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  • First day of school – School starts today in [COUNTIES]. We hope that students, teachers and administrators have a great year! We’re rooting for you!
  • August 1 – Tuesday is #electionday. #coopsvote
  • August 2 – It’s #electionday. Make your voice heard. #coopsvote
  • August 3 – Move Over for utility workers in Tennessee. It’s the law. #moveoverTN [LINK TO MOVEOVERTENNESSEE.ORG]
  • August 6 – Share a behind-the-scenes image from the co-op (linemen loading up for the day, dispatch center, etc…) Explain how this work improves safety and reliability.
  • August 8 – Our crews train to be #everydaysafe. We want your family to be everyday safe, too. Tips to protect your family: [Link to http://www.everydaysafe.org].
  • August 10 – Share article from tnmagazine.org. [LINK TO ARTICLE ON TNMAGAZINE.ORG]
  • August 11 – It’s National Safe Digging Day. Call #811 before you dig. [Insert GIF: https://giphy.com/gifs/loop-hole-dig-tDOwHqLWykZgI]
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  • August 14 – Co-ops build stronger communities. #coopsbuildup Tennessee. [Share Build Up video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0EePVhRcw]
  • August 16 – Save energy and money by keeping your thermostat on 74 and using ceiling fans.
  • August 20 – Hey, teachers! [CO-OP NAME] has several programs and presentations available for your classroom at no cost. [DETAILS ON HOW TO LEARN MORE – VISIT WEBSITE OR CALL…] [POST PHOTO OF SCHOOL PROGRAM]
  • August 22 – Share article from tnmagazine.org. [LINK TO ARTICLE ON TNMAGAZINE.ORG]
  • August 24 – VIDEO: Common Energy Myths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNnCe72PD9M
  • August 28 – Today our crews are working in [LOCATION] to [DESCRIBE JOB] [POST IMAGE]
  • August 30 – Do you know your eScore? Visit [CO-OP SITE OR 2ESCORE.COM] for information and incentives to make your home more efficient.

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Posts for July

  • July 2 – Move Over for utility workers in Tennessee. It’s the law. #moveoverTN [LINK TO ARTICLE ABOVE ON YOUR WEBSITE OR AT TNELECTRIC.ORG.]
  • July 4 –  “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” –Harry S Truman. #IndependenceDay
  • July 6 – A motorist’s guide to utility work sites and Tennessee’s Move Over law #moveoverTN #Infographic [LINK TO https://tnelectric.org/2017/06/27/move-over/]
  • July 10 – Share article from tnmagazine.org. [LINK TO ARTICLE ON TNMAGAZINE.ORG]
  • July 12 – Tennessee’s Move Over law requires motorists to slow down or change lanes when approaching a utility vehicle with flashing lights. Learn more at moveovertennessee.org. #moveoverTN [LINK TO https://youtu.be/uem13hqAaZE]
  • July 16 – Keep it safe this summer. Share these
  • July 18 – Tennessee’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are proud to support the 2018 Lion’s SuperPull of the South. Join us in Chapel Hill this weekend to see the Touchstone Energy balloon. #coopsbuildup
  • July 20 – Co-ops build stronger communities. #coopsbuildup Tennessee. [Share Build Up video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0EePVhRcw]
  • July 23 – Do you know your eScore? Visit [CO-OP SITE OR 2ESCORE.COM] for information and incentives to make your home more efficient.
  • July 25 – Today is National Hire a Veteran Day. We are proud to have these fine people on our co-op team. #coopsbuildup [POST PHOTO/S OF EMPLOYEES WHO ARE VETERANS]
  • July 27 – Share article from tnmagazine.org. [LINK TO ARTICLE ON TNMAGAZINE.ORG]
  • July 29 – Today is National Chicken Wing Day. Check out these great wing recipes from The Tennessee Magazine! #wingandaprayer [LINK TO http://www.tnmagazine.org/winging-it/]
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June 2018 COMMKIT – LEADERSHIP COLUMN

WHAT’S IN THE MIX?

While they are still fairly unusual here, electric vehicles are rapidly growing in popularity.

Sales of electric vehicles jumped by 40 percent in 2017, and there are more electric vehicles on the road today than ever before. Early electric vehicles had a very distinct appearance, but modern electric vehicles look much like traditional cars.

It is entirely possible that you could sit at a traffic light and not know what powers the vehicles around you.

The same could be said of the homes along your street.

[CO-OP NAME] purchases the energy that we deliver to your home or business from the Tennessee Valley Authority, and that’s a lot of power. Last year we purchased more than [XXXXX] billion kilowatt hours of energy from TVA – more than $[XXX] million worth.

The original mission of TVA was to improve flood control and navigation along the Tennessee River system. In the 1930s and 40s, the dams constructed by TVA revitalized the region and provided the first reliable and affordable energy to the area. Because of the impact that TVA’s hydroelectric dams had on our state, some believe that most of our power still comes from TVA dams. The reality is far more complex.

TVA maintains 73 generation sites that utilize several technologies and fuel sources to generate the power we depend on. Today, 40 percent of the energy they generate comes from nuclear, 26 percent coal, 20 percent gas, 10 percent hydro, 3 percent wind and solar and 1 percent from other sources.

Significant investments have been made in recent years to move away from traditional coal-based energy toward cleaner forms of power generation. Today the power you receive is 54 percent carbon-free. This is quite a change from just a decade ago, and TVA plans to reduce carbon generation even further.

[OPTIONAL] [CO-OP NAME] has also made significant investments in clean energy. [DESCRIBE EXISTING OR PLANNED COMMUNITY SOLAR PROJECT].

The next time you flip a switch or plug in a device, the energy you use could be coming from one of a number of sources, or most likely, a combination of generation plants using various fuel sources. Weather, demand, price and regulations are just some of the factors that determine what resources are used at any given time.

One day, you may decide to bring home an electric vehicle of your own. If someone asks you “Gas or diesel?” you can reply, “Nope. This baby is nuclear, coal, gas, hydro, wind and solar.”

 

 

 

 

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