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Vintage Co-op Safety Car From North Dakota Still on the Road in Ohio

An old vehicle that logged thousands of miles on behalf of Basin Electric Power Cooperative in the 1960s has resurfaced in central Ohio. The Plymouth Suburban was one of the generation and transmission co-op’s first safety vehicles, purchased not long after...

Energy Savings Tip – Seal Air Leaks

An easy way to save energy is to seal air leaks and holes where plumbing pipes run through walls in your home. You can also check wall-mounted cabinets for plumbing holes or air gaps in the back. Fill any holes or gaps with spray foam. Wear protective gloves and use a...

Avoid Distractions While Driving

Some temptations are hard to resist. While driving, we typically hear that “ding” on our phone, alerting us to a text or call coming through, and we sometimes feel the urgent need to check it. We know we shouldn’t, but we reason that we’re going to make an...

Large Appliance Energy Savings Tips

Did you know the combined use of large appliances like dishwashers, clothes dryers, and washing machines account for the largest percentage of electricity use in the average U.S. home? Take small steps to save energy when using these appliances. Only run full loads in...
How is Power Restored?

How is Power Restored?

Electricity is part of our everyday lives and we end up taking it for granted. We expect electric power to be there when we wake up to an alarm, brew our coffee, check our email, heat our water, cook our breakfast and nearly everything else we do throughout the day....

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Severe Weather and Downed Power Lines

Severe Weather and Downed Power Lines

Severe weather can cause damage to power lines and utility poles. You should take caution if you come across any downed power lines.  “If you see a downed power line, call 911 to report it immediately and stay away. There is no way to tell if a line is energized...

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Trip Wire Alerts from Heartland Security

Trip Wire Alerts from Heartland Security

The latest security cameras from Alarm.com use video analytics technology that helps pinpoint only the events that matter to you. This technology can recognize the difference between important activity versus other events. Rather than get alerted every time...

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2021 Annual Coloring Contest

2021 Annual Coloring Contest

These are the winners of the 2021 coloring contest. Each winner in the 2-12 age groups received a $10 Walmart gift card. Age 2-Lydia T Age 3-Lucas C Age 4-Everly H Age 5-Ruth T Age 6-Maci R Age 7-Linnea W Age 8-Hailey M Age 9-Myles H Age 10-Mesa S Age 11-Paylin K Age...

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Home Charging Options for Electric Vehicles

Home Charging Options for Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle (EV) owners have multiple options for charging their vehicle at home. There are three common EV charging levels: Level One, Level Two and DC Fast Charge. Level One Charging Level One is the most basic charging level. If you choose this option, your EV...

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Summer Savings Tips

Summer Savings Tips

Here are five savings tips for mid-summer. Summer Energy-Saving Tip #1: Replace disposable air filters regularly. We recommend every 30-60 days. If you can see dirt in a filter, it’s likely 50% clogged. Filter Replacement Summer Energy-Saving Tip #2: Game consoles,...

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