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Broadband Accessibility Act Moves Forward

(April 13, 2017 – Centerville, Tennessee) – As the Broadband Accessibility Act awaits Governor Haslam’s signature, Meriwether Lewis and other Tennessee electric cooperatives are evaluating what it means for them going forward. The Act removes restrictions that currently prevent electric cooperatives from providing retail internet services.

Youth Leadership Summit 2017

(April 7, 2017 – Centerville, Tennessee) – McEwen High School student Olivia Kennedy and Houston County High School student Colton Jernigan were in Nashville March 13-15 for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Youth Leadership Summit.

Pulleys Represent MLEC at Conference

(April 7, 2017 – Centerville, Tennessee) – Nate and Heather Pulley of Tennessee Ridge were sponsored by Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative to join more than 300 young people from across the state for the 2017 Young Leaders Conference held Feb. 24 and 25 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Franklin.

MLEC Planned Power Outages for Hickman County – Wed., March 22, Thurs., March 23, & Fri., March 24

Part of Hickman County will be without power over a three day period on starting on Wednesday, March 22 at 9 p.m. and will finish on Friday, March 24 at 6:15 a.m.
This planned outage will not be constant over the three days. Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative will use this time to change voltage on transformers to improve service reliability. Extra crews from other MLEC locations are being brought in to help keep outage time to a minimum.

Out With the Old - MLEC Rebuilding 1940's line

Seventy years is a long time for a pole and wire to deliver electricity. Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative has taken a close look at its infrastructure providing service to the Centerville Town Square and surrounding neighborhoods and feel the time is right for an upgrade.

TVA FCA Lower in March

The Tennessee Valley Authority Fuel Cost Adjustment will be slightly lower in March 2017.  The decrease means that Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative residential members using 1200 kilowatt-hours of electricity will pay $1.48 less than they did in February.  A complete rate schedule is available online.

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Co-ops Spend Day on the Hill

(February 14, 2017 – Centerville, Tennessee) - Governor Bill Haslam welcomed a group from Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative to Nashville on Tuesday, Jan. 30.  MLEC Directors Ronny Averett, Reed Dreaden, Johnnie Ruth Elrod, Sam Fussell, Tommy Graham, Larry Mayberry, Dr. Jeff Peery, Wayne Qualls, Jesse Wallace, and Bill Webb, as well as President and CEO Keith Carnahan were among more than 200 electric co-op leaders attending the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s Legislative Conference.

Expanding Broadband?

(February 10, 2017 – Centerville, Tennessee) - Governor Haslam’s Broadband Accessibility Act is certainly encouraging for broadband in rural and suburban areas of Tennessee and the electric cooperatives’ role in helping make it happen. It has also ignited a lot of questions for electric cooperatives and their member-owners.

Fuel Cost Adjustment - Down for February

(January 30, 2017)  —  The Tennessee Valley Authority Fuel Cost Adjustment will be slightly lower in February 2017.  The decrease means that Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative residential members using 1200 kilowatt-hours of electricity will pay $1.31 less than they did in January.  A complete rate schedule is available online.

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