Manager's ReportManager’s Report – March ’14 Newsletter – written 2/5/14
As I write this report, FEMA personnel are still on site assisting with the October ’13 ice storm data. Line Superintendent, Kent Larson is making a mathematical calculation on each section of damage in order to establish the criteria for under-ground replacement. FEMA refers to underground replacement as hazard mitigation projects (HMP). The calculation involves the total cost of replacing the line back to pre-disaster condition (over-head) while then comparing this number with underground construction. As one can imagine, this is all very labor intensive and requires a great deal of time. Stay tuned for how this all turns out.
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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 »
Energy UsageLevelized Billing May Help Balance Costs - If you are concerned about fluctuating electric bills, you may want to take advantage of the levelized billing program. Levelized billing will help even out your monthly payments. Your usage for the past 12 months will be averaged each month to come up with the balance due. By eliminating the peaks and valleys of monthly usage, a member’s monthly bill becomes more stable. Read more »
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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Above is a great video that gives a hand-drawn guide to the history, structure and purpose of rural electric cooperatives.