We’ve mentioned throughout 2021 that this year marks our 80th year of serving our members. There are still several members of our community who remember when YEC cut the lights on for the first time for their families many years ago. Just as we were determined to improve the quality of life for the communities we served in 1941, we are still the same steadfast co-op you can rely on and trust. We pride ourselves on providing reliable, safe and affordable electricity through innovation, excellent service and accountability.
But how do we do it? Simple. Our team of employees. From the first days of the co-op through today, we hired locals to take care of our members. You went to high school with our employees, your kids know their kids, you worship with them and you know their families. It is with determination and dedication that our employees work, plan, create, communicate, build and keep the power on for you to create a brighter energy future. After all, no one knows you like family and that’s how we see you here at YEC. We’re one of you.
We’ve come a long way with new technology. We’re focused on empowering you to understand and save energy to help hold down power costs, creating new programs to meet the growing demands of environmental and social responsibility to decrease emissions and we’re looking ahead, preparing as more electric cars and solar come to our area.
We always try to do the right things for the right reasons. Many times, we look out for you by making plans to take YEC into the future. Equally, it is nice to look back over 80 years of service, maintaining our focus on what matters most—our members.
Although it is interesting how the demand for electricity has increased and changed, we think it is amazing that our purpose to always look out for you has never altered.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Before and after: YEC through the years