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Students are selected based on participation in 4-H electric demonstrations to attend the camp at UT - Knoxville to learn about electricity and electrical safety.

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Students participate in local 4-H electric contests sponsored by the cooperative and give a demonstration about some phase of electrical use in the home.

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6 Ways to Make Your Home Office Energy Efficient

Working from home, even on a temporary basis, may increase your energy use. It means that you're spending more time using a computer, lights and other appliances at home instead of in your…

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Cooperative businesses can be found in many industries. REI, Land O’Lakes, Navy Federal Credit Union, and many others are all examples of the cooperative business model in action. At their foundation are seven guiding principles.

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Middle Tennessee Electric is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative that serves more than 230,000 meters in a four-county area south of metropolitan Nashville.

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We understand our members expect more than just affordable, reliable, and safe electricity. You also expect outstanding member service which includes helping you find answers and solutions to your concerns. MTE is here to address your issues as they…

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Take control of your account with one of our options designed to make life easier.

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As a local electric cooperative, our consumers are member-owner in their cooperative. Administration and governance are more important and scrutinized topics today than ever before. Your electric cooperative is proud of its unique governance model…

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Transparency and governance are more important and scrutinized topics today than ever before. Your electric cooperative is proud of its unique governance model. We strive to be a model of transparency while taking seriously our responsibility to…

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Middle Tennessee Electric has invested in advanced meters to improve the quality and efficiency of the electric systems that serve our members. Our advanced meters have allowed us to improve reliability by pinpointing and responding to outages more…

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Watch the latest annual statistical update video to see how our cooperative continues to grow to serve our members.

As a member of Middle Tennessee Electric, you can expect to see plenty of information about the meeting leading up to the event…

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Every year, Middle Tennessee Electric provides a financial and statistical update to our members. As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, we serve our member-owners as responsible stewards of their resources.

If you have questions, feel free to…

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AutoPay is MTE’s recurring payment system through the myMTEMC mobile app, our web portal or through our Member Services team. This system allows you to put a bank account or a credit/debit card on file to pay your bill each month automatically.

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Keeping members informed about their cooperative is a priority for MTE. We’ve curated a list of awareness topics we feel our members should know. The topics on this page were chosen based on conversations and feedback from our members.

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This 50-minute program examines the movement of electrons, circuits, grounding and more. Students are also exposed to the differences between static and current electricity through group participation including an optional electrostatic generator…

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MTE always seeks to improve the member experience. This is why several convenient billing options are offered to fit your lifestyle or financial situation. These billing options are available for most budgets, are easy to understand and easy to use.

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Do you have questions about your bill? We're here to help you answer those.

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We’re always looking for new ways to engage and educate our members. Our blog serves as a place to find answers to many of your questions. If you’re looking for information and can’t find it--or we haven’t answered your question yet--let us know.…

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Every year, members gather for the MTE Annual Meeting to elect a  director from each district for three-year terms. The current board members are listed below with a contact form for any feedback or comments you’d like to provide.

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Middle Tennessee Electric and United Communications have joined forces to answer your calls for broadband and expand broadband access to underserved areas in Middle Tennessee. Many projects are already underway, and many more will begin soon.  

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Striving to augment the success of our member businesses and industries by fulfilling power needs reliably, inexpensively and personally.

We've committed ourselves to being more than just an electric provider to our business and industrial…

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MTE powers thousands of businesses — large and small. These businesses provide jobs and services to make life better for our members. We're proud to support them with affordable and reliable electricity. In addition to providing energy, we've also…

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There are many benefits to working for MTE, but the biggest benefit is working with a group of people focused on the same purpose — to make life better for our members and communities.

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Your ideas are making us better.

At Middle Tennessee Electric, you are not a customer but a member and owner of your local not-for-profit electric co-op. This membership provides opportunities to offer feedback to board members, leadership and…

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We're committed to empowering the communities we serve. In addition to providing electricity, MTE provides energy to our communities through grants, scholarships, educational programs, and so much more.

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Part of the MTE SharingChange program is designed to help defray emergency energy costs for elderly and disabled members as well as those who are not economically self-sufficient.

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Comprehensive Service programs provide special services to our industrial and commercial members. These services include energy audits, compressed air studies, infrared testing, metering, load profiles, lighting audits, and billing analysis…

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As the trusted energy provider for thousands of members, MTE is committed to providing them affordable, safe, and reliable electricity. Our engineering team uses federal, state, and local guidelines in combination with industry best practices in our…

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MTE has updated its specifications for new development to include provisions for a conduit design to accommodate Smart Grid communications. Planning for a future that delivers fiber optic connectivity to each meter will begin November 1, 2020.…

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We're here to help you get answers and solutions.

