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The Great Wind Storm of March 8 & 9

Tree roots were already saturated from heavy rains earlier in the week when a 12-hour wind storm swept across Central Electric Cooperative’s (CEC's) seven-county area of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer and Venango counties March 8 and 9.

CEC Announces Scholarships

Central Electric Cooperative of Parker is excited to announce its 11th year of offering our Good Neighbor Scholarship program. Eligible candidates include adult members wishing to further their education, as well as currently enrolled college or trade school students and high school seniors. Ten scholarships of $2,000.00 each will be awarded in early May 2017. 


Eligibility requirements are as follows: 

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Keeping Pets & Electric Bill Comfortable

Keeping pets comfortable at home this winter while you are away at work does not have to drive up your electric bill. Do not assume that pets want the same comfort level as the rest of the family. Most dogs and cats can be happy with a wider range of temperatures. An exception might be an older pet or one with medical issues.

Here are some tips to keep them cozy while conserving energy.


Sleep Areas

Provide warm sleeping options throughout your house, like a pet bed with a blanket.


Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Electric Space Heaters

Electric space heaters are a good way to provide extra heat for rooms that seem to stay cold or for someone is always chilly. 

Please remember that they are single largest contributor to high winter electric bills and a leading cause of home fires. 


Cost Calculation 

All space heaters are rated in watts found on a tag located on the back of each unit. Most heaters are 1,500 watts.

CEC's Fred Terwilliger Promoted

Fred Terwilliger has been promoted to assistant general manager/chief operating officer for Central Electric Cooperative (CEC), located in Parker.

Fred holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from Grove City College.

After graduation, Fred began his career at CEC in 1989 as an assistant staking engineer. He progressed through the positions of system engineer, manager of engineering, and director of engineer and operations. 

He and his wife, Jenny, have four children: Reed, Cole, Makayli and Josey. They reside in Emlenton.

2016 CEC Year-End Report

In 2016, Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) continued providing safe, reliable electricity at a reasonable cost to its member-owners, was committed to the communities it serves, and dedicated to the Cooperative Difference.


Member Benefits

Last year members received:

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Sealing vs. Ventilation

Most energy experts highly recommend sealing homes as airtight as possible. But we can over seal our homes and make them unsafe. So what is a person to do? Here are some ideas to help members understand this dilemma. 


Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Winter Indoor Humidity

The following topic suggestion was submitted by Bruce Tomcik, seasonal member from the Tionesta area. A special thank you to Bruce.

Indoor home humidity moisture levels are usually more of a concern to homeowners in the summer when the air can make it feel clingy and sticky. But low winter humidity is of equal concern. 


Apply for a Free Trip to Washington, D.C.!

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) believes tomorrow's leaders are today's youth and is again proudly sponsoring a group of high school juniors to attend Youth Tour 2017 from June 11-16.

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Appliance Rebate Program

CEC is excited to announce that our rebate program resumes Jan. 1, 2017. Qualifying appliances must be verified as Energy Star. 


Qualifying Appliances

Rebates are available for the following appliances:

  • Refrigerators $100
  • Freezers $50
  • Clothes washers $50
  • Dishwashers $25
  • Dehumidifiers $25
  • Window air conditioners $25



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