NRECA International: Sharing the love

It’s more than just the numbers. By Zuraidah Hoffman These days, NRECA International is helping more than 42,000 people in Haiti, 7,000 in Tanzania, four million in the Philippines and more than half a million in Uganda. And hundreds of thousands…

Efficient water heating technology options

Water heating is the second largest use of energy in homes, accounting for approximately 14 to 18 percent of residential energy consumption. In addition to wrapping water heaters and pipes in insulation, there are many technologies in this market…

Energy Education

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by David Callis Executive Vice President and General Manager “Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” This quote from historian Daniel Boorstin sums up a challenge we face in the electric utility industry. As…

Geared up for safety

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Can you imagine working a job that requires you to lift heavy equipment and perform detailed tasks near deadly high voltage? Now imagine doing this 40 feet in the air, and sometimes, in extreme weather. This is the life of a lineman. These…

Commitment to Community

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In 1965, fourteen high school juniors loaded left Nashville for Washington, DC. The purpose of the trip was twofold – to educate them about rural electrification and how their government operates. Fifty years later, Tennessee’s Washington…

2015 Legislative Outlook

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The Tennessee General Assembly returned last week with 23 new faces and a list of old problems to address. The first week of session was primarily ceremonial in nature culminating with the inauguration of Governor Bill Haslam for his second…

Energy Education

"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know." This quote, from historian Daniel Boorstin, sums up the challenge that we face in the electric utility industry. As we get older, we (hopefully) become fairly well educated…

Matheny retires, Partin to lead SVEC

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Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative's Board of Directors has named Mike Partin SVEC’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Partin succeeds Robert W. (Bob) Matheny who retired earlier this month after serving for over 16 years,. Partin…

Tennessee Legislative App

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Legislative directory app connects residents to elected officials NASHVILLE – Tennesseans interested in government and politics now have a powerful tool for connecting with their elected representatives. Announced today, the 109th Tennessee…

Five tips for space heater safety

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As temperatures drop this winter, many will look for supplemental heating sources for their homes. Space heaters can be a good alternative for those who want to warm one area of their home without turning up the thermostat on the central heating…