MTEMC cuts the ribbon on Cooperative Solar Project

Middle Tennessee Electric cut the ribbon on a Cooperative Solar project today. The one-megawatt solar array is the first of its kind for the cooperative.

"This is a big day for Middle Tennessee Electric and its members," said MTEMC President Chris Jones. "It is our goal to be the solar leader among electric companies in the Tennessee Valley. Last year, working with our members, we connected more solar generation than any other power distributor across the 7 states of the Tennessee Valley."

The cooperative expects to open the Cooperative Solar program for participation to its members in the first quarter of 2017. Interested members will be able to enroll in the program and, for a $20 per energy block per month participation fee, they will have their portion of the local, green generated power applied to their bill. In some months, electricity generated by the solar array may be less than the monthly participation cost, and in others it may exceed that cost. Members wanting solar will have the opportunity to participate with ease, letting their cooperative handle all of the details.

"Just as 80 years ago, we were built to serve, today, we are taking the steps to broaden those service capabilities to our members," Jones said.

Also on hand for the ribbon cutting were Tennessee Commissioner of Environment and Conservation Bob Martineau, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson, MTEMC board members and other dignitaries.

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative providing electricity to more than 215,000 residential and business members in Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford and Cannon counties.

For more information, please contact MTEMC Communications Coordinator Josh Clendenen at 615-494-1071 or 615-516-5020.

Posted on November 15, 2016.


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