Cooperative Principles in Action

February 12, 2024

MLEC Contributes Funds to Local Football Program (February 9, 2024) — MLEC put Co-op Principle Number 7, Concern for Community, into practice by giving $2,250 to the McEwen High School football team. MLEC Board Directors David Daniel, Larry Mayberry, Andy Porch and Jessie Wallace made the contribution to purchase gym equipment for the football program. […]


TVA Lifts Curtailment

January 17, 2024

MLEC Members May Continue Normal Practices (January 17, 2024) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative members may resume regular routines as the Tennessee Valley Authority has ended voluntary curtailments for electricity use. With the help of members, TVA navigated a new all-time peak at 8:00 a.m. of approximately 34,500 MW during frigid temperatures. “We greatly appreciate […]


TVA Issues Public Curtailments

January 16, 2024

MLEC Shares Guidelines for Members (January 16, 2024– Centerville, TN) —Extreme cold temperatures combined with energy demands across the Tennessee Valley Authority service territory have caused TVA to implement public curtailments starting at 1:00 p.m. Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is taking steps in-house to conserve energy and asks members to follow TVA’s request to help […]


Area Faces Snow and Frigid Temperatures

January 15, 2024

MLEC Shares Tips on Staying Warm Efficiently (January 15, 2024) — Several inches of snow and frigid temperatures have covered the Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative service area. The utility understands members are looking to stay warm but also concerned about energy bills and safety. From heat pump tips to simple practices around the home, MLEC […]


December Power Bill Changes

December 12, 2023

(December 6, 2023) —Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative members will see changes on their December statements that equal a slight increase in electricity costs. The changes include the Tennessee Valley Authority moving to seasonal (winter) pricing and their Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA) slightly decreasing. As a result, residential rates will increase to reflect the transition. For […]


Power Outage – December 1, 2023

November 30, 2023

All of Perry County and portions of Hickman and Humphreys Affected (November 30, 2023) — All Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative members in Perry County, the Pleasantville area of Hickman County, and Cuba Landing in Humphreys County will experience a power interruption at 11 p.m. on Friday, December 1. Small, connected locations may also be involved. […]


MLEC Continues Trimming

November 15, 2023

Houston and Humphreys County Vegetation Management Update (November 15, 2023) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s commitment to reliable, affordable and safe electricity continues as vegetation management moves forward in Houston and Humphreys County. Right of way trimming will begin in Humphreys County in December with an estimated completion time of 12 to 18 months. Crews […]


MLEC Hosts Annual Meeting

November 2, 2023

Perry County members join MLEC at Member Night (November 2, 2023) —Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative hosted its 84th annual meeting at the 2023 Perry County Member Night on October 30 at Perry County High School. Perry County Director Tommy Graham welcomed members to start the festivities. John Lee Williams led the Pledge of Allegiance and […]


Power Pole Inspections- Humphreys County

October 31, 2023

November 1, 2023) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative will conduct power pole inspections in Humphreys County starting November 13. Crews will take about six weeks to evaluate infrastructure and identify any equipment that may need repairs. Power poles located south of Waverly and around New Johnsonville will be targeted: “The process will allow MLEC to […]


Improving Service Reliability

October 26, 2023

(October 26, 2023) —   In ongoing efforts to serve its members more efficiently and reliably, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is upgrading meters across its service area. Work begins the week of November 6 for Houston County. “Like any technology, meter upgrades come along as older equipment becomes unreliable and has less manufacturer support if something […]