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1st Anniversary of our Solar Array

As of July 13th, our solar array has been in service for one year.  I am glad to share that its performance has exceeded our expectations.        The array provided over 128,131 kilowatt-hours of energy. This amounts to a little over 28% more energy than the 100,000 kilowatt-hours we estimated. The solar system […]

Cleaning Up Emissions—with Baking Soda

Research under way at Associated Electric (AECI) Cooperative’s New Madrid Power Plant could save members hundreds of millions of dollars on environmental controls, and the key ingredient is found in most households. It’s baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate. While it’s not as simple as mixing up a batch of pancakes, injecting baking soda into the […]

Small Business Energy Efficiency Top 12

There is no substitute for a comprehensive energy audit and analysis, but as a minimum, if a small business doesn’t do anything else, here is a list of 12 “sure savers.” These are simple, high return-on-investment energy efficiency opportunities.     1.    Turn off lights and equipment when not in use.     2.    Buy ENERGY STAR […]

Operating and Maintaining Your Heat Pump

Like all heating and cooling systems, proper maintenance remains the key to efficient heat pump operation. The difference in electric use between a well-maintained heat pump and a severely neglected one ranges from 10 percent to 25 percent!      Remember not to set back a heat pump’s thermostat if it causes any backup heating […]

What is the Fixed Facilities Charge on my Bill?

The fixed facilities charge is a fixed charge for each account based on a rate classification that covers the costs associated with providing a meter and service to the location. It includes costs such as meter installation and maintenance, as well as administration costs. Fixed facilities charges vary by rate class, as they are determined […]

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Warmer weather is on the way! Use energy efficient window treatments or coverings, like blinds, shades and films, to reduce heat gain in your home. These devices not only improve the look of your home but also reduce energy costs..