MURFREESBORO, TENN. – Startled by a higher than usual electric bill after this winter’s bone-chilling cold waves? Want to learn some easy ways to conserve energy during those peak periods of unprecedented low temperatures, and the inevitable high temperatures coming this summer? Besides thermostat discipline, what are some other conservation tricks of the trade? Want to know more about solar and other renewable energy sources, and how they may help save money and protect the environment?

Look no further, the energy pros on Middle Tennessee Electric’s Energy Services team have answers to these questions and more; and they have scheduled a series of virtual energy efficiency workshops called “MTE’s Energy Academy” starting Thursday, May 6.

All sessions will be virtual and held at 12 p.m. and then again at 6 p.m. on the following days:

  • May 6
    • Solar 101: Before you buy (10-15 minutes)
    • Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Best Practices (15-20 minutes)
  • May 13
    • Solar 102: Reviewing proposals (10-15 minutes)
    • Ductwork - Best Practices (15-20 minutes)
  • May 20
    • Solar 103: Installation & Production (10-15 minutes)
    • Attic Insulation and Air Sealing (15-20 minutes)
  • May 27
    • Solar 104: Ownership & Maintenance (10-15 minutes)
    • Energy-saving tips for various Household Items (15-20 minutes)

Recordings of each session will be available online after the series is finalized.  

“We think these “how-to” sessions will go a long way to provide meaningful ways to conserve energy and save money; we have an excellent line-up of subject matter experts to guide the discussion,” said Tim Suddoth, DER Coordinator for MTE. “During the sessions, there will be interactive features that will allow people to ask questions and receive answers, and we will also provide contact information for MTE’s team.”

There will be a drawing for various door prizes at both the 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. sessions each week.

 For more information about Middle Tennessee Electric and its Energy Services programs, please visit

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 320,000+ 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 520 people in seven local offices and its Murfreesboro corporate headquarters.

MTE’s subsidiary, United Communications, is a nationally recognized broadband company with a fiber network spanning more than 1,200 route miles providing high-speed internet and other services to portions of Williamson, Rutherford, Marshall, Bedford, Franklin and Davidson counties. 

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