Technology Articles

What is Beneficial Electrification?

If you’re like most Americans, you’re interested in saving money on energy costs and in doing your part to help the environment. But wouldn’t it be great if you could do both? Well, you can! It’s through a concept called “beneficial electrification.” This utility...

Electric Power Shovels Making Your Life Easier

Our January/February issue featured an article talking about how electric snowblowers are becoming better and more reliable for Minnesota winters. But what if you don’t have a large area to clear? This is where the electric shovel shines. The constant bending and...

Which Streaming Device Should You Get?

The debate over which is better, Fire TV, Roku, AppleTV, or Chromecast is similar to the Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge debate. They are all good, so it really comes down to what you like. There are many other resources and you could spend hours reading articles and...

Monitoring the Line for Reliability

Electric co-ops use a variety of monitoring and automation technologies that improve power reliability, shorten outage times and reduce labor time for crews. Here are four technologies used to improve reliability. Power SensorsPower sensors typically clamp on or...
Appeal of electric vehicles gaining momentum

Appeal of electric vehicles gaining momentum

The appeal of electric vehicles is gaining momentum. The push for greater mileage in terms of MPG that began in the second half of the last century has been joined by the push for greater miles per charge. But before getting too far into this transportation evolution,...

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Smart Thermostat Options

Smart Thermostat Options

A Comparison of the Market’s Smartest and Most Popular Heating and cooling costs account for around half of a user’s energy bill according to the U.S. Department of Energy. So when it comes to reducing energy use and cutting home energy costs, the most impact can be...

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