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CEC Service Interruption at Saxonburg Substation July 16, 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

PARKER, Pa., July 11, 2016 -  Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) Saxonburg substation will be taken out of service Saturday, July 16 from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., with an inclement weather date of Saturday, July 23 to allow our power supplier, West Penn Power, to replace their equipment damaged in one of their outages. CEC thanks members for their patience during this time.

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Electric Grills

Grilling season is underway and some of you may have sadly found that your trusty (but rusty) old grill needs replaced after heavy use. An electric grill is a great replacement option that you may not have considered. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of electric grills compared to propane and charcoal outdoor grills.

 

CEC Invites Members to Annual Meeting

PARKER, Pa., July 5, 2016 - Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) invites members to attend its annual meeting Friday, Aug. 26, at Whitehall Camp & Conference Center in Emlenton. Members will elect cooperative board members from Butler and Clarion counties, learn what is happening in the electric industry and enjoy great entertainment and food.

Registration will open at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Peak Alert Notification

Peak Alert Season officially began June 1 and runs through September 30. Members are asked to be proactive in reducing electric demand on hot, humid weekdays. Future electric costs can be stabilized by purchasing less power when it is expensive. Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) announces Peak Alerts on the Forever Broadcasting Stations in the Oil City/Franklin area (WGYI 98.5 FM, WHMJ 99.3 FM and WUZZ 107.7 FM. Not every member can receive these stations due to their location. Here are some other ways to be notified when a Peak Alert is occurring. 

 

CEC Announces Bright Ideas Teacher Grants

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is reminding area teachers to apply for its 2016 Bright Ideas teacher grant program that helps fund innovative, energy-related learning projects. Teachers, K-12, from all schools within Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Forest and Venango counties are eligible. Schools do not need to receive service from CEC. Home school teachers are welcome. The maximum teacher grant will be $1,000 per award period.

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Choosing a Window Air Conditioner

If purchasing a window air conditioner is on your "to-do" list, you may ask what size is needed to do the job. Here is a simple calculation to help answer the question.

 

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Sizing a Generator

Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC) goal is to provide continual power. But storms, trees, wildlife and other factors outside of our control create occasional power outages.

Portable emergency generators can economically provide enough power to meet essential needs during these rare occasions. 

 

What Size Do I Need?

Essential items required during an outage in the average cooperative home require somewhere around 5,000 - 7,500 watts of power. This will of course vary from home to home, but it's a good estimate to start with.

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Clothes Dryer Savings

Here are ways to cut the amount of energy and money you spend drying clothes:

 

Power Supply Outage Update

Dear Members, 

I am writing this announcement in an attempt to keep our members informed about a troubling increase in the frequency and duration of power supply outages experienced on Central Electric Cooperative’s (CEC's) system.

Ken's Weekly E-Tip: Earn $50 Bill Credit

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) recently released its water heater installation program. But if you are not in the market for a new tank, why not earn a cool $50 one-time bill credit and an ongoing $2.50 monthly bill credit by participating in our load management program with your existing electric water heater. Here is how it works:

 

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