Entries by Trent Scott

Move Over Law Reminder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Move Over and Save a Life Five years after the Tennessee’s Move Over Law was expanded to include utility workers, lineman continue to face roadside hazards   [HEADQUARTERS CITY] – In 2011, following efforts by Tennessee’s electric cooperatives and municipal utilities, the state’s Move Over law was revised to not only […]

Washington Youth Tour depart

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Local Students Depart for Nation’s Capital [HEADQUARTERS CITY] – [XX] students from [COUNTY NAME or REGION] are headed to Washington, D.C. as a part of the 2016 Washington Youth Tour. [STUDENT NAME AND SCHOOL], [STUDENT NAME AND SCHOOL] and [STUDENT NAME AND SCHOOL] will join more than 130 other students from […]

Co-op Governance

CO-OP GOVERNANCE Talking Points | May 2016   Electric cooperatives are member-owned and not-for-profit. Electric cooperatives are owned by the consumers they serve. These consumers are members of the cooperative. Co-ops provide cost-based power to their members. Electric cooperatives are member-regulated. Co-op members elect a board of directors who oversee the activities of the cooperative, […]

Visit from elected official

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   [Politician name] visits [co-op name] [CITY] – [Politician Name] met with leaders from [co-op] today in [location] to tour the co-op’s facilities and better understand how the utility operates. [briefly describe visit] [quote from politician] “Electric cooperatives like [co-op] are not-for-profit and member-owned. That makes us rather unusual in the utility […]

Members speak up at 2016 TECA TennCom Conference

The name was not the only change visible in this year’s TECA Marketing, Communications and Member Service Conference, now known as TennCom. A new session allowed attendees to hear from co-op members. Four co-op members from various backgrounds and all parts of the state participated in the first “State of the Member” panel discussion. Panelists […]


Electric co-ops and a culture of safety

There is a children’s book titled Safety 1st, Safety Always. As you can imagine, it encompasses many of the traditional safety lessons parents should teach their children. We drill youngsters about safety from an early age because we know how important it is to protect ourselves and those we care about. In the spirit of […]

Energy savings beyond belief

A quick search of the Internet reveals many great ways to save energy around your home. Simple things, such as adding insulation or using energy efficient light bulbs, are simple and relatively inexpensive ways to save small amounts of energy. The same search will also reveal “amazing” products that claim to cut up to a […]