Press Release

MTEMC participates in 250k Tree Day

Middle Tennessee Electric is one of many electric cooperatives across the state participating in the Tennessee Environmental Council’s 250K Tree Day Friday, Feb. 23.

The effort is geared at planting and caring for native trees in the state.

“Middle Tennessee Electric is built on the seven cooperative principles, one of which is concern for community,” said MTEMC President Chris Jones. “By participating in the 250K Tree Day, we are working for the sustainable development of the communities we serve.”

Freezing temps grip the mid-state, MTEMC has tips to help

As the temperature continues to drop in the area and more cold days forecast, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation officials are reminding members there are precautions to keep their homes warm while minimizing the impact on their electric bills.

“When the cold weather like this hits, it’s easy to raise the thermostat, but doing that also raises your electric bill,” said MTEMC Communications Coordinator Josh Clendenen. “There are a number of things you can do that can reduce your energy usage both now when the cold weather is here as well as in the future.”

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation Employees Serve Community

A number of employees from Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation helped the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Wilson County as part of the Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service on Thursday, Oct. 5.

“We love the communities we serve,” says Jay Sanders, Community Relations Coordinator and coordinator for the day of service project for MTEMC. “Our employees call Wilson County home, too, and they were excited to get their hands dirty helping our friends and neighbors.”

Middle Tennessee Electric crews return from Georgia

The 16 men (three, five-man crews and a mobile mechanic) returned early today from helping restore power to the members of Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation in Covington, Ga., in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Throughout the last week, the team has been assisting with power restoration efforts, clearing trees from downed lines, repairing broken poles and stringing new lines.

Middle Tennessee Electric Members Reelect Incumbents to Board

Middle Tennessee Electric members re-elected three incumbents to the board of directors’ open seats during the cooperative’s Annual Meeting today at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel and Conference Center.

Approximately 2,000 members were in attendance at the meeting.

Incumbents Steve Seger of Williamson County (District 1A), Will Jordan of Rutherford County (District 2C) and Gordon Bone of Wilson County (District 4C), were elected for the 2017-2020 board.

MTE SharingChange Awards Scholarships To Local Students

Middle Tennessee Electric’s charitable foundation, SharingChange, recently awarded scholarships for 10 local students. 

The winners of the $2,000 scholarships were: William Singer from Wilson County, Kathryn Merrell from Williamson County, Michael Singer from Wilson County, Amanda Young from Rutherford County, Whitney Allen from Rutherford County, Annabelle Weston from Williamson County, Michael Harber from Rutherford County, Stephanie Olin from Wilson County, Lauren Meadows from Wilson County and Austin Sissom from Cannon County.

MTE SharingChange doneates $5,000 to High Hopes Development Center

 Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation’s SharingChange has donated $5,000 of its funds to High Hopes Development Center. 

“We are very grateful for the support of MTEMC members who participate in SharingChange,” said Gail Powell, Executive Director for High Hopes. “This grant for therapy scholarships allows children with special needs in our community to receive vital life-changing therapies that will help them do things like walk, talk, dress and feed themselves.”