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Avoiding the Energy Rush

Did you know that when you use electricity often matters as much as how much electricity you consume?

Stay Safe During Harvest

During harvest season, many farmers reap the benefits of advancements in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. 

Earn Energy Savings On Your Vacation

Whether you’re planning an exotic vacation or an out-of-town trip to visit family, you can find energy savings while you’re away. Follow these tips before you hit the road.

 

Power Outage Safety

Storms are the most common cause of power outages, but your power can still go out when skies are blue. We've had power outages caused by accidents with crop dusters, farming equipment and vehicles.

Firework Safety Guidelines

What is the Fourth of July without a loud, wondrous display of brightly-colored fireworks? As the night sky appears, however, keep in mind that fireworks can create dangerous situations if used improperly.

Appreciating Electricity a Penny at a Time

 

Electricity is about the only thing you can buy and still get value for just a penny’s worth

By Curtis Condon, editor of Ruralite magazine in Hillsboro, Oregon

Prepare for Hurricane Season

Forecasters are predicting an above normal hurricane season this year. They expect 11-17 named storms, with up to four storms developing into major hurricanes. Despite these predictions,  there’s no guarantee about how many hurricanes will hit landfall or how destructive they may be. Hurricane season has officially started, so take the time today to make sure your family is prepared.

 

Build Your Emergency Kit

If a hurricane hits, the shelves at your local grocery store will probably be wiped clean. It’s important to plan ahead so you’re not scrambling to find the essentials your family needs during an emergency.

Be sure to purchase necessary items in advance and build an emergency kit. We suggest that you include:

SPEC Reduces Board Size, Consolidates Districts

On April 17, 2017 your Board of Directors adopted a resolution to consolidate the co-op’s seven director districts into six, and reduce the size of the board from eight directors to seven.

Wind at Work in Texas

The energy industry is changing. As technology has advanced, the use of renewable energy resources has grown. Many people express interest in producing energy through the use of solar panels, but you might be surprised to learn that wind is a much larger contributor to America’s diverse energy mix.

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