Manager's ReportManager’s Report - February, 2015 newsletter
As I write this report on the last day of 2014, our crews are scheduling an “unplanned” outage at the McLaughlin substation due to unforeseen equipment failure. The decision was made to have a couple-hour outage even though the weather is so very cold in hopes of avoiding a more extensive outage if not addressed. Office staff immediately began to inform as many members as possible of the inconvenience. Facebook is now a very good tool used in getting the message out to our members along with the local radio stations. This event is a perfect example of the ‘day in the life’ of a Moreau-Grand Electric employee. It makes me very proud to watch our employees rise to the occasion and do what it takes to serve you the members. We certainly appreciate our members’ patience and understanding when these situations arise.
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Commitment To CommunityThe Touchstone Energy Cooperative of South Dakota will present free to everyone “How to Play It Safe" a dramatic Electrical Safety Demonstration held during the Black Hills Stock Show. People of all ages will enjoy this shocking demonstration that will leave an impression that lasts a lifetime. Two shows 8:30 A.M. & 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 3, Main Arena Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. This should definitely be on your bucket list!! Read more »
Protect Your Valuable CropThis year's wet spring could pose safety hazards for area farmers and ranchers. Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative is encouraging area producers to stack hay bales away from power lines.
Our electric co-op is concerned that some members may be tempted to stack their bales below power lines. That’s a bad idea.
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Membership Update FormMoreau-Grand Electric Cooperative is in the process of updating our membership files. With your help, we can make sure we have the most up to date information. This is very important during an outage. Read more »
Investing In YourselfThere are many good reasons to conserve energy. As individuals, if we use less gas, oil and electricity, we will save money. If we all do it as a nation, we can reduce our dependence on foreign sources and slow the need to build additional plants and refineries. Conservation of energy has both personal and societal benefits.
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Online Energy Audit ToolMoreau-Grand Electric Cooperative joins the other Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives throughout the nation in offering co-op members another tool to manage their energy use and reduce costs. Read more »
Above is a great video that gives a hand-drawn guide to the history, structure and purpose of rural electric cooperatives.