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5-year Energy-Efficiency Goals

Access Energy Cooperative regularly evaluates the potential for energy efficiency within our service area, have set energy-efficiency goals and developed energy-efficiency programs to achieve those goals. At the beginning of this very complex project, Access Energy Cooperative teamed up with all the other electric cooperatives in the state, along with NE Power and AECI, a […]

Understanding Heat Pump Systems

By Megan McKoy-Noe  Heat pump systems move heat into residences during winter and out of them in summer, trimming overall home heating and cooling costs by as much as 40 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).   Different heat pumps succeed in specific regions. Air-source heat pumps work well in the Southeast, […]

Wind power kicks up dirt

Tractors are turning up roads to the future wind turbine towers in south-central Kansas, the site of BP Wind Energy’s developing Flat Ridge 2 wind farm. As the first roads are cut, the laydown yard for the wind turbine blades, nacelles, towers and other equipment is being prepared. Associated announced last fall its 300-megawatt, long-term […]

Electric Bills Reflect Weather Patterns

Electric bills vary with the seasons, driven by weather and consumer use patterns. How much weather affects your electric bills depends on many factors, including your home’s original construction materials, insulation, and air leaks. Personal comfort plays a role too, as does the difference between the thermostat setting inside and temperatures outdoors.      “When […]

Venture Award given to Golden Eagle Distributing Co.

Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) on behalf of Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, including Access Energy Cooperative, honored nine distinguished Iowa companies with the Iowa Venture Award. Golden Eagle Distributing Co., nominated by Access Energy Cooperative, was honored in Des Moines. The Iowa Venture Award business recognition event began in 1988 and has honored over 190 […]

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