Manager's ReportManager’s Report – December ’14 Newsletter – written 11/3/14
November and December of each year brings budget preparation for the next year to the forefront. Staff, management, and engineering 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. Life is a continual maintenance process. Not only do we schedule plant additions, but also maintenance of existing plant takes up a big share of the annual operations budget. This procedure will also determine if our current rate schedule will suffice for the upcoming year. Weather and how it affects sales is one of the biggest variables in this equation. Stay tuned for updates.
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Commitment To CommunityAt a time in our country when Congress is struggling to balance its own books the EPA is looking at regulations that may double what we pay for electricity. I will say that again, “MAY DOUBLE WHAT WE PAY FOR ELECTRICITY”.
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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.