To me, it’s fishing season. The humidity in the air and time with family are special to me, but this season also brings a heightened awareness to two key challenges we face each year: summer storms and the potential for high bills. Your co-op has maintained low rates for the past 11 years, but it’s important to note the impact you have on continuing this trend. Through programs like Smart Thermostats and Beat the Peak, we can work together to continue holding down power costs and prevent the need to build more generation sources while working to keep your electric bill as low as possible during the summer months.
Install a smart thermostat
YEC’s smart thermostat program helps you save energy and money. Signing up allows your co-op to pre-cool your location in anticipation for the hottest time during the day. Cycling your unit not only helps you save up to 23% in energy costs, but it also helps your co-op hold down power costs. Sign up for the Smart Thermostat Program today!
Help us Beat The Peak
Postponing household chores such as laundry, cooking, and dishes to later in the day can help lower your electric use and hold down power costs. More than 13% of YEC’s members participate in peak alerts. Together they have helped save 156,163 megawatts of energy, a dollar equivalent of $1,388,557. Sign up for Beat the Peak today!
Additionally, I’d like to turn your attention to being prepared in an outage situation. Your co-op prepares for storms by trimming rights-of-way and maintaining our distribution system. More than half of our lines are now underground. We can’t control summer storms, but we can respond quickly, keep you updated on outage restoration progress online and encourage you to be prepared to keep you and your family safe.
Visit our storm center for help creating an emergency plan, especially if you rely on electricity for life-saving measures, learn more about how power is restored during an outage, and details about portable and whole-house generator safety.
Have fun this summer and make memories that will last a lifetime with your mind at ease; your co-op is working for you to keep the lights on, the bills low and your service safe. We’re proud to always look out for you.
President and Chief Executive Officer