News & Updates

TEC issues a Peak Energy Alert (7/28/2015)

TEC is issuing a peak energy alert to address the high demand for electricity in the regional power market. TEC asks members to help by reducing their electric use. When peak energy alerts are announced energy conservation is critical, particularly between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Read more about the peak alert and ways you can help »

Policy change for mailed bill payments

On-time payments will no longer be based on the postmark on the envelope. If you choose to pay by traditional mail, the payment MUST BE RECEIVED in our office by the due date. Please allow additional mail time to avoid receiving a late charge. Visit Your Account > How to Pay Your Bill to learn about bill pay options.

Stay safe during planting season

During planting season, please keep equipment a safe distance from power lines. Did you know it is safest to stay in the vehicle and call 911 if your machinery makes contact? Click here to watch a video and learn more about safe planting »

TEC receives regulatory approval to acquire Alliant Energy's service territory

Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC) received state regulatory approval to acquire Alliant Energy’s Minnesota electric service territory in a verbal decision on Thursday, April 30, 2015, by the Minnesota Public Utility Commission (MPUC). Read more about the approval and what it means for TEC here » Learn more about SMEC »

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.
Read on for details and a full list of frequently asked questions »
Watch video from the ribbon-cutting ceremony »