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TVA Approves Rate Increase
TVA Approves Rate Increase

The Tennessee Valley Authority is all set for another year, as their Board of Directors approved a $10.55 billion budget Wednesday, which begins October 1.

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MTEMC Says Braces for High Electric Bills
MTEMC Says Braces for High Electric Bills

Brace yourself when you open your electric bill. Middle Tennessee Electric is telling members to know their bills will be higher due to the cold weather.

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Middle Tennessee sets electric usage record this week
Middle Tennessee sets electric usage record this week

On Wednesday (1/17/18), there was an all-time usage record of 706 gigawatt-hours of electricity, which is enough to power Las Vegas for over 88 days.

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Welcome Back Murfreesboro Electric Linemen
Welcome Back Murfreesboro Electric Linemen

Crews from Murfreesboro Electric have returned from Florida after helping with hurricane damaged electrical lines. The crews stayed a few extra days than expected and returned this past weekend.

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Murfreesboro Electric Crews to return for Hurricane Ravaged Florida this week
Murfreesboro Electric Crews to return for Hurricane Ravaged Florida this week

Crews from Murfreesboro Electric went to Florida to help with the recent hurricanes this past week. Amy Byers, the spokesperson of Murfreesboro Electric said local crews were there to restore power so that residents could start rebuilding their lives...

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Cold Weather: TVA Asks Power Consumers to Voluntarily Reduce Electricity Use
Cold Weather: TVA Asks Power Consumers to Voluntarily Reduce Electricity Use

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for a voluntary reduction in electricity use until Thursday afternoon as a result of frigid temperatures causing high demand across the Southeast.

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The electric scam strikes a Murfreesboro business AGAIN
The electric scam strikes a Murfreesboro business AGAIN

The electric scam is back and has struck a local restaurant.

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Tennessee Valley Authority had an $81 million loss
Tennessee Valley Authority had an $81 million loss

The Tennessee Valley Authority had an $81 million loss during the third quarter, much larger than the $12 million loss sustained by the power provider during the same period in 2013.

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Large scale power outage in Rutherford County
Large scale power outage in Rutherford County

A large scale power outage was reported in parts of Murfreesboro and Smyrna. Middle Tennessee Electric...

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REMINDER: Your Online Murfreesboro Electric Account will go DEAD March 31st
REMINDER: Your Online Murfreesboro Electric Account will go DEAD March 31st

Big changes for Murfreesboro Electric Customers... Amy Byers, the spokesperson for the electric department, tells us that you will be able to view more details about your account then ever before online.

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Electric Scam Hit Murfreesboro HARD This Past Week - What Now
Electric Scam Hit Murfreesboro HARD This Past Week - What Now
The victims paid the subjects after buying a pre-paid gift card and then telling the caller the account number on the card. 
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Murfreesboro Electric Speaking Out About Recent Electric Department Scams (with audio)
Murfreesboro Electric Speaking Out About Recent Electric Department Scams (with audio)
Unknown persons continue calling on local businesses and telling them they owe money for past due electric bills. Hear what the electric department says about this HERE...
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Owner of Business Falls for
Owner of Business Falls for "We Will Cut Your Electricity Off" Scam in Murfreesboro
The owner of a local restaurant called the police after he fell for a recent scam this week. The victim evidently received a phone call at his business that suggested he needed to pay the Murfreesboro Electric Department $1,000 to keep the lights on.
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Alexander: “The Jobs Come When We Have Cheap Electricity,” Not From Propping Up One Form of Energy
Alexander: “The Jobs Come When We Have Cheap Electricity,” Not From Propping Up One Form of Energy
“In my experience, whether we have more or less people working for coal plants or more or less people working for windmills or more or less people working for natural gas plants is not where the jobs are. The jobs come when we have cheap electricity, and, for example, Eastman Chemical stays in Tennessee instead of going to Asia. Or we have 1,000 auto suppliers here in Tennessee instead of Mexico. So we want clean, reliable, cheap electricity.”
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MTSU Campus in the Dark
It's a very quiet time on campus...just before a flood of students overtake the campus once again. University official are using this time, just after summer graduation and before the fall semester gets underway, to do an underground electrical project.
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