Press Release: June 28, 2023

MTE Suspends Disconnections Amid Heat Wave

As high temperatures are predicted for the remainder of this week, Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) announced Wednesday it would suspend disconnections for non-payment until July 6.

With temperatures in Middle Tennessee expected to soar into the upper 90s, MTE encourages members to take steps to reduce energy usage and save money on future electric bills. MTE recommends visiting for more information and utilizing the free myMTE app to monitor hourly and daily energy usage. Members can view when the most energy is being used and if it directly correlates with temperatures or other electricity usage.

MTE also recommends members enroll in Levelized Billing to help ease the swings that occur when extreme temperatures cause the use of large amounts of energy.
Members are encouraged to reach out if they have questions or are having trouble paying their bill. Contact MTE at 877-777-9020 or through the online portal at to learn more.  

About Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE)

Founded in 1936, MTE is the largest electric cooperative in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region and the second largest in the United States, serving more than 750,000 Tennesseans via 330,000+ accounts covering nearly 2,200 square miles in 11 Middle Tennessee counties, primarily Rutherford, Cannon, Williamson and Wilson. Municipalities served include Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood, Smyrna, La Vergne, Lebanon and Mt. Juliet. MTE employs around 530 people in six local offices and its Murfreesboro headquarters.  
MTE’s subsidiary, United Communications, is a nationally recognized broadband company with a fiber network spanning more than 3,800 route miles, providing high-speed internet and phone services to portions of Bedford, Davidson, Franklin, Giles, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Rutherford, Williamson, and Wilson counties.

Media Contacts

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Mobile: 615-406-3215

Amy Byers

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