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August 2, 2017
Phone Scammers Using New Techniques in Crossville and Across the Plateau

In the last month, several of our members have received phone call demanding payment.  There have been two primary types: One set of scammers calls posing as TVA billing. They demand payment immediately or threaten disconnection. TVA does not have the authority to disconnect our customers and they will not call and threaten to do Read More

July 20, 2017
Peak Energy Demand Expected July 21, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We are expecting a high system demand tomorrow Friday, July 21 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm where peak power used will be at its most expensive this month. Together we can “Beat The Heat” by using our electricity resources wisely, but we must have our membership’s help. Three easy ways you can help Adjust Read More

June 26, 2017

Students from Cumberland, Hamilton, McMinn, and Meigs counties spent a week in our nation’s capital last week as delegates of the 2017 Washington Youth Tour. Christa Simmons of Stone Memorial High School, Emma Fisher of Ooltewah High School, Brooklyn Hurst and Hannah Hall of McMinn High School, and Abigail Jones of Meigs County High School Read More

June 15, 2017
Damage to TVA Lightning Arrester Causes Three VEC Substations to Lose Power

On Wednesday afternoon, June 14, employees of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) were performing routine work in the East Cleveland Substation. As the work was being conducted, a member of the TVA crew opened an unloaded transfer switch. Although done properly, opening the switch caused an aged lighting arrester in the substation to fail. As Read More

June 9, 2017
Increase in Outages Linked to Tree Health

Over the last three months, Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC) has seen a drastic increase in outages due to trees and tree limbs falling. From March to June 2016 there were only 211 power outages linked to trees across our 17 county service area. This year there were 935 outages during the same three months as Read More

May 31, 2017
Tips to give your home’s energy use a vacation while you are on vacation

Going on vacation? Even if you plan to be away just a few days, you can save energy in your home when you travel. Here’s a few tips that can give your utility bill a break when you take a break. Water heater. Turn down the temperature, so it doesn’t keep the water warm while Read More

May 9, 2017
2017 VEC Board Elections

VEC is an electric cooperative that provides the opportunity for our members to serve on the Cooperative’s governing board.  There are 12 board members who serve rotating terms to represent the various portions of the VEC service area.  Each year three of these districts hold elections for those who are interested in representing their area Read More

April 17, 2017
Preferred Billing Plan for Social Security Recipients

Volunteer Energy recently instituted a Preferred Billing Plan for customers who are Social Security recipients. This plan allows the customer to pick the billing date that aligns best with the date of their Social Security payment. In order to qualify for the preferred billing plan, the VEC bill must be in the Social Security recipient’s Read More

April 12, 2017
Phone Scammers Hit Crossville

The scammers are at it again.  Volunteer Energy Cooperative has received reports from businesses that are receiving calls from scammers claiming to be from the VEC collections department. The businesses are told that their power will be disconnected if they do not pay immediately by purchasing a cash card. THIS IS A SCAM. VEC does Read More

April 6, 2017
April 10, 2017 Is Linemen Appreciation Day

Join us on social media on April 10th and use #ThankALineman to show our linemen how much we appreciate them!