Manager's ReportManager’s Report – December ’15 Newsletter – written 11/3/2014
November and December of each year brings budget preparation for the next year to the forefront. Staff and management assist in developing a schedule for the upcoming year, with final approval required from the board. This extensive process takes at least two months to finalize. Not only do we schedule plant additions, but also maintenance of existing plant takes up a big share of the operational budget. The need for tree trimming throughout our service area will take priority in the 2016 budget. If weather permits, we truly need a year to catch our breath after several years of major storm restoration. This budget procedure then determines if our current rate schedule will suffice for the upcoming year. Stay tuned for updates. Read more »
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.