Entries by Trent Scott

DREMC lineman killed in accident

SHELBYVILLE – Dean Batey, senior lineman for Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, died from injuries sustained in a fall as he tried to escape a bucket truck fire on Monday afternoon, July 9. An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of the fire and the actions that led to Batey’s death. Batey was […]


Co-ops excel during Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo

NASHVILLE – Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation hosted the 21st Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, June 29-30. The two-day competition recognizes and rewards excellence in safety, skill and knowledge in the field of utility line work. Full results are available on the Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo website. Results of Tennessee Electric […]

A sun-safe summer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America. As many as one in five Americans will be diagnosed with the disease. People who work outdoors in the summer, including many employees of electric cooperatives, are at even higher risk. The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association worked with the American Cancer Society to develop […]

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Move Over law expansion celebrates 7 years

NASHVILLE – Electric lineworkers face many dangers – high voltage, heights and extreme weather conditions. Despite these challenges, one of the most dangerous aspects of the job has less to do with what they do and more to do with where they do it. Lineworkers frequently work alongside busy roadways, often only feet away from passing […]


2018 Lineman Rodeo

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation will host the 21st Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo this coming Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, at Tennessee Miller Coliseum located at 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, Tenn. The two-day competition recognizes and rewards excellence in safety, skill and knowledge in the field of utility line work. Hundreds […]


Co-ops respond to plan to sell TVA

[NASHVILLE] – On Thursday the Trump administration released details on a reform plan that would reorganize multiple federal agencies. Among the recommendations included in the report was a proposal to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority’s transmission assets. In response to the administration’s proposal, David Callis, executive vice president and general manager of the Tennessee Electric […]


August 2018 Commkit

The following resources are available for use in August. Leadership column – Vote Media release/magazine article – Washington Youth Tour recap Other Resources Co-op careers brochure Washington Youth Tour toolkit Social Media Posts for August First day of school – School starts today in [COUNTIES]. We hope that students, teachers and administrators have a great […]


Youth Tour delegates return home with experiences, knowledge

NASHVILLE – 185 students, teachers and co-op chaperones spent a week in our nation’s capital as delegates of the 2018 Washington Youth Tour. The annual event, sponsored by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and the state’s 23 electric co-ops, provides young leaders with an opportunity to explore the nation’s capital, learn about government and cooperatives […]