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July 11, 2023

4 Key Factors That Affect Energy Bills

You pay for the electricity you consume each month, but there are additional factors that impact your energy bills. Electricity Remains A Good Value Although inflation has led to increasing costs in many areas of our lives, the cost of powering your home has risen slowly when compared to other common goods. Looking at price increases over the past five years, you’ll see that electricity remains a good value. Average annual price increase 2017-2022 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index

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June 20, 2023

Taking Control of Your Electric Bill – Monitoring and Reducing kWh Use

Keeping a close eye on your monthly electric bill can help you become more aware of your energy consumption and take steps to reduce it. Instead of solely focusing on the dollar amount, shift your attention to the number of kilowatt-hours (kWh) you use each month. While you may not have control over the cost of a kWh, you do have the power to influence how many you consume. By lowering your kWh use, you can ultimately decrease the amount you spend on electricity. As the saying goes, “The cheapest kilowatt is the one that is never used.” This article...

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May 31, 2023

Summer Temperatures are Here!

Skip chores that require high demand for electric on hot afternoons/evenings from 2 to 7 p.m. (summer’s peak demand period)! That’s when many people are using electricity at the same time, which increases the cost of wholesale power. So, forget the chores for now and do them later in the evening when it is not as hot and demand isn’t as high. Watch this short video to understand peak usage and some tips to help alleviate the Power Rush Hour!  

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May 18, 2023

New EPA Rules Threaten Electric System Reliability

Columbus, OH—Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives and our members value the reliability of electricity—it is our #1 priority because our lives and livelihoods depend on it. Yet the EPA has released new proposed rules this week that pose the greatest threat to the reliability of our electrical grid that we’ve seen in our nation’s history. Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives have been warning for months that electricity reliability has been under threat. Grid operators and regulators have issued the same warnings, but the EPA appears not to be listening. The new proposed EPA rules released Thursday, May 11, would all but ban the use of fossil...

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April 26, 2023

Efficiency: Is it time for a window upgrade?

As spring-like temperatures arrive, so do home improvement projects. Take a moment to assess the condition of your windows and their condition. If you think your home would benefit from an upgrade, keep these helpful hints in mind. When selecting windows for a home, there are a few things you need to pay attention to in order to increase your energy efficiency. Windows are less resistant to heat flow compared to the walls, ceiling, and floors in your home, meaning they will allow more outward heat flow in the winter and more inward heat flow in the summer. Even though...

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