News & Updates

Interruptible heat test Nov. 19

If you participate in TEC's Interruptible heating (also known as dual fuel or load management), your system will be tested on Wednesday, Nov. 19 beginning at 5 pm. At that time, the electricity powering your electric heating system will be interrupted and cause your backup heating system to operate. All power will be restored by 10:30 pm.

This annual test is conducted to ensure that your backup heating system is working and will adequately keep your home at a comfortable temperature during control periods this winter. The test also ensures the control equipment is functioning properly.

Attention SmartHub users

The SmartHub site had a maintenance update on Oct. 30. If you use an older browser such as Internet Explorer 6 or 7 you will need to upgrade to a more recent version in order to make payments through SmartHub.

Ribbon cutting held for Renewable Rays

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the area’s first community solar project, Renewable Rays, at TEC's headquarters. Renewable Rays is a 73.8 kilowatt (kW) solar array that generates enough electricity to power about nine homes. Learn more about the project » Read on for details and a full list of frequently asked questions » View pictures of the construction process »

TEC makes history with Minnesota Three

TEC, along with two other local electric cooperatives, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for a 517 kW solar array named Minnesota Three LLC in Oronoco, MN. Learn more »

SMEC and Alliant Energy file for regulatory approval

This week, Alliant Energy and SMEC filed a joint application with the MPUC seeking approval of the sale of Alliant's electric distribution business to SMEC. SMEC consists of 12 electric cooperatives and includes TEC. Learn more about the filing » Learn more about SMEC »

TEC urges EPA to reconsider 'all-but-one' approach

TEC is asking its members to take action against EPA's proposed new rules limiting the carbon dioxide emissions of new coal and natural gas power plants. Find out why TEC opposes this strategy and how you can contact the EPA to urge a more common sense approach to energy needs and environmental concerns. Read more »

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