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March 17, 2017
Where are my energy dollars going?


March 10, 2017
Scammers posing as VEC

Scammers hit the TN Valley this past week. Several of our members received phone calls demanding immediate payments via money grams or prepaid credit cards or their power would be turned off. VEC does not call and demand immediate payment. If you are concerned about a call you received, please hang up and call your Read More

March 2, 2017
Just Another Day for a Lineman – by Julie Jones

VEC linemen frequently work with ropes. Every day they use rope to climb power poles. They create rope rigging to move lines from the ground to where they are working. Ropes are integral to their training. Recently the Benton service crew put their knowledge of rigging rope to another use. One morning in January, they Read More

February 9, 2017
Looking to make energy efficiency improvements to your home?

Choose a TVA-qualified contractor for your heating/cooling and energy efficiency improvements.  The following companies have met the VEC and TVA requirements necessary to be part of the TVA Quality Contractor Network.  We are proud that they are our partners! A – Team Heating & Cooling Insulation Unlimited Inc Action Heating & Cooling Inc J & Read More

January 10, 2017
2017 Pole Inspections

1/10/2017  Crews from our contractor, Power Pole Maintenance Company, will be in the Vandever, Brewer, and Lantana road area in Cumberland County performing power pole inspections. Crews will consist of 2 to 6 members in pickup trucks and possibly ATV four wheelers. These inspections will allow us to identify poles that may need replacement, as Read More

December 20, 2016
VECustomers Share Board Directs $35,000 to Tornado Relief

The VECustomers Share Board made a rare decision at their December meeting to direct all donations available for distribution to assist the victims of the tornadoes that hit McMinn and Polk counties in the early morning hours of November 30th. “Like so many in the area, the VECustomers Share Board wanted to pitch in and Read More

November 30, 2016
After the Storm – VEC at Work

Volunteer Energy Cooperative crews along with several contract crews from Service Electric and MPS rolled into the Benton and Athen’s areas to begin the process of repairing poles, transformers, and downed power lines. This work is ongoing and will continue over the next few days.  Below are a few photos from both Benton and McMinn.

Storms rolling through the VEC service area

Like our facebook page at Volunteer Energy Cooperative for the latest updates on the power outages and the restoration process and/or download the SmartHub app on your smartphone at the app store to view the most current outages and to report your outage. Crews continue to work through the night and this morning. As of 6:30 Read More

November 28, 2016
Safety Around Powerlines

Severe weather happens year-round. Tornadoes, winter ice storms, and other weather events can seriously damage power lines and other electrical equipment. Storm damage causes dangers that lurk after a storm has passed. When you see power lines on the ground following a storm, stay away, warn others to stay away and contact the electric utility. Read More

November 3, 2016
Pall Mall Veteran’s Day Weekend Program November 11-13

Pall Mall will be holding a Veterans Day Weekend program at the Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park. There will be events from 11:00 am on Friday the 11th, through Sunday the 13th. There will be living history programs, WW1 airplanes flying over, a screening of Sergeant York Movie,  And a World War 1 Vintage Read More