Tree Trimmers

Tree Trimmers

Tree trimming meets the American National Standards Institute A300 standard. This is a generally accepted industry standard for tree care.

Before trimming trees near a residence, the contractor attempts to contact the member by knocking on the door. If no one answers, they leave a door hanger letting them know the maintenance occurred. TCEC has a right and a responsibility to trim trees in its rights-of-way to keep your power safe and reliable.

Learn more about planting trees safely away from power lines and why we trim trees.

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Keep Your Valentine Safe This Year

Keep Your Valentine Safe This Year

Metallic balloons are great indoors and brighten the bleakest and most dreary winter days. They are great at birthdays, graduations, and other special occasions. However, you must know how to use and dispose of metallic balloons properly, or you could cause a power outage and damage to electrical utility equipment. Because of the metallic coating, they conduct electricity well and can short out circuits in your community’s power system. You and your neighbors could lose power, traffic lights could go out, and entire blocks of homes and businesses could go dark.

Tripped Up

Tripped Up

Don’t Get Tripped Up

Never tamper with or remove a meter seal
Please take notice that not only is tampering with a meter seal illegal, but it could also result in severe injuries or an additional cost at the member’s expense. Under TCEC’s tariffs, the cooperative must be notified when a meter seal needs to be removed. In this case, TCEC will send personnel to the site as soon as possible. 

A tampered meter could result in: