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As the number of consumer electronics in our homes grow, many find there just aren't enough outlets for it all. The next time you buy a power strip to provide electricity to more of your devices, consider making an investment in protecting your connected devices and in energy efficiency.

While the cost of most goods and services has increased significantly over the years, electricity remains a relative bargain. You may be surprised by the value you receive for your energy dollar.


National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: Jan. 10

A New Year brings new opportunities to save energy––and money. You may think energy efficiency upgrades require a great deal of time and expense, but that’s not always the case. Let’s take a look at three inexpensive efficiency upgrades that can help you save energy throughout the year.

You may already be aware that CEC rates are increasing effective Feb. 1, 2020 for all accounts. Overall, members will see on average a 5 percent increase to CEC’s distribution charge. There are a variety of factors contributing to this increase, but the main reason is the increase in our annual cost to maintain our rights-of-way. The annual cost for tree trimming has more than tripled in the past ten years.

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Keep energy-efficiency and safety in mind as you are decorating both inside and outside your home this holiday season!

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Getting information from your electric co-op is easier than ever.

This month, take a look at what our SmartHub account center has to offer and how to get that access on the go with our updated mobile app! 

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Fall is a great time to work on some simple DIY projects to make your home more energy efficient and save you money.

This month, review a couple of projects to boost efficiency once you turn on your home's heating system.

PARKER, PA September 23, 2019- Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is warning members of a phone scam that has targeted its members. 


A new rate structure takes effect Sept. 1, 2019.


The base charge, or fixed cost for service, will increase. This increase will be offset by a decrease in the variable price per kilowatt-hour (kWh). The increased base charge will help the cooperative to more fairly distribute fixed expenses among the membership. For residential members consuming more than 200 kWh per month, there will be no change to the bill amount. 


Visit our bill calculators to compare the new and old rate structures for all rate types. 

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Back to school and back to cooler days, may mean that your household is about to require more frequent loads of laundry.This month, review some energy saving measures for the laundry room.


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February 2020: Many Voice -- One Cooperative, Energy Efficient Televisions, Power Line Myths Debunked, What Can You Do With $1 of Electricity, Are You Interested in a CEC Director's Seat?, Crazy Cake with Penuche Icing Recipe. read this issue »

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