Temporary Material Substitutions

As trusted partners of Middle Tennessee Electric, we want to thank our builders, contractors, vendors, and other businesses for our strong working relationship and provide you with an update on our approved material list.

Many manufacturers and suppliers are experiencing supply chain issues related to COVID-19. We are aware that there are utility-specified materials — meter bases, transformer pads, communications boxes, etc. — that you may be providing and installing to complete your existing projects. Knowing that these can also be in short supply, we strongly encourage you to plan for purchasing these materials in anticipation of a much longer lead time than normal. We also realize that some materials are currently not available at all.  As such, we have created a list of items that are temporarily approved below.

Please note that this list may change regularly, based on the supply of the specified materials. If we find that the originally approved materials are at a sufficient stock level in local supply houses, we may remove the temporary item. 

Thank you again for being a trusted partner of Middle Tennessee Electric; and thanks in advance for your understanding and patience should there be any small delays in the future.

Working together, we’ll meet this challenge and keep our projects moving forward.

MTE Construction Standards

As the trusted energy provider for thousands of members, MTE is committed to providing them affordable, safe, and reliable electricity. Our engineering team uses federal, state, and local guidelines in combination with industry best practices in our efforts to fulfill this mission. We've created standards and guidelines to help our builders, contractors, and other vendors navigate the rules and regulations around the construction of homes and businesses. These are updated regularly, so please check back frequently to ensure you're project is meeting the current standards. If you have any questions, our engineering team is available to answer your questions and address any concerns.

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