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TVA Fuel Cost Adjustment to Double July 1, 2022
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        Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation alerts residential and commercial members to expect higher electric bills due to record-setting temperatures and an increase in Tennessee Valley Authority's Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA).      On July 1, TVA's FCA will cost 2 cents per kilowatt-hour m...
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The Beat Goes On: A UCEMC Cares grant helps bring “Drums Alive” to Baxter Primary School
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It’s the latest innovation in music education: Drums Alive! Thanks to a community-wide fundraising effort and a grant from UCEMC Cares members, children from Baxter Primary School are living their rock n’ roll dreams. Enjoy the concert video below and read the full story here in the June Tennessee Magazine.
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Katie Grandstaff Awarded Scholarship
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  Gordonsville High School Senior Katie Grandstaff (left) is awarded a $2,000 scholarship from UCEMC’s Jasmine Byrnes in a ceremony at GHS on Friday, May 13. Katie was GHS’s winner of the UCEMC and Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s essay contest which gives high school juniors a chance to compete for a scholarship and a trip to Wash...
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UCEMC Essay Contest Winner Receives Scholarship
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UCEMC is proud to present Smith County High School senior Katie Ash with a $2,000 scholarship in a special ceremony at SCHS on May 6. Katie won the scholarship with her outstanding 900-word essay about one of the seven cooperative principles, Concern for the Community.  Each year, UCEMC sponsors an essay contest for high school juniors to comp...
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Scammers are at it again!
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Several UCEMC members in Cookeville didn't take the bait and are warning you to be careful, too! The caller-scammer identified himself as Christopher, a "lineman with UCEMC." He told our members that if they didn't pay $750 on their "past due" electric bill, the power would be shut off immediately. He put them through to another scammer, Brian Camp...
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Burgess Falls Substation Kickstarts Economic Growth
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  UCEMC engineer Wayne Anderson looks over the layout of the recently completed Burgess Falls substation near Cookeville. It’s named after a famous waterfall that attracts thousands of tourists to the state each year. Upper Cumberland EMC's Chief Engineer Wayne Anderson is confident that some of that "attraction mojo" will translate into econo...
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Roaring River Challenges Storm Power Restoration
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The Roaring River in Jackson County lived up to its name following the downpours from a stalled weather system over Middle Tennessee last week. Upper Cumberland EMC's power lines cross the river at several points. Usually, they aren't a problem to service, but when UCEMC Linemen Darren Birdwell, Donny Garrison, Danny Jones, and Apprentice Groundsman Payton Boles ventured out to investigate outages in the area on Thursday night, the crew discovered something they didn't expect.
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Deep snow envelopes the Upper Cumberland
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  As kids, we delighted in the sight. As adults, sometimes, not so much. The sparkling white snow fell relentlessly Thursday, and as the grown-ups searched the kitchen drawer for a ruler to star in the perfect social media pix, the kids ran outside to build the perfect snowman. So far, the dry snow has been kind to our power lines, and there a...
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UCEMC Cares Board 2022
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The UCEMC Cares Board of Directors announces new officers and a new board member for 2022.  The new District 3 Director is Philip Marshall, who replaces retiring Director Mike Austin of Livingston.  Greta Hurst of District 2 is elected Chairperson. Vice-Chair is Ken Frye from District 1. Carol Woodard is the new Secretary, and Distri...
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The new and improved Member Portal is here!
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Paying Your Bill At UCEMC Just Got Easier!
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Congratulations Richard!
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UCEMC Engineering Director Wayne Anderson presents Staking Engineer Richard McClanahan with a certificate honoring him for 25 years of service to the cooperative. 
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Holiday Magic in Granville
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You're not seeing double. At the Historic Sutton Home, there's a beautifully decorated tree in every room. Granville is celebrating Holiday Magic now through December 31, and it's the place to be for those of us who aren't ready to decorate until after Thanksgiving. Hear traditional  music, eat a delicious lunch at Sutton General Store, s...
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What A Year!
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UCEMC Members have had more than our share of challenges since our last in-person Annual Meeting. While we were still recovering from the deadly 2020 tornado that brutally tested our resolve, early 2021 ushered in a pandemic and an epic ice storm. For all of us living and working in the Upper Cumberland, what a year it has been! We’ve faced many ch...
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The Simple Truth About Space Heaters
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When the winter temps drop into the teens and twenties, many UCEMC members will bring the space heater out of storage to supplement their home heating unit. Some advertisements indicate that portable electric heaters are highly efficient, and the truth is, they are designed to provide adequate short-term heat for a bathroom or other small area. Long-term use may be cost-prohibitive because, with a space heater, it's that constant flow of electricity that causes that wire to glow red-hot and produce heat.
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83rd Annual Meeting of the Members Webcast
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Above: UCEMC employees Wanda Geho and Jessica Reed serve members at the 2021 Annual Meeting Registration Event. 299 members were registered and we shared 575 picnic boxes of fish and chicken. Thank you for driving by!  You weren't able to join us? Enjoy this webcast of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Members.
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Storm Relief in Baton Rouge in 2021
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Directorate Election Results Announced
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  Hundreds of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members turned out at district office polls on Friday and Saturday, voting to fill seats on the UCEMC Board of Directors in districts one, two, and three. In District One, consisting of Smith, DeKalb, Wilson, and Macon counties, Bradley West defeated Joey Harper for the seat vacate...
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UCEMC Directorate Election August 27 and 28
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One of the guiding principles of an electric cooperative is that it is a democratic organization controlled by its members who actively participate. This year, Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation is counting on its eligible members to get out and vote to fill the seats of three board members whose terms are expiring. Before UCEMC holds...
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We're making it easier to do business with UCEMC.
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This month, we're introducing convenient new ways to pay your electric bill in-person, online, and at your favorite stores!Watch our Introduction Video:  Get My Barcode UCEMC CheckOut   UCEMC CheckOut is our newest bill payment option that allows you to pay your UCEMC power bill where you shop.   Get the barcode. Visit ucemc.com and follow the instructions to download your personal barcode. Please print out the barcode or retain it on your mobile device. Visit ucemc.com to find payment locations near you. Business chains like CVS Pharmacy, Dollar General, and 7Eleven, Walgreens, and Family Dollar are just a few of the businesses where you can pay your UCEMC bill while you’re shopping. More than 50,000 retailers nationwide are participating in the CheckOut system. Scan the barcode. As you pay for your goods in the checkout line, scan the barcode you’ve saved on your mobile phone or have printed out. At this time, UCEMC CheckOut only accepts cash payments. There is a $1.50 fee for using the new service. UCEMC CheckOut locations cannot view or look up member account details. Get real-time verification. Once your bill is paid, you’ll get real-time verification that your payment has been approved. UCEMC also receives verification, and your account is updated. Separate transaction. The UCEMC bill payment is a separate transaction. Your retailer scans the barcode at the register and completes the transaction before you can ring up other items. It’s quick and easy but is a separate transaction.
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Let's Beat the Heat Together
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As a member of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, you know how to make smart energy choices that help you save money. But did you know that when you use electricity can be just as important as how much you use? Throughout the day, energy use fluctuates based on consumer demand. Typically, most households use larger amounts of electri...
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