Entries by Trent Scott

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2012 Farm Energy Audits through USDA NRCS

With America’s farmers continuing to face high energy costs, help is on the way in the form of Headquarters Agricultural Energy Management Plans (AgEMPs), commonly called on-farm energy audits.  Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding is available through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for farm energy audits and equipment upgrades. Farm energy audits can generally […]

Apogee

Dan Lockman’s presentation at the 2012 Marketing, Member Services and Communications Conference [button link=”http://tnelectric.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/TECA-MMSC-2012-Apogee-dL.pdf”]Open Presentation →[/button]  

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Co-ops – Contributing to your community

by David Callis, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association As we continue to celebrate the International Year of Cooperatives, we like to showcase other ways that cooperatives benefit your local community — not by delivering a product or a service but by delivering on a commitment. If we’re shopping, […]

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What is important

The week of March 12 was an eventful one in Nashville, to say the least. More than 200 devoted directors and employees from Tennessee’s electric cooperatives were in the state capital to participate in the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Legislative Conference, Day on the Hill and Legislative Reception. Taking time away from their busy […]

2012 Legislative Conference

More than 200 directors and employees from Tennessee’s electric cooperatives were in Nashville Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13, for the 2012 Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s legislative conference. Attendees met with their legislators on Capitol Hill to help them better understand electric cooperatives and the issues that impact them. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam also […]

Shutterbug Contest

Some of the most breathtaking scenery Tennessee has to offer lies within our state parks. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Tennessee State Parks system, and to celebrate this milestone, The Tennessee Magazine and the parks system are teaming up to host the first-ever State Parks Shutterbug Photography Contest. The theme, “Celebrating 75 […]

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Patience is a virtue

Mike Knotts, Director of Government Affairs for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association For years, I’ve heard the saying, “Patience is a virtue.” I’m not sure I’ve ever really thought about what that means. Have you? I just hear it, reflexively agree with it and move on to the next thing. Just another cliché, something that […]