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Livingston Enterprise: LED Pilot Project Set for Livingston

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Livingston residents will have a chance to see Livingston in a “new light” as the Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved to participate in a pilot program for residents to have a visual test of LED lighting in town. The action came during a special called work session on Thursday night.

“They’ll love it. The light that it emits is a much more pleasing light to the human eye,” said Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC) General Manager Jimmy Gregory, adding later, “It is different. If you’re approaching an LED, you can’t tell there’s a light on until you get pretty close to it, and there it is,” said Gregory, describing LED’s ability to appear like natural lighting.

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Paying Online? Beware of UCEMC Impostors

Official Communication of UCEMC

We all enjoy the convenience and privacy of paying our bills online – especially if we’re multi-tasking while waiting at the airport or sitting in our cubicle at work. If you’re reading this, you’re on the official website for the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation. The word “official” is right up there in your browser bar, letting you know you’re in the right place.

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Elaborate Scam Targets Utility Customers

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Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation is warning its members about an elaborate scam attempt that is targeting utility customers. The scam starts with a person calling who states that if you don’t pay your bill immediately, your service will be disconnected. If you do not pay immediately with your credit card or with a service called “Pay Pac,” they ask you to call “customer service” through another number.

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Where Power and Opportunity Meet

Where Power and Opportunity Meet Where Power and Opportunity Meet

Amazon recently announced that it plans to build a new operations center in Nashville. This is big news for the entire state as the project is expected to bring more than 5,000 jobs and millions of dollars in investment to the region. Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis have recently made headlines for industry announcements as well.

All of this attention on the state’s urban centers makes it easy to think that opportunity can only be found in a big city. Here in the Upper Cumberland, we know better. Opportunity and growth are all around us. 

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Phantom Load

Phantom Load Phantom Load

Did you know that there’s a vampire in your home 24/7? Many electronics continue to use energy even after they’re turned off. If they remain plugged in after use, it’s what we call phantom load and it costs the average member more than $100 a year.

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Coping with a Winter Power Outage

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Living without electricity is no easy task, especially during cold weather. To make the best of the situation as we work to restore your power, follow these tips from UCEMC once you’ve called to report the outage in your area:

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It Pays To Buy A Good Water Heater

It Pays To Buy A Good Water Heater It Pays To Buy A Good Water Heater

If you’re that family member who enjoys an extra-long, hot shower to begin your day, you might want to reconsider. Since water heaters are the second largest energy expense in your home after your heating and cooling system, washing away your cares could cost you if you don’t have an efficient water heater. It pays to buy a good one.

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Winter Storms Keep Co-op Crews Busy

Winter Storm in North-Carolina Unlike our neighbors in N.C., we’ve been fortunate to avoid the winter storms so far here in the Upper Cumberland, but the season has just begun.

Electric cooperative line crews in several states are keeping cold weather gear and coveralls close by as they restore power to members knocked offline by a series of winter storms.

Since mid-November, four major winter storms have brought ice, snow and blasts of frigid cold weather to co-op served territories east of the Rockies. The latest storm knocked out electricity to more than 50,000 co-op served meters in the Carolinas and Virginia in early December.

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The Kilowatt Hour

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Concerned about your energy costs? There are some simple steps you can take to reduce the amount of electricity you’re using. But first, let’s take a look at the terms Kilowatt and Kilowatt Hours.

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Look out for scam artists posing as debt collectors from Tennessee Valley Authority

Scam Alert - Be Aware! Scam Alert - Be Aware!

Unfortunately, Caller ID can’t tell us when a scammer is on the line. We must be vigilant for the latest techno-tricks scammers are using to steal our hard-earned cash.

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After Devastating Loss, “Getting Your Power Back” Takes On New Meaning…

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Two destructive hurricanes in the southeast, only weeks apart, took a numbing toll on our neighbors in Florida, southern Georgia, and the Carolinas. Many lives were lost. Homes and businesses, obliterated. As we have seen so many times following storms of such epic scale, heartbroken survivors return to their devastated communities, only to find their way of life altered for many years to come.

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Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation Sending Crews South to Assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation Sending Crews South to Assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation Sending Crews South to Assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC) is once again sending crews to help with storm recovery efforts. Line workers and equipment are rushing to assist area cooperatives as the biggest storm in 13 years brings life-threatening storm surges and 110 mph winds to the Florida Panhandle.

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