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Plant the right tree in the right place this spring

When planting a tree, we often concentrate on the ground. Digging a hole. Preparing the soil. Fertilizing properly. It is also important to look up. Trees and powerlines don't mix, and the best time to think about it is before you even start…

Stay focused on safety during harvest

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During harvest season, many farmers reap the benefits of advancement in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. Yet despite these advances, safety…

Electrical safety lessons for kids

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We all know electricity plays a major role in our everyday lives, and it is a powerful resource that should be respected. Unfortunately, our children often do not understand the dangers of electricity. Tennessee's electric cooperatives encourage…

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…

Knowing what to do saved their lives

When teenagers Lee Whittaker and Ashley Taylor saw a power line safety demonstration at their high school, they never dreamed what they had learned that day would be put to test. Only days later, Whittaker and Taylor, along with two classmates,…

Tips for a safe and happy holiday season

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The holidays are upon us. For many, that means more celebrations with friends and family, travel, decorations, cooking and shopping. Your local electric cooperative wants you to stay safe during the holidays, so here are a few tips to consider…

Why co-ops plan outages

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Have you ever received a notification from the folks here at your local electric cooperative informing you of a “planned outage?” You may have wondered, “what is a planned outage?” and “why does my electric utility need to perform…

Shield your home from energy loss with adequate insulation

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By Anne Prince Walls. Floors. Ceilings. Attic. These are some of the prime areas of a home that need insulation in order for you to maximize energy efficiency. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), adding insulation to your home is a…

Look up for hazards during harvest

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After working in a field on a neighbor's farm, Jim Flach parked his equipment and stepped out of the vehicle. Sadly, Jim did not realize his equipment was touching an overhead power line, and he became a path for the electrical current as he…

2015 E&O Conference

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TECA and the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives jointly hosted the 2015 Engineering, Operations, and District Managers Conference at the Music Road Hotel and Resort in Pigeon Forge on Thursday and Friday, July 16 and 17. In attendance…