MTEMC crews tackled storm challenges
Middle Tennessee Electric crews stood at the ready and responded quickly as storms rolled through the mid-state last night resulting in 61 outages impacting 7,358 members of the cooperative. The largest outage occurring around 8 p.m. and affecting 2,539 members.
“Our crews were prepared to restore power as quickly and safely as possible,” said Josh Clendenen, MTEMC Communications Coordinator. “Providing reliable electricity is a part of our mission and MTEMC invests in maintaining right of way to help achieve that portion of our mission,” he added.
Nearly 80 percent of outages experienced by members of the cooperative are caused by trees or tree limbs coming in contact with the electric wires. “A properly maintained grid is critical during times of severe weather,” said Clendenen. “The storms last night had the potential to do a lot more damage to our system had we not properly maintained the vegetation in the right of way.”
Power has been restored to all members who had storm related outages.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative providing electricity to more than 195,000 residential and business members in Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford and Cannon counties.
For more information, please contact MTEMC Communications Coordinator Josh Clendenen at 615-494-1071 or 615-516-5020.
Posted on: 2/21/2014