Since 1941, York Electric Cooperative has worked on the behalf of its members. We have dedicated ourselves to serving you. We continually push ourselves to meet today’s demands while planning for growth that tomorrow will surely bring. In short, we are always looking out for you! Most recently, your cooperative has developed and implemented programs to not only help you save energy and money but to also protect the environment.
YEC has expanded our Power Saver Rewards Cash Back Program as we’ve added necessary technology in our substations. So now we’re able to extend the program to all of our residential members.
Co-op members who sign up and are approved for the Power Saver Rewards program first receive a $20 bill credit after a YEC technician installs a load-control device at their home. They will also get a $5 monthly incentive during June, July, August, and September. Members can add additional (non-window) AC units at $3 per unit per month June–September.
Here’s how the program works. During times when many people need electricity at once, YEC must meet that demand. At a certain point, additional—and more expensive—generation units are needed to supply the energy. This increases the price of electricity. Power Saver Rewards uses a device to briefly cycle the flow of power to central air conditioners during times of high demand for electricity.
By shifting the time some members use energy, YEC can manage the demand for it and decrease the need to build new power plants. This also helps keep the cost of electricity stable—and that benefits everyone.
Participating in the program does make a difference! With about 2,500 residential members participating last summer, YEC saved an estimated $175,000 on wholesale power costs during the 2013 cooling season.
Signing up is easy! Call YEC at 803-684-4248 or complete a sign-up form online
I know you will benefit from participating in YEC’s programs, and I look forward to getting your feedback. We always value your opinion and appreciate your continued trust and confidence in us as your electric utility.
President and Chief Executive Officer