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Summer Energy Savings

Prevent Heat Gain From The Sun Sun shining in through windows and doors literally warms your home like an oven. Use window coverings to keep...

How To Prevent Electric Shock Drowning

Each year, 3,800 people in the U.S. die from drowning. Electric shock drowning occurs when an electric current escapes boats, docks, and lights near marinas, shocking...

What is an ‘AMI’ System?

PIE&G’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system is the latest technology available to utilities to improve the level of customer service, reliability, and outage response....

What’s New?

By Tom Sobeck, President and CEO In my last article, I provided an update on all the activities underway at your cooperative, including our new...

TEC Fiber Update

Thumb Electric has partnered with National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) to deploy the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) project. The NRTC contractors are currently on the property...

10 Tips For Enjoying Michigan’s Dark Skies

Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes, which shroud the state in near-total darkness. This makes it the perfect destination for some of the...

Building A Backyard Bird Oasis

Earlier this month, I was sitting in the lunchroom trying to think of something to add to the usual lunchtime banter. “Oh, check this...

Happenings At TEC

By: Dallas Braun, General Manager At the special board meeting on March 23, the TEC Board of Directors approved the rate revisions as shown on...

Hidden Northern Michigan Treasure For All Ages

North on M-149, 12 miles from Manistique, lies gorgeous Kitch-iti-kipi (Big Spring), Michigan’s largest spring. It’s an oval spring measuring 200 feet in diameter...

Instantpot & Slow Cooker Favorites–Enter By Sept. 1

Now collecting Instantpot and Slow Cooker recipes. Share your favorite Instantpot or Slow Cooker recipe with us by Sept. 1 and you could win...