Skip to main navigation.
Link to Annual Meeting Info Link to vote for photo contest. link to information on Co-op Owners for Political Action link to CEC's Outage Center A link to a calendar of load control notifications link to page explaining CEC's online account management system A link to more information on our Round-Up program that allows members to donate to other members who cannot afford their bills.

Central Electric Cooperative, Parker, PA


Electricity is essential energy — it keeps us cool in the summer, lights our house, keeps the refrigerator cold, and runs the TV, stereo, and computers. However, water and electricity are a dangerous combination. Whether it’s swimming, boating, or fishing, Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) reminds everyone to avoid electrical hazards during water recreation.


Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

Energy Star

When buying new items for your home or remodeling, consider products that are Energy Star certified. The Energy Star logo is a government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. Products meeting this certification are the most efficient of their type on the market. Purchasing these certified items will lead to greater savings over the product's life. 


As part of Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) ongoing effort to improve system reliability, contracted pole inspection crews will be inspecting poles on circuits originating from Nectarine, Mineral, and Sandy Creek substations in Venango County. Pole inspections will occur out of the Starr substation (German Hill area) in Forest County if funding permits. 


As cyber threats can happen anytime, we want to ensure SmartHub is as secure as possible. To do that, we've increased our encryption security for our SmartHub web and mobile solution.

February doles out some of the highest annual energy costs.

We cannot change the cold weather. But here are some ideas to make changes in your home that can save energy:


Local PA state police have  been receiving reports of phone-scam ring calls. Please be advised that if you receive a phone call from someone posing as Central Electric Cooperative threatening to "shut off your electric" unless paid in "MoneyPak" or some other form of untraceable payment method, be sure to call our office at 800-521-0570 to verify that we made a call to you concerning your account.

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC)  rebate program is expanding in January 2018. We are now offering first-time rebates for Energy Star heat pumps, electric clothes dryers, and mini compact refrigerators that promote efficiency while improving our environment.


Trees are the number one cause of power outages and service interruptions. As part of Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) ongoing effort to improve system reliability, contracted line clearing crews are working on circuits originating from Prospect, Coaltown and Fredericksburg substations in Butler and parts of Armstrong Counties. 

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.

Most people believe they are energy-smart when it comes to saving money. Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) has a great application from Touchstone Energy to test your knowledge and skill set. It is called "Home Energy Adventure". Simply visit our website at and click on the above icon found at the bottom of our web page.



Power Lines Newsletter Header
Inside This Issue

June 2018: It's Personal, Always Call 811 Before You Dig, Good Neighbor Scholarship Winners, Comfort at a Low Cost, Power Line Safety After the Storm, Annual Meeting Registration, Cucumber Salad Recipe. read this issue »

Power Lines Archives »

Power Lines Quiz

Powered by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Logo
Link to Link to link to the cooperative action network website