Entries by Trent Scott

Small heaters and big bills

DECEMBER 2018 COMMKIT – ENERGY EFFICIENCY COLUMN SMALL HEATERS AND BIG BILLS During winter, for many of us, comfort at home means heat. While a good central heating system is designed to meet whole house needs, sometimes consumers turn to space heaters for additional warmth. Some people use one to boost temperatures for a single room […]

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Day of Service has impact

NASHVILLE – More than 400 electric co-op employees participated in the 2018 Tennessee Electric Cooperative Day of Service on Thursday, Oct. 18. Twenty-five individual service projects were completed across the state with 13 co-ops allowing 425 employees to volunteer more than 1,000 hours in service to their local communities. “It’s amazing what giving hearts and […]

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UPDATED – Tennessee co-op volunteers assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery

NASHVILLE – More than 180 volunteer lineworkers from 20 electric co-ops across Tennessee are heading to Georgia, Florida and North Carolina to assist with Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. This is the largest storm assistance effort made by Tennessee co-ops in recent years. The dangerous Category 4 hurricane brought strong wind, significant rainfall and widespread power […]

Close to home but far from ordinary

Evolving technology is changing how energy is generated and distributed through the electric grid to homes and businesses. These changes have brought new challenges and opportunities to electric co-ops working to keep pace with the evolving landscape. Within the electric cooperative workforce, new skills and experience are needed to help co-ops meet shifting market and […]