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The Biggest Piece of the Pie - By Timothy J. Power, CEO

Timothy J. Power, CEOAs discussed in previous newsletter articles, we are engaged in a cost of service study for the cooperative.  A cost of service study does just what it says - it looks at the cost to service the different rate classes we have.  It helps determine whether our rates are too high, too low, or just right for each class.

Director Elections

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DS&O's coverage area is divided into three districts. Individuals who wish to run for a director's seat need to be active members of the cooperative and bona fide residents of the district they wish to represent. Potential candidates need to be nominated by written petition signed by at least 15 members who are residents of the cooperative. Signed petitions were to be returned to the DS&O cooperative office in Solomon office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016.

The following members met all the above requirements and will be place on the 2016 ballot.

Seal Air Leaks with Caulk

Did you know heating and cooling accounts for roughly half of your home’s energy use? Caulking cracks and gaps around windows, doors and spaces around wires (telephone, electrical, cable and gas lines), water spigots and dryer vents can pay off with big energy savings.

Explore LED Holiday Lighting Options This Season

Holiday lighting takes many shapes and forms. Whether you prefer simple lighting decorations or a more elaborate statement of holiday festivity, it all starts with the selection of the lights themselves.  If you are looking for new holiday lighting this year, be sure to check out a safer and smarter lighting option—LEDs.

Stay Safe and Warm in Ice Storms

Heavy accumulations of ice can bring down utility poles, trees, and limbs—knocking out power for days at a time. In addition to shutting down power and communications, ice can make transportation dangerous, if not impossible.

Simple Steps to Boost Home Heating Efficiency

 

Cold winter temperatures can drive up heating costs. However, there are simple steps that can be taken to help cut those costs by making your home heating more efficient.

These tips from the Energy Education Council will increase heating efficiency and help you manage your heating expenses:

2014 Capital Credit Allocation Notice To Be Mailed!

One of the benefits of being a member-owner of an electric cooperative is sharing in the financial prosperity of the cooperative. The excess margins remaining after expenses are returned to members in the form of capital credits.

A Change For The Better

A Change For The Better

By Anne Prince

It’s the little things

When it comes to energy efficiency in the home, sometimes small changes can make a big impact. A small, unglamorous task like changing the filters on your HVAC system makes your unit run more efficiently–keeping your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It also saves money. And the savings gained from having your system run more efficiently can be applied to more fun or entertaining pursuits that your family can enjoy together.

Stay Safe Exploring the Great Outdoors this Summer

Summer is in full swing, and that means more time for fun in the sun. As you increase your time outdoors, DS&O reminds you to stay safe.

Planning a home improvement project? When working outdoors, you may be using tools, such as ladders, power tools, shovels–or even paintbrushes with extendable arms. These items help you get the job done but have the potential to be dangerous if used improperly.

4th of July Safety

This 4th of July, friends and family all across the country will gather in celebrating our nation’s independence and what is considered by many to be the unofficial start of summer.

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