Entries by Trent Scott

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November 6, 2019 – Centerville, TN — As of October 23, Meriwether Lewis Connect, is live with installations in each of the nine cities it targeted for Phase I.  Connected residents in Waverly, Hohenwald, Centerville, Erin, Tennessee Ridge, New Johnsonville, Linden, Lobelville and now McEwen are streaming high-speed, affordable, reliable broadband from the Meriwether Lewis […]

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Into the Unknown

The Lewis and Clark expedition was, for the early 1800s, a “moon shot” of epic proportions. The United States was a young and growing country. President Thomas Jefferson had just brokered the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the nation, and a thorough exploration was in order. Capts. William Clark and Meriwether Lewis led a […]

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A Smarter Grid Improves Reliability

The electric grid has led to dramatic changes in our way of life, and as society continues to change, so does our nation’s grid. The smart grid is the modern-day version of the traditional grid that has evolved with more advanced technologies that allow for two-way communication between the electric utility and the consumer. With […]

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Twenty-nine projects completed on 2019 Day of Service

NASHVILLE – Twenty-nine service projects were completed by electric co-op employees on or around Thursday, Oct. 17 thanks to the 2019 Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service. Thirteen co-ops allowed 480 employees to volunteer more than 1,000 hours in service to their local communities. “It is no secret that electric co-op employees care about the […]

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MTEMC teams with Tesla

Middle Tennessee Electric selects Tesla battery to drive power savings Murfreesboro – Middle Tennessee Electric (MTEMC) has teamed with Tesla, one of the most innovative technology companies in the energy industry, to test a new program intended to save its members money via a cutting-edge energy management process. Middle Tennessee Electric has installed the latest […]

Trevathan joins TECA team

NASHVILLE – Today the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association announced that Celia Trevathan is joining the organization as member relations coordinator. Trevathan will assist with the association’s youth education and leadership training programs. “I appreciate the work that TECA does for rural and suburban Tennessee, and I am pleased to be a part of its efforts,” […]

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Electric co-ops light the midway to start the 2019 Tennessee State Fair

NASHVILLE – Jamie Perrigo, operations superintendent for Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation in Lafayette, flipped the switch to light the midway and officially start the 2019 Tennessee State Fair on Friday, Sept. 6, in Nashville. Tennessee’s electric co-ops have sponsored the opening ceremony of the fair since 2014. Attendees of the opening ceremony heard from legislators, […]

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Tennessee co-ops respond to Hurricane Dorian

NASHVILLE – While most Tennesseans enjoyed a long Labor Day weekend, several lineworkers from Tennessee’s electric co-ops were heading to Georgia and North Carolina to assist with Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts. Twenty-two lineworkers – ten from Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation in Brownsville and 12 from Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative in South Pittsburg – are […]

Tips to slay the (energy) vampires in your home

NASHVILLE – The little vampires who ring your doorbell on Halloween night aren’t the only ones you should be afraid of. Electricity vampires are all over your house—all year long. Electrical vampires are appliances and electronics that continue to pull electricity, even when they are turned off. According to the US Department of Energy, vampires […]