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Central Electric Cooperative, Parker, PA

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Steady, two-day rain fall caused widespread tree-related power outages for Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) members. CEC highest numbers occurred after midnight at approximately 2,000 members.

Today’s growing array of smart-home appliances and technologies have slowly, but steadily, changed our homes and lifestyles. The increased reliance on so many devices has new implications for home energy use and efficiency. Read below to learn how you can manage energy more wisely with the use of technology. 

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PEAK ALERT! CEC Urges Members to Conserve Energy Today

ATTENTION ALL CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE MEMBERS: THIS IS A PEAK ALERT ANNOUNCEMENT! PLEASE CONSERVE POWER BY TURNING OFF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL ELECTRIC ITEMS ESPECIALLY LIGHTING, DEHUMIDIFIERS, AND POOL PUMPS; AND SET YOUR AIR CONDITIONER AT A MINIMUM OF 78 DEGREES. 

CEC ANTICIPATES A DEMAND PEAK FROM 1 P.M. UNTIL 7 P.M.

Photo of Laura HensleySwitching to LED bulbs might be the easiest and most inexpensive way to reduce energy usage in your home. The average household has 70 light bulbs and nearly 6 percent of sockets in the U.S. still contain incandescent bulbs.

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is warning members of a phone scam that is targeting its members. Scammers are calling members stating that a service order has been issued to disconnect their electric service.

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) invites members to celebrate 81 years of service by attending its annual meeting Friday, Aug. 24, at Whitehall Camp & Conference Center in Emlenton. Members will elect cooperative board members from Armstrong and Butler counties, learn what is happening in the electric industry and enjoy great entertainment and food.
 

When installing your room air conditioner this year, be sure to keep the following in mind for the most comfortable and energy efficient results.
 

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. 

 

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