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FPU upgrades enhance reliability

Fayetteville Public Utilities recently announced improvements that will result in added reliability and room for growth. FPU recently installed a 161 kV transformer at their Hamilton Substation to enhance system redundancy. The new 161 kV transformer will be tied to the TVA delivery point and will be fully operational by the end of the year […]

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2012 Annual Meeting

NASHVILLE – The 71st annual meeting of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association was held Sunday – Tuesday, Nov. 18 – 20, at the Nashville Airport Marriott. The theme of the meeting was “Community,” and Bill Rogers, Caney Fork Electric Cooperative general manager and president of the TECA board of trustees, called the meeting to order. […]

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DREMC director to lead TRH Health Plans

President Lacy Upchurch announced recently that the TRH Board of Directors has named Anthony Kimbrough as the next chief executive officer of TRH Health Plans. The board made its decision in a special-called meeting Nov. 21. “I look forward to working with Anthony in his new role as CEO of TRH,” said Lacy Upchurch, board […]

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DREMC’s Allison to Head TRA

The Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently announced that the members of the TRA have elected Director James Allison to serve as chairman of the agency. In the capacity of chairman, he will have the responsibility of formulating the broad strategies, goals, objectives and long-range plans and policies of the TRA. Mr. Allison succeeds TRA Director […]

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Election Recap

Mike Knotts, director of government affairs Last Tuesday, Tennessee reelected all nine of its Congressmen to another term and history was made in the state legislature. On the national stage, EPA regulations will come to the forefront of national political discussion following the Presidential election. In a tight race, the country reelected President Barack Obama […]

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STEMC crew faces challenges, rewards in New York following Hurricane Sandy

Crew, weary from setting light poles by hand, proud to be helping so many in need. BROWNSVILLE – New Yorkers may not understand the word “y’all”, but they do understand that Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation crews are there to help. Nine lineworkers from the Brownsville, Tenn., based cooperative are in Bethpage, New York, assisting […]

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Hurricane Assistance

Tennessee electric cooperatives send volunteers to restore power in Virginia, Maryland NASHVILLE – As the massive Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Atlantic Seaboard, 60 lineworkers from Tennessee’s electric cooperatives are prepared to assist with power restoration once the storm subsides. “Seven Tennessee cooperatives are sending volunteer lineworkers and equipment to assist cooperatives in Virginia […]

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TECA likes NICE

The 2012 National Institute on Cooperative Education (NICE) Conference was held July 28- August 1 on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The theme for this year’s conference was “The View is NICE at the Top.” Tennessee 4-H was represented at this event by Lynsey Jones and Holly Nehls, both are Senior 4-H […]

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Co-ops depart for Louisiana following Isaac

NASHVILLE – More than 40 electric cooperative lineworkers from Tennessee are heading to Louisiana to restore power to those affected by Hurricane Isaac. Crews departed early Thursday morning. “Seven electric cooperatives in Tennessee are sending personnel and equipment to Louisiana to assist electric cooperatives impacted by the storm,” said David Callis, executive vice president and […]

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DREMC solar farm launched

(Shelbyville, TN) Duck River Electric Membership Cooperative became the first electric cooperative in the seven state TVA service territory offering members access to green power through the newly constructed 25.92kW solar farm. Ribbon cutting festivities were held Wednesday, August 15th at 1:00pm. Representatives from DREMC’s Board of Directors, DREMC management staff, local school officials, students, […]