Heat Pump Loans

Heat Pump Loans

Tri-County Electric offers heat pump loans through TVA’s Energy Right program for the installation of heat pumps in our member-owners residences. Electric heat pumps and dual fuel heat pumps are eligible for financing through this low-interest fixed-rate loan program....
Demand Response Program

Demand Response Program

If the member-owner agrees to participate in our Demand Response Program, we waive the installation fee of $1,500. The goal of the program is to lower the demand charges the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) imposes on Tri-County Electric. The demand charge is based on...
Keep Electric Poles Clear

Keep Electric Poles Clear

It is important to keep electric poles clear for the safety of those who work on the power lines. Attaching items to electric poles is against the law. Attaching items to Tri-County Electric’s poles is prohibited not only by Board Policy, but it is also a violation of...
It’s Time for Levelized Billing

It’s Time for Levelized Billing

October 2020 – If you haven’t yet done so, it’s the time for Levelized Billing sign ups at Tri-County Electric. Levelized Billing is FREE and it averages those larger winter and summer bills with the rest of the year to produce a lower monthly bill. Best of all,...

2019 Annual Meeting

Tri-County Electric’s 2019 annual meeting of the members was held on Thursday, May 3, 2019, at Macon County Junior High School in Lafayette. The evening began with an opportunity to watch an interactive trailer demonstration or take a ride in the bucket truck. Each...
Safety Demonstration Trailer

Safety Demonstration Trailer

Tri-County Electric teaches the importance of safety with electricity using our Safety Demonstration Trailer. Schools and civic groups in the areas serviced by Tri-County Electric can schedule the Safety Demonstration Trailer for a free interactive experience designed...
2020 Washington Youth Tour Competition

2020 Washington Youth Tour Competition

The 2020 Washington Youth Tour Competition opens for this unforgettable trip. Your prize for showing the benefits of cooperative power: an unforgettable trip to Washington, D.C., June 19-25, 2020, with nearly 2,000 other students your age from across the country. Each...
Tennessee Valley Solar Calculator

Tennessee Valley Solar Calculator

Considering Solar? Tennessee Valley solar calculator can help you learn whether this is a good option for you by understanding the costs and potential savings of installing solar to your property. You can learn how solar energy works by clicking here. Click Solar...
Power Outage FEMA  Advice

Power Outage FEMA Advice

Download FEMA’s power outage preparedness guide here.   Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. Power Outage FEMA Advice is available to help you prepare for and respond to an extended outage both at home and in the workplace....
Standing Stone State Park Goes Green

Standing Stone State Park Goes Green

Standing Stone State Park goes green! Standing Stone State Park in Tennessee, a Tri-County member, has completed the Gold Recognition Level of the TN State Parks Go Green With Us Initiative and Guidelines. The guidelines include multiple areas of environmental...
Dealing with Nuisance Insects

Dealing with Nuisance Insects

In many areas of the country when cool, fall days arrive, Asian lady beetles (ladybugs), Harmonia axyridis and boxelder bugs, Boisea trivittatus, congregate on exterior walls. this leaves many of us dealing with nuisance insects. They typically choose the south and...
Take Charge of Your Water with a Rain Garden

Take Charge of Your Water with a Rain Garden

A Rain Garden is a landscape depression that can be filled with moisture-loving plants. You can take charge of your water with a Rain Garden. Hidden beneath the pretty plants is a natural storm water treatment system that allows 30% more water to infiltrate into the...

