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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
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 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!
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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
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
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
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
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
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.