News

Outage Information

Here’s a checklist of helpful information which may come in handy in the event that an outage should arise. If you’ve ever wondered about what’s involved in responding to outages, check out these frequently-asked questions about the power restoration process.

Secure Electric Grid

AEC recognizes that a secure electric grid, both physical and cyber, is necessary to safely and reliably provide energy to our members. Here’s more information about how we monitor and ensure the safety and security of our system.

Scam Alert

Please be aware that a local business has recently been contacted by someone claiming to be trying to collect for an electric bill. AEC notifies our members by mail concerning electric account payments; we will never initiate a phone call for collection purposes. Stay alert for these types of scams and protect your personal information. […]

Electronics Recycling

618 pounds of old computers and other electronic equipment, kept out of landfills and on its way to being recycled responsibly! Thanks for your participation in a very successful “E-Cycling” event here at the Co-op, held on Wednesday, November 6th. With what was brought in from the public, in addition to the e-waste that AEC […]

Press Release

TVA announces retail rate increase of 1.5% To become effective October 1st Customers in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s distribution area will sioon see a slight increase in the rates they pay for electricity. The TVA board of directors approved a 1.5 percent retail rate increase at their meeting on August 22nd. The sluggish economy and […]

Grilling Givaway

Thanks to all our members who entered the 2013 Summer Grilling Giveaway! The contest may be over but summer is still going strong. We have a wide variety of Meco grills and smokers available, and they’re all on sale!

AEC recognized with “Tree Line USA” designation

Appalachian Electric Cooperative has once again been designated by the Arbor Day Foundation as a “Tree Line USA” utility. This is the eighth year in a row that the Cooperative has achieved this honor. “We don’t take this recognition lightly,” says AEC Vice President of Engineering and Operations Joe McCarter. “This designation is very meaningful […]

April 1 rate change

Appalachian Electric Cooperative announced a 1.97% increase in retail electric rates, effective April 1, 2013. Read more about what factored into this decision and how it impacts our members.

Arbor Day celebration

AEC sponsors and participates in annual Arbor Day events and collaborates with community groups in efforts to plant and protect trees. The benefits of adhering to these standards are many. For utilities, it means improved reliability. Properly pruned and maintained trees with healthy root systems results in less decay and structural weakness—which translates into fewer […]

2013 Lake Clean Up

The 2013 Grainger County Lake Clean-Up has been a huge success! Over 8,000 pounds of garbage, tires and household appliances were collected. Special appreciation to the Grainger County Parks & Recreation Department and Mayor Hipsher’s office, as well as the members across our service area. AEC is proud to have been a participant in the […]