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Message from CEO Julius Hackett

Portrait of CEO Julius Hackett

There’s a vibrant new energy taking shape across America; members like you are transforming rural and small communities.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative is an electric cooperative, built by the communities we serve to deliver reliable, sustainable and affordable energy. And, because we answer to local members like you, rather than out-of-town shareholders, our electric cooperative has a unique understanding of our local needs. In fact, most of our employees live right here in the community.
Your co-op is a community-focused organization, providing jobs and giving back to the community through Energizing Education Scholarships, the Youth Tour, strong employee volunteer programs and more.
Being a member of a cooperative distinguishes you from other electric utility consumers, as well as other business relationships, in important ways.

•    Co-op leaders are members of our local community. Our nine board members live right here in our local area and are elected by co-op members just like you. Board members serve three-year terms and elections are held at our district meetings each summer.
•    We belong to the communities we serve. Since we are a cooperative, any excess revenue is shared back with members, over time.
•    We follow the same seven cooperative principles that all cooperative businesses follow.

Though we are local and serve Madison, Jefferson, Taylor, and Dixie County we’re also part of something bigger. Across the country, electric cooperatives work together to restore power during major outages, deploy new technologies and build infrastructure that benefits us all.
In addition to our pre-pay program, free home energy audits, and smart thermostat pilot program, we’re always looking for new ways to help our members save energy, save money and take advantage of the technology that’s changing the way we live and work.
The opportunity to create something new here, while embracing traditional community values, has never been greater. It’s a passion we share with you, our members, for making our community a place we’re all proud to call home.
That’s the source of our new energy at TCEC.

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