June 20th, 2019 Storm Damage - A message from President and CEO, Chris Jones

Some of the most significant storm damage to strike our service area in recent years left a number of power outages in its wake last night. While the approximately 7,000 outages represented a small percentage of our cooperative’s 231,000 members, a few areas were hit so hard that restoration efforts are still underway. As of 9 a.m., approximately 550 members remain without power. While crews will continue to work hard until power is completely restored, estimated times of restoration are difficult, particularly with the scattered nature of the remaining outages.

Is PrePay Right for You?

Tamara Gwyn has been employed by MTEMC since 2011 and is currently a Member Support Coordinator in our Murfreesboro office. She is happy to be able to offer the customized billing option, PrePay, and says, “It’s a reliable option that members enjoy.” Tamara has noticed that many people don’t understand this form of bill payment simply because they don’t know how it works. That’s why she’s here to help.

Pay on a Schedule That Works for You Using PrePay

At our core, MTEMC is here to serve you, our members. PrePay is one of our billing options that builds on that core by allowing you to add money to your account before you consume energy. 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 electricity as they go or want to establish a payment option to reduce their outstanding balance.

Download the myMTEMC Mobile App to Understand Your Energy Habits

As temperatures rise, so does energy consumption and monthly bills. But don’t worry, help is right at your fingertips with the myMTEMC mobile app.

If you don’t have it already, now’s a good time to download it to your smartphone or tablet. It lets you view your energy usage close to real time, showing how the weather impacts your energy consumption. Understanding and improving on your energy consumption can potentially save you money each month.

Outage Restoration is a Team Effort

Tony Trice, our Operations Supervisor, recently sat down to discuss what it takes for a line crew to restore an outage caused by a broken pole. He says, “When replacing a broken pole, the most important thing is safety – both for the members and employees.”

Tony Trice, Operations Supervisor

To illustrate, he describes the procedure used to replace a broken pole during the middle of the night.

Preparing for MTEMC’s 2019 Annual Meeting

MTEMC’s Annual Meeting, one of the many benefits a member of an electric cooperative can experience, is held each year in August. It offers members the opportunity to meet the Board of Directors, senior leadership and co-op employees. Members learn about the cooperative’s financial health and innovative programs, participate in the democratic process and hopefully have some fun along the way.

What to Do When You Encounter a Downed Powerline

May is recognized as National Electrical Safety Month, but the mission of ensuring our membership’s safety is a daily responsibility at MTEMC. Educating our members on the dangers associated with energized electrical lines and equipment is important. For example, do you know what to do when a power line is brought down due to a car accident? This can be a very dangerous situation, so please take a look.