Entries by Trent Scott

Stay in the know

Tennessee’s electric co-ops are always working to improve operational efficiency to provide the most reliable electric service possible for the people we serve. Co-ops rely on data for nearly every aspect of our operations, and that is why your local electric co-op needs your help. By making sure they have your most accurate and complete […]

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General Assembly app updated for 2020

NASHVILLE – The 111th Tennessee General Assembly app gives Tennesseans interested in government and politics a powerful tool for connecting with lawmakers. Tennessee legislators will return to Nashville on Jan. 14 for the second session of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. During this year’s session lawmakers will consider legislation that can have an impact on […]

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Specialty License Plate Honors Tennessee’s Electric Lineworkers

Proceeds from the plates to fund non-profit that supports lineworkers and their families following an injury or fatality NASHVILLE – The state of Tennessee recently released a specialty license plate that honors the service and sacrifice of Tennessee’s electric lineworkers. There are more than 3,500 electric lineworkers in Tennessee, and unless the power is out, we […]

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How Electric Vehicles will Shape the Future of Driving

Predictors of future auto and energy forecasts say that by the end of this new decade, some versions of electric vehicles (EVs) could account for half of auto sales in the world. The trends that could lead to those projections include better battery technology and a rising interest in energy efficiency for buses, rideshare vehicles […]

Three DIY Efficiency Projects to Tackle This Year

A New Year brings new opportunities to save energy––and money. You may think energy efficiency upgrades require a great deal of time and expense, but that’s not always the case. If you’re interested in making your home more efficient but don’t want to break the bank, there are several DIY projects you can tackle to […]

A Partner and Trusted Source

Electric cooperative members across the country are increasingly satisfied with the performance of their electric co-ops, and more than ever before see them as trusted sources for information on keeping their energy costs low. These are among the key findings of a recent national survey commissioned by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the […]

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Stopping Scams for Better Service

Our increasingly connected world is giving scammers more opportunities to connect with unsuspecting consumers, and local authorities, utilities and other businesses are working overtime to keep people informed. They suggest that ‘if you see something, say something,’ is a vigilance adage that can help prevent you, your family or your business from being victimized.    […]

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Tennessee co-ops applaud passage of Rural Act

The House on Tuesday passed the RURAL Act, protecting more than 900 electric cooperatives throughout the nation from the risk of losing their tax-exempt status when they accept government grants for disaster relief, broadband service and other programs that benefit co-op members. The Senate is poised to pass the bill later this week, and President […]

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Tennessean Op-Ed builds support for the RURAL ACT

The following op-ed by David Callis appeared in The Tennessean on Friday, Dec. 13. You can view the article on The Tennessean’s website. PASS THE RURAL ACT An op-ed by David Callis, executive vice president and general manager of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association In 2016 the Tennessee legislature and the governor’s administration published reports […]

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Partnership to bring broadband to rural Tennessee

Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation and Aeneas Internet and Telephone Form Partnership to Bring Broadband Internet to West Tennessee Broadband via gigabit fiber coming soon to Southwest Tennessee Electric’s consumer-members Brownsville, Tennessee – December 11, 2019 – Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation and Aeneas Internet and Telephone announce today that they have formed a partnership […]