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Tree Trimming Continues in Hickman County

(January 25, 2017) — Trees, Incorporated has been contracted by Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative (MLEC) to clear areas around power lines in Hickman County.  Work is currently underway in the eastern part of the county and will continue for at least several more months.

2017 MLEC Adopt-A-School Grant Winners

MLEC kicked off the New Year by awarding $10,000 to help local teachers meet special classroom needs. The co-op contributed $5,000 to match a grant they received from CoBank’s Sharing Success program to award $2,000 in each of its five counties. Teachers applied for the grants in November, and a committee of MLEC employees selected which projects would receive funding.

Scam Protection Tips

(December 30, 2016) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is again warning members about phone scams.  Callers are linking themselves with MLEC, claiming the member’s account is past due and subject to disconnection.

Electric Price Dips in January 2017

(December 29, 2016)  —  The Tennessee Valley Authority Fuel Cost Adjustment will be slightly lower in January 2017.  The decrease means that Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative residential members using 1200 kilowatt-hours of electricity will pay $1.47 less than they did in December.  A complete rate schedule is available online.

2016 Ornament Contest Celebration

(December 15, 2016 – Centerville, Tennessee) - Being a friend to our community and playing an active role with our youngest members is important to Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative.  One example of our commitment to engage with them is MLEC’s annual ornament contest.

Electric Price Up in December

(November 30, 2016)  —  Electric prices are taking a jump in December. In fact, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative residential members using 1200 kilowatt-hours will be paying $3.47 more than they did last month. The increases are attributed to Tennessee Valley Authority’s seasonal (winter rate) and an increase to their fuel cost adjustment.  A complete rate schedule is available online.

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Pole Inspections - Hickman County

(November 29, 2016Centerville, Tennessee) —Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative will begin regularly scheduled electric pole inspections in Hickman County in December. The project, intended to help increase service reliability for MLEC members, will likely continue until late January.

MLEC Named ‘5-Star Co-op’ by National Trade Association

(November 2, 2016Centerville, Tennessee) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative announced today that it has been named a “5-Star Co-op” by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).  The 5-star designation recognizes MLEC’s high level of participation in Co-ops Vote, a national get-out-the-vote campaign. The non-partisan campaign seeks to boost voter turnout in areas served by electric co-ops all across the country.

TVA FCA Changes for November

(October 28, 2016)  —  The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Fuel Cost Adjustment will decrease ever so slightly for electric users in November. Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative residential members using 1200 kilowatt-hours will pay about seven cents less than they did for the same amount of energy in October. A complete rate schedule is available in our rates section.

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School Grant Deadline Approaching

(October 25, 2016)  —  Area teachers have until November 16, 2016, to apply for one of two $1000 Adopt-A-School Grants in their county. The grants are made possible by Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative and their partnership with CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America.


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