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The Cooperative Solar Project provides members access to renewable energy when they might otherwise be excluded from owning and installing their own solar electricity generation systems. Obstacles like improper roof orientation, excessive roof…

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MTE Office Lobbies Are Open with COVID-19 Precautions 

Middle Tennessee Electric is a member-owned cooperative and has been dedicated to serving its members at the highest possible levels since its founding more than 80 years ago…and especially…

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MTE is here to help our members choose options to fit them best as energy technology changes. Our in-house team of experts is here to help you navigate the ever-changing energy landscape.

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A general overview of our commitment to educating our membership.

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Extracurricular Programs

In-School Programs

Safety Demo Trailer

SharingChange Scholarship

Jay Sander's Contact Information

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This 45-minute interactive presentation is a curriculum-based, professional touring theatre. The two programs offered through MTE and performed by ETT, who specializes in presenting theatre programs that are designed to both educate and entertain.…

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As a democratically governed and member-owned electric cooperative, MTE encourages members to participate in the election process during the Annual Meeting. Each year, members gather to vote for their board of directors, nominating committee, and…

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Our presence at community events like football tailgates and food festivals allows us to have one-on-one conversations about new programs and initiatives while gaining vital feedback about members’ needs.

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are one way to use renewable energy on a daily basis. Get answers to frequently asked questions by checking out the electric vehicles FAQ.

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This 30-minute program is an introduction to electricity and its safe use. Various films or videos are shown that are appropriate for all age groups. Includes a powerline demonstration for ages eight and up.

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We want to be your trusted advisor, continually offering tips and advice on how to get the most out of your electricity while also saving money.

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Energy Right Solutions for Business

The Energy Right Solutions program provides an opportunity for businesses to receive incentives and possibly offset the investment costs of new energy projects at their facilities. Contact a Key…

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The New Homes Program was designed by TVA and MTE to offer a suite of new HVAC and water-heating equipment incentives for home builders. Incentives are available for all-electric homes, as well as homes that have gas appliances.

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MTE is the trusted energy advisor and provider to thousands of members. We're here to help you find solutions to your questions about energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, renewables, and so much more.

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Safe, reliable, and affordable electricity and innovation

MTE began more than 80 years ago to electrify a few hundred rural homes, farms, and towns and has evolved to become one of the largest electric cooperatives in the country. Our territory…

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More of the communities MTE serves are undertaking efforts toward "sustainability," which can refer to varied steps toward environmental stewardship, including energy efficiency and conservation. MTE applauds and supports these efforts.

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In addition to our free Home Energy Checkups, we are also qualified to review your home using TVA’s eScore program. eScore audits are a residential energy efficiency service that provides single-family homeowners with a clear path to making their…

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Providing fun and engaging educational activities to our members and their students is one of the great benefits MTE offers.

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As a not-for-profit, electric cooperative, we offer services lower than the national average. To be good stewards of our member's resources, we do have fees associated with certain services.

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This option allows members to pay fixed amounts each month calculated on their previous 12-month consumption. No matter your energy consumption, you’ll be charged the same amount on your monthly bill. Once a year, your account will be “settled up”…

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The GMC credit provides significant power cost savings to qualifying manufacturers, which in turn helps retain manufacturing load in the Tennessee Valley. A strong manufacturing base helps keep TVA rates low for all members.

View the…

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Thousands of businesses and institutions across the nation are purchasing RECs as a way to demonstrate their concrete interest in clean, renewable energy. MTE has partnered with TVA to offer commercial members a chance to purchase RECs through its…

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Green Switch is a renewable energy initiative that offers consumers in the Tennessee Valley a choice of the type of power they buy. MTE and TVA, working with the environmental community, developed the program to bring green power — electricity…

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The HVAC system (heating and cooling) is by far the largest energy user in most homes. Choosing a heating and air conditioning unit for your home will have a budget impact for years to come, not only in initial investment and maintenance but monthly…

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MTE's tree and vegetation team do use herbicide as a tool to help maintain the rights-of-way (ROW). By using it on selective woody-stemmed plants, it encourages healthy vegetation growth in the ROW while proactively reducing outage opportunities. We…

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On May 11, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Rural Electrification Administration, thereby providing federal funds for rural electrification. On May 11, 1936, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation was born after farmers, …

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Our free Home Energy Checkups can help you reduce your energy consumption and ultimately your monthly bill.

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This 45-minute educational demonstration is taught and performed by certified MTE linemen.

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As a member-owner of MTE, you can now become an expert on your energy usage. Not only can your bill report how much energy you use each day, but it can tell you the daily cost, how outside temperature affects your homes energy usage and how your…

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MTE believes in serving people — members and employees. Our human resources team consists of professionals who believe in supporting their coworkers who work with our members every day.

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Our team has created some fantastic presentations for your classroom that are both engaging for students, informative, and follow Tennessee STEM standards.

