Entries by Trent Scott

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UPDATED – Tennessee co-ops rally volunteers to assist with hurricane recovery

NASHVILLE – More than 140 lineworkers from 15 Tennessee electric cooperatives will soon be heading to North Carolina to assist with Hurricane Florence recovery efforts. The massive hurricane is expected to leave widespread damage across much of the Atlantic seaboard. Tennessee electric co-op crews are planning to leave from multiple locations beginning on Wednesday morning. Most […]

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Three Tennessee electric co-ops awarded CAF funding

NASHVILLE – Three Tennessee electric co-ops will receive almost $3 million to help expand broadband availability. Gibson Electric Membership Corporation, Holston Electric Cooperative and Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative each submitted winning bids in the most recent Federal Communications Commission Connect America Fund II (CAF II) reverse auction. Over the next ten years, Gibson Connect, a […]

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Co-ops light the midway at state fair

NASHVILLE – Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative lineman Nick Gipson flipped a ceremonial switch to light the midway at the 2018 Tennessee State Fair on Friday, Sept. 7, in Nashville. Attendees of the opening ceremony heard from legislators and elected officials, including Nashville Mayor David Briley and David Callis, executive vice president and general manager of […]

Join us at the polls on election day

Our co-op’s number one priority is providing our consumer-members with safe, reliable and affordable electricity. But doing this job requires a lot more than stringing and maintaining power lines throughout our service territory. It requires political engagement. That may seem far removed from our core mission, but it’s absolutely essential to serving you, our consumer-members. […]

Co-ops See the Future

OCTOBER 2018 COMMKIT – LEADERSHIP COLUMN CO-OPS SEE THE FUTURE Canadian psychotherapist Nathaniel Branden once said, “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” We have long been aware that the electric energy is changing. The evidence is all around us. From smart thermostats to electric vehicles, recent changes in technology and […]

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October 2018 Commkit

The following resources are available for use in October. Leadership column – Co-op Month Magazine article – Co-ops Vote Energy Vampires media release/article – Customize for magazine, post to website and distribute to local media Other Resources Co-op careers brochure Washington Youth Tour toolkit Social Media Posts for October October 1 – Happy #CoopMonth! Electric cooperatives […]

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Two Tennessee co-ops announce broadband projects

Today two Tennessee co-ops announced projects to expand broadband. Just over 79 years ago, from the Centerville Courthouse steps in Hickman County, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s first leaders announced its commitment to provide safe, affordable, reliable electricity to areas overlooked by other providers. Today from the same location, MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan announced that […]