Install a programmable thermostat to keep your house comfortably warm in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer. When replacing home appliances, look for the ENERGY STAR label.
Tell City Electric Department is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 5-11 2014, along with the American Public Power Association and more than 2,000 other not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 47 million Americans. To mark this week, TCED offers a few tips on how to save energy and money in your home, while caring for the environment:
Public Power Week is an annual national event
coordinated by the American Public Power
Association in Washington, D.C. The association represents
not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities. With no divided
loyalties, these utilities are focused on a single mission -
providing reliable electricity at a reasonable price, while
protecting the environment. More at
Dennis Dixon has been hired and is now employed as Assistant Superintendent. Dennis will replace current Superintendent, Marlow Smethurst when Marlow retires on December 31, 2014.
Dennis has 34 years of experience with electric utilities. Previously, Dennis served as Superintendent of the Marshall, Michigan municipal electric department. Dennis has also been employed by Peabody, Massachusetts Municipal Light & Power and Richmond, Indiana Power and Light. Dennis served with Richmond for 29 years, where his last position was Manager of Power Delivery.
Tell City Electric (TCED) is currently replacing the existing street lighting in the 800 and 900 blocks of Main Street with LED lighting. TCED has also recently replaced street lighting in the 500 block of 7th Street with LED lighting.
Utility infrastructure may not be the best feature in yards, but it is necessary to deliver safe and reliable electricity. During Summer, many customers plant trees, shrubs and flowers to hide pad-mounted transformers and other utility infrastructure. This can affect the utilities ability to maintain, troubleshoot and turn off power quickly during emergencies, such as a house fire.
Here are some rules about planting around TCED equipment:
With the arrival of warmer weather and more children playing outside, here are a few tips to be sure your children and grandchildren know how to stay safe during outdoor play.
The City of Tell City is in the process of a proposed
annexation. Should this annexation be passed, the service boundary
of Tell City Electric Department will change.
Currently Southern Indiana Power (SIP) is serving a majority of the homes and businesses in the proposed annexation area. Tell City Electric Department has reached an agreement with SIP whereby Tell City Electric Department will provide service to 38 customers in the proposed annexation area.
By State Statute, Tell City Electric Department has three years to provide service to these 38 customers. We are planning to have electric service to these customers within two years.
The Tell City Electric Department Board of Directors meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 6:00pm (unless the meeting date is changed). The meeting is held at the Commercial Office at 601 Main Street. The Public is welcome to attend. A meeting "Agenda" is available by calling the office at 812-547-3411