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Apply today to become a Team MTE intern

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Large load consumers, or key accounts (KA), are recognized at MTE as businesses using more than 300 kW or those with a transformer size of 500 KVA or greater. Through our Key Accounts program, we offer commercial and industrial large-load businesses…

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Members dependent on life-support equipment in their homes are given special consideration by MTE.  To be granted this special attention, members are required to complete a form, which includes the verification of a doctor.

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MURFREESBORO, TN – The merger between the Murfreesboro Electric Department (MED) and Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) became official and finalized today.

“Now we begin bringing our two great teams together for the benefit of all those we serve,”…

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WELCOME TO YOUR LOCAL COOPERATIVE

Welcome to Middle Tennessee Electric, where you'll experience the same great service you've always had plus gain the benefits of membership. The merger means Murfreesboro Electric consumers are now valuable…

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A microgrid can operate independently and can be powered by generators, batteries, or renewable resources.

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – During the 2020 Annual Meeting held virtually Aug. 29, Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) members voted to add two subdistricts to the cooperative’s Board of Directors, representing the City of Murfreesboro.  

On Sept. 1, MTE’s…

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) answered the call for help from Louisiana electric utilities early today by sending four line crews and equipment to rural Louisiana after Hurricane Laura knocked out power to over one million…

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As a local electric cooperative, we're more than just an electricity provider. From finding jobs and internships to construction specifications and guidelines, our team is a great resource for our communities by providing help in a number of expert…

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The latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) show MTE & MED residential consumers see energy prices below the national average.

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MTE's board of directors meet each month in addition to any other events they are required to attend. The most recent schedule can be found here.

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – After the devastating tornado tore across middle Tennessee at more than 50 miles per hour early Tuesday morning on March 3, Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) ultimately found itself with more than 42,000 member accounts without…

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Murfreesboro City Council passes measure to merge, MTE Board affirms agreement.

Murfreesboro, Tennessee – January 10, 2020 – The Middle Tennessee Electric Board of Directors unanimously approved an agreement today to merge the Murfreesboro…

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Manage your account, view your energy consumption, report outages, and more with the myMTEMC mobile app and web portal.

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Get some technical support regarding our myMTEMC app.

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myMTEMC allows our members to receive notifications about their account information, service issues, and more. One great feature members can use is text alerts. These alerts are used to update you when an outage happens,  on outage restoration, and…

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As a trusted energy advisor, MTE strives to create educational information to help our member live their best lives. We use a variety of ways to keep members and our community informed. From blogs and social media to press releases and The Tennessee…

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Keeping trees and plants away from electrical transformers is critical in order to allow line workers safe access to equipment during an outage. Roots from vegetation can interfere with underground electrical lines and cause outages when they grow…

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Each year, a new Nominating Committee is elected at the Annual Meeting. The role of the committee is to present candidates to the members to fill director vacancies for election.

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Middle Tennessee Electric is a local electric cooperative and exists to provide services to make your life better. One service we provide to members is the installation and maintenance of outdoor lights. We offer a few options for both street and…

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We serve to make life better for our members through positive community impact.

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For members who need more flexibility, we now offer a program called Pick a Due Date.

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Using this option, you'll add money to your account before you the electricity is consumed, and we'll calculate your usage each day and deduct your consumption from your account's balance. This option is great for those who want to pay for their…

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Sometimes problems happen to your service or your account. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but our team is here to help you find solutions to those problems.

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MTE offers many programs to benefit our members. From energy efficiency to vegetation management, our programs can help you make the most from your local electric cooperative.

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We've partnered with TVA to provide a list of heating and air conditioning contractors that meet their energy standards. To qualify for certain Energy Right Solution programs like the Heat Pump Loan program, members must use these contractors. Find…

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The rates MTE members pay for residential service rank among the lowest in the nation...in fact, MTE's residential rate is about 25 percent below the national average.

Approximately 82 cents of every dollar MTE receives through member bill…

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Middle Tennessee Electric is not only recognized as a leader in our community but also has a substantial impact across the state and nation with other related organizations. The organizations listed below are an example the types of organizations we…

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MTE’s commitment to our community environment is one way we’re making your life better. Energy technology has evolved to allow more eco-friendly and renewable options for our members to use in their daily lives. Our distributed energy resources team…

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MTE has served homes for 80+ years. Over that time, we've created services and options to help make your life better. Let us help you take control of your account and energy habits.

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Is your business temporarily closed or offering limited service? It can be a difficult time, but you can make the most of it by finding ways to save energy and money, and improve your operations, during the downtime. Here's some food for thought…

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There are many benefits that come with having trees on your property - shade, beauty, windbreak, privacy, cleaner air, less noise, less glare, and higher property values to name a few. But the key to these benefits is to select the right tree and…

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A key component of that mission is safety, and it’s something MTEMC takes very seriously.

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Scammers repeatedly attempt to steal our members’ money and personal identity information by posing as Middle Tennessee Electric. These attacks typically occur during periods of high energy consumption like summer and winter.

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Senior leaders at MTE are responsible for the daily operation and management of the cooperative. Their roles provide direction for employees to complete the cooperative’s purpose, mission, and vision.

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MTE is committed to providing you outstanding electric service and member support.

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Any member of Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTE) is bound by and agrees to the terms and conditions as set forth in MTE’s Bylaws and its Schedule of Rules and Regulations, both of which may be found on MTE’s website.

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While MTE's outage rate is well below the national average, power outages do happen. When they occur, members can be confident that MTE will restore power as quickly as possible.

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You can submit a request to start, stop, or move your electrical service.

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Middle Tennessee Electric is undertaking a significant long-term infrastructure upgrade to better meet our members’ current and future needs. This improvement involves creating a ‘Smart Grid’ using the latest electric distribution technology to…

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MTE allows members to request electric service online, by phone, or in our local offices.

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Residents in many Middle Tennessee communities experienced power outages overnight due to a line of severe thunderstorms and 70+ mph straight-line winds that passed through the area late Sunday afternoon.

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Each month, members of MTE can find content specific to them. From Annual Meeting information to energy programs and everything in between, The Tennessee Magazine helps us distribute information to our members in a way that is timely, educational,…

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MTE has teamed with Tesla, one of the most innovative technology companies in the energy industry, to test a new program intended to save members money via a cutting-edge energy management process.

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This 45-minute program outlines how energy is transferred using thermal imaging cameras and other tools to visually demonstrate the transfer of energy. It’s designed and tailored for students ages 10 and up.

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MTEMC currently offers some Time of Use rates. Key Account Coordinators can identify potential businesses that would benefit from switching to (TOU). This rate solution helps businesses have the information to assist them in making educated…

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Traditional billing is how members have paid for electricity for more than 80 years. At the end of your billing cycle, you pay for the energy consumed. This is great for those who aren't looking for a change and want to simply pay for what they use.

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Keeping trees and plants away from electrical transformers is critical in order to allow line workers safe access to equipment during an outage. If you have questions about tree pruning or tree replacement in zones close to power lines, MTE has…

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Our tree and vegetation team works with members, the environment, and the needs of our electric system to create a balanced and proactive approach to rights-of-way maintenance. We've compiled some of the most frequent questions related to our tree…

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TGR is a plant-based growth inhibitor that is applied underground directly to the area around the tree roots. It allows the tree to grow at a slower rate while improving its foliage density, color, and health. This reduces the need for tree pruning…

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A replacement tree may be provided free of charge on qualifying yard trees removed to improve the safety and reliability of MTE’s power system.

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Each spring, MTE brings an educational initiative to area schools to teach students about trees. This educational initiative encourages environmental awareness and the importance of planting the right tree in the right place.

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MTE and virtually all other electric utilities build to an overhead standard as the most cost-effective type of construction. We are open to putting lines underground provided the additional cost is covered by or for the member. Overhead service was…

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United Communications Awarded $1.3 million through the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Grant to provide service to the Eagleville Community in Rutherford County

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By reducing the variation in monthly bills, members can more accurately budget each month. This is perfect for members who want to smooth out the peaks and valleys in billing.

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At MTE, we don’t just serve houses, we serve families. High school juniors are encouraged to write an original paper about rural electric cooperatives with winners awarded an all-expense paid, weeklong trip to our nation's capital and an opportunity…

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Connecting Communities

by Sam Walsh in Williamson County

It’s a busy day in our small town. There’s a refreshing mid-afternoon breeze that makes working for Mr. Lewis on his farm a little easier. He and everyone else in town don’t own a…

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MTE directs members to local community action agencies for the Weatherization Assistance Program, a federal program for making homes more energy efficient. Members who qualify, according to eligibility requirements, may receive financial assistance…

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We respect your privacy. In utilizing MTE's online services, you may be asked to provide personal information to verify your identity as the account holder, to receive a specific response or to increase the accuracy of certain information.

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This is a great question!  I think, however, there is a more important underlying principle that has to be addressed before diving into Distributed Energy Resources (DER) technology. That principle involves awareness and habits.

You must first…

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Distributed energy resources (DER) are easier than ever to obtain today via the web and with the enormous number of DIY kits, videos, and how-to’s out there. Unfortunately,  some folks risk installing these technologies without being aware of the…

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MTE is fully aware of the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). We are currently in the final phase of a two-year data collection pilot program, “Smart Charge Nashville.” At the conclusion of this pilot, we should have a firm strategy when…

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High school juniors are recommended by their school counselor based on leadership qualities and community activities to learn more about state legislature by attending an all-expense paid, three-day conference in Nashville.

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