS) — The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today launched a major initiative to enhance voter engagement. The goal of the “Co-ops Vote” campaign is to boost voter turnout in areas served by cooperatives by encouraging electric co-op employees and their consumer members to exercise one of their most basic rights—the right to […]