Tag Archives: Tri-County Electric Cooperative

Tri-County Electric Cooperative Linemen Part of Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts in Florida

A total of 123 linemen from 23 of Missouri’s electric cooperatives, including a four-man team from Tri-County Electric Cooperative which serves Scotland County,  have safely arrived in Florida and are at work restoring power to those affected by Hurricane Michael. The crews had to cut their way into the final approaches to Talquin Electric Cooperative, […]

New Plans Unveiled for $250 Million Mark Twain Transmission Project Across Northeast Missouri

A new route utilizing existing right-of-ways was announced on Monday for the Mark Twain Transmission Project, a proposed power transmission line that will impact five northeast Missouri counties and customers of three regional rural electric cooperatives, including Tri-County Electric. Representatives from Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI), and Northeast Power were joined at the latter’s […]

Tri-County Electric Cooperative Shares Study Results on Impact of Increased Electricity Prices

A National Rural Electric Cooperative study reveals a 10 percent price increase could lead to 1.2 million jobs lost in 2021. (ARLINGTON, VA) — The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) released a new economic study detailing a devastating relationship between higher electricity prices and job losses. The study, Affordable Electricity: Rural America’s Economic Lifeline, […]

Tri-County Cooperative Sends Local Student on Missouri Electric Youth Tour of Nation’s Capitol

Ninety-seven high school students participated in Missouri’s 52nd annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 12-18. Local delegate was Cole Davenport of Coatsville. He was sponsored by Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Lancaster. The seven-day tour provides an action-filled week for high school students, offering them opportunities to learn firsthand what it is like to […]

Heavy, Wet Snow Causes Power Outages Across County

The amount of snow dropped overnight Saturday and Sunday morning was not overwhelming, but the heavy, wet conditions of the white precipitation took its toll on northeast Missouri. Large parts of Scotland County awoke Sunday morning to widespread power outages. “We had approximately 500 customer outages at our highest time,” said Kevin Wheeler of Tri-County […]

Runaway Trailer Causes Power Outage, Early School Dismissal

A runaway cattle trailer was blamed for a power outage on December 3rd that forced Scotland County R-I School District to dismiss early and left approximately 800 customers of Tri-County Electric Cooperative out of power north of Memphis for approximately three hours. According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred just after 10 […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS – Tri-County Electric Issues Member Rebate

‘Tis the season of giving and a local power provider is getting into the Christmas Spirit. On November 26th, Tri-County Electric Cooperative announced that a customer rebate would be issued on the November billing cycle for all customers who had service as of October 28, 2013. “In an effort to keep our services affordable, Tri-County […]

Incumbents Retain Seats on Tri-County Electric Cooperative Board

Tri-County Electric Cooperative, a member-owned, locally-operated, electric utility that serves 6,300 homes, farms and businesses in Adair, Schuyler, Scotland and portions of Macon, Putnam, and Sullivan counties in northeast Missouri, held its 75th  Annual Member Meeting on July 10, 2014.  The meeting took place at the Kirksville Primary School in Kirkville. Over 160 people registered […]

Economic Development Group Looking to Ramp Up Efforts

After a period of dormancy, the Memphis Industrial Development board is looking to revive efforts on behalf of economic development in Scotland County. The board met on January 15th at the Memphis City Hall in an effort to jumpstart interest in expanding job opportunities in the region. Gordon Ipson, economic development director for Northeast Missouri […]

Tri-County Electric to Issue Member Rebate

In a move described by co-op officials as an effort to keep services affordable, Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors approved a member rebate during the November board meeting. To be eligible for this rebate, current members must have been with the service on October 31, 2013.  The rebate will be calculated based on kilowatt […]