Entries by Trent Scott

Co-op leader addresses TVA board

Mike Partin, president of Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative, addressed the TVA board during its quarterly meeting today in Chattanooga. Partin challenged TVA to work alongside local power companies to address the challenges and opportunities facing the Valley. “Our industry stands at a crossroads, and together with a commitment to all the people of the valley, […]

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TVA utilities respond to administration’s budget proposal

CHATTANOOGA – Today the Trump administration released the Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America, a framework to address improvements to the nation’s transportation, energy, utility and healthcare needs. Among the items included in the plan was a proposal to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority’s transmission assets. In response to the administration’s proposal, the Tennessee […]

Spotting Energy Myths

Eating carrots will greatly improve your eyesight, cracking your knuckles leads to arthritis, watching too much TV will harm your vision. We’ve all heard the old wives’ tales, but did you know there are also many misconceptions about home energy use? Don’t be fooled by these common energy myths. Myth: The higher the thermostat setting, […]

Close to home but far from ordinary

Evolving technology is changing how energy is generated and distributed through the electric grid to homes and businesses. These changes have brought new challenges and opportunities to electric co-ops working to keep pace with the evolving landscape. Within the electric cooperative workforce, new skills and experience are needed to help co-ops meet shifting market and […]

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Co-ops tell story of rural Tennessee during day on the hill

More than 200 electric co-op leaders from across the state were in Nashville on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 29 and 30, for the 2018 Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Legislative Conference. During meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill, co-op members and employees stressed the important role that co-ops play in their communities and briefed lawmakers on […]


March 2018 Commkit

The following resources are available for use in March. Leadership column – Advocacy Legislative conference Thunderstorm safety tips Other Resources Co-op careers brochure Washington Youth Tour toolkit Social Media Posts for March March 1 – Co-ops have a big impact on Tennessee. #coopsbuildup [Share Build Up video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0EePVhRcw] March 2 – [Today/March 2] is National […]

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Co-ops awarded two ECD broadband grants

[NASHVILLE] – On Friday, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced that two electric cooperatives will receive grants to support the deployment of broadband in rural Tennessee. Gibson Electric Membership Corporation in Trenton will receive $1,353,148 million and Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation in Lafayette will receive $1,350,000. David Callis, executive vice president and […]

Tips to prepare for winter storm

[NASHVILLE] – Electric co-ops across Tennessee today are preparing for a significant winter storm that is expected to impact the Volunteer State overnight and Friday. “The threat of ice is something that we take seriously,” says Todd Blocker, vice president of member relations for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. “Co-ops are closely monitoring forecasts and […]

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New scholarship available to Washington Youth Tour delegates

[NASHVILLE] – For more than 50 years the Washington Youth Tour Creative Writing Competition has honored some of Tennessee’s most talented young writers. Among other incentives, winners receive a trip to Washington, D.C., to learn more about history, government and public policy. Recently the rewards of winning grew when Union University in Jackson, Tenn., announced […]