Meeker Co-op News Articles

Your Directors and Legislators

Do you know who your Meeker Cooperative Board Director is? Do you know who your Representative or Senator is? Knowing your elected Director or Official is important. They represent you, and if you have ideas or questions about policies, you can contact them and...

COVID-19 Relief Passed by Congress Helps Struggling Co-op Members Pay Electric Bills

Congress has approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that could help struggling electric cooperative consumer-members pay their electric bills. The bill provides emergency funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program which will help pay for...

Find Your Location Number

It has been an electric cooperative member tradition from the beginning, to look for your location number hidden among the pages and articles of the Meeker Cooperative Pioneer. As we transition to a new Pioneer format and posting articles online, we continue with this...

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...
Scams Can Happen Close to Home

Scams Can Happen Close to Home

We want our members to stay safe and secure, so we will share stories to help people know what to do when receiving a potential scam. One of our members received a call from a company claiming to be affiliated with Xcel Energy stating they were going to disconnect his...

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Committed to a Co-op Culture for All

Committed to a Co-op Culture for All

Over the years, you’ve heard on why and how Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association is different––because we’re a cooperative. Our business model sets us apart from other utilities because we adhere to seven guiding cooperative principles that reflect core...

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Four Tips for Winter Safety

Four Tips for Winter Safety

It’s no surprise that winter months bring increased potential for fire risks and electrical safety hazards. This makes sense because during the coldest months, consumers are using additional electrical devices and appliances, like space heaters, electric blankets and...

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Advanced Look-alike Login Pages

Advanced Look-alike Login Pages

Here’s a popular phishing scenario: You receive an email with a link. The link takes you to a phony login page with the name and logo of a legitimate website. Once you submit your username and password, the information is sent straight to the bad guys. Cybercriminals...

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Who Owns What?

Who Owns What?

When it comes to electrical equipment and lines, it's a good refresher to know who owns which part of delivery system for electricity. The graphic below explains which part the Member Owned Cooperative is responsible for and which part members personally are...

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Monitoring the Line for Reliability

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...

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Electricity Brings Everyday Value

Electricity Brings Everyday Value

Even though we work in the energy industry, like most people, we still don’t think much about the electricity we use. We expect the lights to turn on when we flip the switch and the coffeemaker to work each morning. Because electricity is so abundant, we don’t think...

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“Is this a video of you?” Nope, That’s a Phish

“Is this a video of you?” Nope, That’s a Phish

It’s no secret that cybercriminals love social media. Bad guys use platforms like Facebook and Instagram to impersonate your real friends and followers. Using this disguise, the scammers try to trick you into sharing sensitive information.Here’s a common scam that is...

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