Residential Rates

Billing Period:  October 2020 Minimum Bill (No kWh): $20 Energy Charge: (Cents / kWh) $0.09116 Security Light – 51 Watt LED: $9.62
Commercial Rates

Commercial Rates

Up-to-Date General Power Rate – Schedule GSA The rates for Commercial Service fluctuates with the cost of power from TVA. For the current month’s charge, please check this chart monthly. If you have questions, please contact our office. October 2020 Power Charge...
Vegetation Management

Vegetation Management

    Tri-County Electric’s Vegetation Management policy balances the beauty of landscaping and tree planting in neighborhoods with the need to keep power lines clear of vegetation to keep the power source secure. The Vegetation Management policy is designed to...
Rates for Security Lighting

Rates for Security Lighting

Up-to-Date Rates The rates for security lighting fluctuates with the cost of power from TVA. For the current month’s charge, please check this chart monthly. If you have questions, please contact our office. April 2020 Lighting Type Charge 51 Watt LED  $10.59  ...
Heating & Cooling

Heating & Cooling

 a Learn more about how to save on heating and cooling with these tips. Not only will it mean your home is more efficient, you will save money on your energy bills. Q.  How well is my home insulated? A.  If you can see your ceiling joists, you need to increase the...
Appliance Savings

Appliance Savings

Use this calculator to help identify appliance savings tips. Find out how much energy the appliances in your home use with our online Appliance Calculator.  It can add up to about 20% of your total consumption. Food Take the dollar bill test. Close your refrigerator...
Water & Lighting Savings

Water & Lighting Savings

Water and lighting savings can be found in inefficient water heaters, leaking faucets and the light bulbs you are using. These could be areas where you are losing money every month. Find savings tips you can implement at your home or office. Lighting Use...
One Central Phone for All Offices

One Central Phone for All Offices

Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation now has one central phone for all offices in the district. The new central phone number is: 1-800-369-2111. This replaces all local office numbers. While a number change is hard to get use to, this will be a local call from...
Broadband Build Updates

Broadband Build Updates

There are Broadband build updates! Tri-County Electric is proud to announce plans to build a fiber network throughout Trousdale County and the portion of Sumner County served by the Hartsville District. The project will be a Demand Response Pilot and will allow the...
DIY Home Energy Audit

DIY Home Energy Audit

Saving money just got easier with a DIY Home Energy Audit that you complete at home and have experts review with the eScore program. Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative and TVA have teamed up to make it easier to become energy efficient while you save money....
Right of Way Policy

Right of Way Policy

Everyone should learn more about the Right of Way Policy at Tri- County Electric Membership Corporation. Prior to maintaining the right-of-way, Tri-County Electric will attempt to contact the property owner using information available to Tri-County Electric....
Energy Saving Checklist

Energy Saving Checklist

There are things you can do to lower your energy usage. Discuss these with your family so that everyone can do their part to decrease your electric bill.     Take the energy right Home e-Valuation (do-it yourself energy audit), receive the free energy kit,...
Don’t Dig Without Calling Tri-County

Don’t Dig Without Calling Tri-County

Don’t dig without calling Tri-County! One of the worst mistakes in any construction project is failing to identify where lines are buried on the property! It is costly and even potentially dangerous to dig up underground power, gas, cable, phone and water lines....
Landscaping with Utility Friendly Trees

Landscaping with Utility Friendly Trees

Landscaping with utility friendly trees will help keep vegetation away form power lines. In an effort to keep trees away from power lines, planting trees within 30 feet of the Right of Way of your property is prohibited. Trees found within the 30′ set back will...
Tree Removal & Replacement

Tree Removal & Replacement

Tree removal and replacement is sometimes necessary to protect power lines. There may be properties in which removing the entire tree is the only option to protect the power lines. Obviously, tree removal is a permanent solution. This may be done when a fast-growing...
NOAA Public Alert Radio

NOAA Public Alert Radio

Tri-County Electric is doing its part to help keep our members informed of dangerous weather conditions. NOAA Public Alert Radio devices are available for members to purchase and have been installed in schools, hospitals and nursing homes. On behalf of its members,...
Surge Protectors

Surge Protectors

Surge Protectors are the best defense for keeping appliances and other electrical items safe from damage due to weather and other power grid issues. Fluctuations in power supply can destroy the items you have plugged into sockets in your home or business. While...