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Access Spring Cleans For Safe, Reliable Power

Spring gives us a chance to thaw out after a frigid winter. Many take advantage of longer daylight hours by doing a little spring cleaning and yard work. To protect our lines and keep power flowing safely to your home, Access Energy Cooperative spends a lot of our man-hours maintaining our rights-of-way. Think of it […]

How Do We Restore Power After a Storm?

A large percent of power outages are triggered by the weather. Lineworkers must battle the elements to find problem areas and restore service as quickly and safely as possible during a storm and other inclement weather.      “We know our members want to know why the lights are out and when they’re coming back,” […]

Why Animals and Power Don’t Mix

What do birds, squirrels, and power outages have in common? Animals trigger 11 percent of power outages across the nation.      “Our members sometimes shake their heads in disbelief when I blame a squirrel for an outage,” shares Don Roach, Director of Operations at Access Energy Cooperative. “Last year, outages caused by animals was […]

Winter Storm Preparation

Your co-op does everything it can to avoid interruptions in your electric service, and we try to restore your power as soon as we can in the event of an outage. But sometimes, snow, sleet, ice and wind combine to make power outages unavoidable. To minimize inconvenience, discomfort and danger, you should consider preparing now […]

Free Weather Radio App For Your Phone

As a member of Access Energy Cooperative, we are offering a premium Weather Radio smartphone app at absolutely no cost to you! At a value of $9.99 this application, designed for iOS and Android devices, will locate you and automatically send alerts about impending adverse weather at your location; audibly announce weather watches, warnings and […]

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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..