October is our month to celebrate the cooperative difference and the value of your membership. What does that mean? Simple. We’re celebrating you. We wouldn’t exist without you, our members. You are much more than just an electric customer. We aim to make your connection with your co-op count for more than being a monthly utility you pay. Your co-op invests in you and the communities we serve to make life better. We have locals serving you—from our employees to our elected board of directors—we’re all your neighbors and friends. We have an intimate understanding and priority to meet the unique needs in our area because this is our home, too.
We’re focused on providing reliable, safe, and affordable electricity, but our mission is much greater. We want to improve your quality of life. Whether that is through our latest economic development efforts, bringing quality jobs to our area, or through our Rural Internet Project, a partnership with Comporium to bring high-speed internet service to more than 5,000 unserved areas in our service territory, we’re always looking out for you.
We care about you, or as one of the seven cooperative principals puts it, we exemplify “Concern for Community.” We strive to celebrate our diverse membership, keep you informed and connect with you to make a difference. This issue is packed with information on your community. Learn about ways your co-op is honoring you by celebrating veterans, students, and the success of a local flower farm. See how your co-op is investing in reliable energy with system updates and facts about solar. Let us help you prepare to stay safe from hackers and scams online through updates and tips. Lastly, partner with us to help the most vulnerable in our community.
I think the cooperative difference is something that makes life easier, better and supports the neighborly bond we share within our community. We were built by you, and we work daily to serve you with excellence. That’s the co-op way and something worth celebrating.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Substation upgrade increases reliability
York Electric is always looking out for you. One of the ways we strive to provide excellent service and safe, affordable, and reliable energy is by continually upgrading our distribution system.
Recently, we made improvements to our Clover Substation, including adding new smart devices, wildlife and asset protection, and updated equipment. These investments of new technology will help prevent future outages and will improve our restoration efforts if outages do occur.