Energy

Volunteer EC Gets its Backup On

Rody Blevins’ new backup generators will represent the closing of an old loop.   The veteran CEO at Volunteer EC, Decatur, Tenn., has ordered two 750-kV, gas-fired generators from Caterpillar through Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Stowers Machinery. He plans to have them up and running at the cooperative’s two largest service centers, in Cleveland, Tenn., and Crossville, Tenn., by October.   Blevins said Volunteer EC is paying about $380,000 per unit – a savings of between 15 percent and 20 percent, per the

Middle Tennessee EMC Making Solar ‘Simple’

Middle Tennessee EMC, Murfreesboro, Tenn., strives to make life better for its members through its focus on serving not only as their energy provider, but as their trusted energy advisor as well.   “One of the ways we do that is through our Cooperative Solar Program,” said Chris Jones, the cooperative’s president and CEO. “It’s truly made solar simple.   “We’re going to continue to look for more ways to bring renewable energy to our members and focus on being good

DERMS Solution for Appalachian Electric Cooperative

For all that Appalachian EC, New Market, Tenn., has going for it, the cooperative is saddled with a significant deficiency.   “We have one of the worst load factors in the Valley,” said Greg Williams, Appalachian EC’s longtime general manager and a former TVPPA chairman. “Our No. 1 goal is to impact our load factor.”   Enter Seven States Power Corp., which not only offered Williams a way to manage his load control, but to do it with relative simplicity –

Eco Energy

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Fresh Nature

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Tree Plantation

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