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Bringing Power Home

A message from General Manager/CEO Jeff Lane

I saw a statistic the other day that made me stop and think: More than 700 million people around the world lack access to a benefit that most of us take for granted: reliable electricity.

It seems so simple, doesn’t it? Flip a switch, and electricity is there to cool our homes, heat our food and light up the darkness.

But when you think of everything that has to happen to bring this power to us, from the generators that start a flow of electrons through hundreds of miles of wires to a vast array of equipment needed to bring those electrons to our homes and businesses, it seems almost miraculous.

This miracle of modern society is brought to you by the dedication and hard work of thousands of people, including the 200+ employees of Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative.

Electricity has become so commonplace these days that it’s easy to forget that only a couple of generations ago, it was a luxury available to few people outside urban areas.

You have electricity today because 86 years ago, the founders of TVEC got together to bring themselves and their neighbors the same power that folks in the city enjoyed. They laid the foundation for this utility, which strives not to make a profit but to offer the best service possible at a reasonable cost. And those of us who followed strive every day to uphold that mission.

Although we can look back at a proud history, the leaders of this co-op do not dwell on the past. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve service and keep power affordable.

As a member of TVEC, you play your part. You have a say in the policies of the cooperative, electing fellow members to serve on the board of directors. Your voice is important to us. If you have any comments or concerns about how we do business, just give us a call at (800) 766-9576.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and bring you a modern miracle that has become an essential part of our lives.

Electricity has come a long way, and we’re proud of our progress, but we’ll never lose sight of how we can best serve our members today and tomorrow.