A brand new place for this year’s annual meeting
(But you’ll still see all your old friends and neighbors!)
AEC members will be gathering this Saturday morning, September 27th, a the Walters State/Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center—located in White Pine, just off i-81, at exit 8. (The address is 1615 Pavilion Drive.) Registration starts at 8:30 am and ends when the business meeting begins—promptly at 10 am. Join us as we elect Directors, hear from our General Manager, and give away $1,700 in door prizes. Best of all, every registered member who shows up in person receives a $15 attendance credit on his or her electric bill! And you’ll even get a BBQ sack lunch to take home after the meeting’s over. We look forward to seeing you there.
TVA’s Board of Directors approved a 1.5% rate increase, effective October 1, 2014. Learn more.
Proud of our new partnership
The logo shown above will soon appear on the Co-op’s trucks, signs, apparel, and statement bills. It’s the most visible indication of AEC’s new partnership with Touchstone Energy, which is kind of like a “co-op for co-ops.” This new affiliation harnesses the power and influence of a strong network of more than 750 electric cooperatives from all across the country. No, we haven’t been “bought out” by Touchstone—or anyone else. AEC is still locally controlled by our members through representation on our Board of Directors. This new partnership leverages greater cost-savings and means we’ll have access to a wide variety of tools that are designed specifically to help us reach our members more effectively.
AEC’s outage management map
The Co-op has a brand-new outage map! For the first time ever, AEC is providing visual information displaying the location and extent of outages on our electric system. The map is refreshed automatically, in order to display current information. This tool is provided to keep our members informed. It’s important to note that AEC does not accept outage reports via electronic media. To report a power outage, please call our main number.