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MLEC Community Involvement in Lewis County

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative has a desire to help the communities we serve and was able to help contribute community involvement funds to the following Lewis County organizations: Lewis County Senior Citizens, Lewis County School System, Lewis County Cancer Victims, and the Hohenwald Fraternal Order of Police (Back Pack Program). Each group received a check for $500. Pictured are Lewis County Senior Citizens Director Becky Carroll (center) and MLEC Board Members Bill Webb (left) and Dr.

MLEC Community Involvement in Perry County

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative has a desire to help the communities we serve, was honored to contribute $500 in community involvement funds to the Perry County Food Bank. The funds received will support the purchasing of food for clients of the food bank. Pictured above is Sue Holder (left), representing Perry County Food Bank Plus and MLEC Board Member Tommy Graham (right).

Right-of-Way Spraying Underway

Chempro has been contracted by Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative (MLEC) to help control the growth of woody stemmed vegetation within the overhead power line right of way in Perry County and parts of Hickman County.  Work is currently underway and will continue until the end of September.

Arcadia Power Provides Renewable Energy Certificates

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative has heard that members from other Tennessee electric cooperatives were contacted by Arcadia Power. We urge members of our co-op to thoroughly research Arcadia Power and fully understand what they offer before signing up.

After-Hours Change for Reporting Outages - May 17

(May 1, 2017) — In mid-May, Meriwether Lewis Electric Co-op is changing where, and how, outages are reported after hours. The number will be publicized closer to the tentative switch date of May 17.

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.

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