Visit from elected official

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   [Politician name] visits [co-op name] [CITY] – [Politician Name] met with leaders from [co-op] today in [location] to tour the co-op’s facilities and better understand how the utility operates. [briefly…

Members speak up at 2016 TECA TennCom Conference

The name was not the only change visible in this year's TECA Marketing, Communications and Member Service Conference, now known as TennCom. A new session allowed attendees to hear from co-op members. Four co-op members from various backgrounds…

Become a Co-op Voter

If you are a co-op director, every few years you ask people to vote for you. Here is a question for you – when was the last time you voted in a political election? As member-owned electric cooperatives, voting is already in our DNA. By…

2016 Legislative Wrap Up

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On Friday, April 22, after several hours of debates and disagreements between the House and the Senate over controversial amendments to bills, the second session of the 109th General Assembly adjourned for the year. The final days of session…

Reliable electricity is becoming even more reliable

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Your electricity is on almost all the time. You knew that. But you might not know how much of the time it’s on. And that the amount of time it’s on has been getting better every year. Electricity has become so reliable that the numbers…

Electric co-ops and a culture of safety

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There is a children’s book titled Safety 1st, Safety Always. As you can imagine, it encompasses many of the traditional safety lessons parents should teach their children. We drill youngsters about safety from an early age because we know…

Energy savings beyond belief

A quick search of the Internet reveals many great ways to save energy around your home. Simple things, such as adding insulation or using energy efficient light bulbs, are simple and relatively inexpensive ways to save small amounts of energy.…

Meriwether Lewis EC Helps DCDL Media Expand Services

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DCDL Media of Waverly is getting a little help from their friends at Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative in the form of a zero-interest loan to grow their services for Humphreys County. The loan is made possible by MLEC’s Revolving Loan…

Are you prepared for severe weather?

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Tennessee's electric cooperatives are carefully monitoring the tomorrow's threat of severe weather. Electric co-op crews will be on standby to restore power if outages occur. The American Red Cross recommends an emergency preparedness kit…