Meeker Co-op News Articles

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...

Three Workspace-Friendly Exercises

Does it seem impossible to squeeze exercise into your daily routine? If so, you’re not alone! However, it’s actually easier than you think. Exercise is any activity that gets your body moving, and there are several exercises you can do at work to help you get...

The Power of Preparation

With severe weather events occurring more frequently, now more than ever, it makes sense to be prepared. During a prolonged power outage or other emergencies, this means having enough food, water, and supplies to last at least a few days. In honor of National...

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

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...

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Large Appliance Energy Savings Tips

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...

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Storm Safety

Storm Safety

Storm season is in full swing. Many summer storms have the potential to produce tornadoes––they can happen anytime, anywhere, and can bring winds over 200 miles per hour. In April, a video of NBC Washington chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer went viral. During a live...

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Power Outages

Power Outages

We do our best to avoid them, but there’s no way around it: power outages occasionally happen. For most Meeker Cooperative members, outages are rare and only last a few hours. But when major storms, extended outages are unavoidable. So when the power goes out, how do...

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Practical Electrical Safety Tips

Practical Electrical Safety Tips

We know the importance of practicing safety year-round. From our co-op crews to you, we recognize that everyone has a part to play in prioritizing safety. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S. are critically...

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Trimming Trees Around Power Lines

Trimming Trees Around Power Lines

We all love trees. We know everyone in our communities enjoys the beauty and shade trees provide. However, trees and power lines are a dangerous mix without regular trimming during the growing season. If you see us out in the community trimming, remember the many...

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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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