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May - Notes From the Manager

May - Notes From the Manager

Thanks to everyone who took time from their busy schedules to attend the DS&O annual meeting on April 8, in Abilene. Besides the normal financial and operating reports, the Board made a presentation of several bylaws changes under study. These include reconfiguration of the five director districts, the number of directors on the Board and the nomination by petition process. Your comments regarding these or other issues are always welcome. Feel free to contact any of the board members with ideas or concerns. Any proposed changes would have to be approved by the membership. 

Prepare for Summer Heat, Increase Energy Savings

Adding a few items to your list of spring chores can help make your home more energy efficient anddeliver electric bills that won’t make you sweat when temperatures soar.

Start with your air conditioner.

Spring and early summer are good times to make sure that your air conditioning unit is ready to work when you flip the switch:

Storm Safety: When Thunderstorms, Tornadoes Strike

Beware. Spring can usher in more than April showers. Now through the summer months, thunderstorms can quickly roll in and tornadoes can touch down, often during the afternoon and evening hours, according to researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Severe Storms Laboratory.

Follow these tips from NOAA and the American Red Cross to keep you and your home safe when tornadoes and severe thunderstorms come your way.

Election Results from the 2014 Annual Meeting

The cooperative membership elected the following members to serve on the Board of Directors. 

April - Notes From the Manager

April - Notes From the Manager

2014 Annual Meeting

Make plans to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting of the cooperative. The meeting will be held April 8th at Sterl Hall in Abilene. Registration begins at 6:00 pm.

Every member with an active account will receive $5 off there electric bill for attending as well as a chance win one of the many door prizes that will be awarded at the end of the meeting. Please make sure to return your dinner reservation coupon that was part of the billing insert in your last statement, or contact our office at 1-800-376-3533 to RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you there.

(LIEAP) Kansas Low Income Energy Assistance Program

The Kansas Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs. Benefit levels vary according to the following factors:

Directors Achieve Credentials in Today’s Electric Utility Competencies

Directors from DS&O Electric Cooperative received their Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership certificates from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

November Notes From the Manager

In general, energy prices have been on the rise.  Gasoline prices are routinely staying near $3.50 per gallon and propane prices jump each winter with every cold snap. Natural gas has been moderate in the last year, but with gas now being the boiler fuel of choice in utility and industrial operations it will begin to rise again.

Protect Your Home from Electrical Fires

Each year, electrical failures and malfunctions cause 43,900 home fires, resulting in 438 deaths, 1,430 injuries, and $1.47 billion in property damage. But many home electrical fires can be prevented simply by understanding basic electrical safety principles and following safe practices.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign—Oct. 6-12—focuses on kitchen fires. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have teamed up to offer safety tips to help protect your home and family:

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