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  • As Electric System Evolves, Reliability Comes in New Ways
    When our members flip the switch, they expect lights to turn on. It takes a lot of technology and talented people working together to make that happen. Large conventional power plants that have been shutting down in recent years are often replaced with new generators such as wind turbines and solar panels that can produce […]
  • Prune Drying Brings in the Electric
    At the turn of the twentieth-century, in Douglas County, Oregon, prunes were a big part of their local economy. Drying prunes took time and resources, but in the late 1930’s, rural electrification spurred the way for shorter drying times and less wood-burning resources. Prune plums were a major crop in the Umpqua River Valley back […]
  • Member Appreciation Day – August 11, 2021
    Save the date of Wednesday, August 11, 2021 for Member Appreciation Day. It will be hosted at A maze’n Farmyard, west of Eden Valley on Highway 55. More details to follow.
  • Average Prices for Residential Electricity
    The Average Prices for Electricity Map has been updated to reflect the latest data from the EIA. Electricity is a great value compared to other energy use.
  • Let’s Connect!
    When we say that we live in a “connected” world, most of us think about technology, like our smart phones and other devices and gadgets. But when you’re a member of an electric co-op (that’s you!), there’s so much more to being part of our connected co-op community. As member of Meeker Cooperative Light & […]