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March 16, 2023

Pioneer Receives Safety Achievement Certificate

Pioneer was recently awarded a certificate of safety achievement for their 2022 safety evaluation through the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP), a comprehensive system-wide inspection program completed by safety professionals and peer reviewers.  Pioneer once again improved scores overall compared to previous inspections. The RESAP evaluation reviews all areas of Pioneer’s safety program, including work site inspections, facility inspections, and one-on-one employee interviews.

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June 9, 2022

Storm Safety: Protecting Your Business

Sudden storms can endanger your staff, damage your building and interrupt operations. While safety is your first order of business, you also want to minimize building damage and get back in business quickly. To protect your employees and your business, it’s important to keep ahead of the storm and develop an emergency action plan. Storm preparedness These steps should help keep your staff and building safe from harm in the event of a storm: Create an emergency action plan that includes evacuation procedures, contact information for local first responders and emergency contact information for all employees. Put together an emergency...

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June 9, 2021

McClay Promoted to Director of Operations & Safety

Steve McClay has become part of the management team of Pioneer Electric Cooperative with his recent promotion to Director of Operations and Safety. In this position, he will be responsible for all aspects of the co-op’s operations and safety functions. Steve first joined Pioneer in 1998 as a groundman trainee and became a first class lineman in 2002. During his career he has taken on greater responsibility and challenges on the path to his new appointment. Steve’s leadership abilities, along with his dedication to Pioneer and its members make him an excellent choice for this new role.

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May 6, 2021

Do Not Remove Flags

If flags and markings have been placed in your yard for upcoming work, please leave them alone. These flags indicate where utilities are buried and are needed to safeguard the equipment and prevent possible service interruptions. When the work has been completed, the contractor will remove the flags. If damages occur because the flags have been removed, you will be responsible for repair costs.

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March 15, 2021

Beward of Third-Party Payment Options

Members have many options when it’s time to pay their bill, but Pioneer recommends avoiding third-party payment processing websites. The co-op has received calls regarding a third-party payment processing website called doxo. If a member clicks on the doxo site, they are taken to a website that has Pioneer’s contact information including address, phone number, e-mail, etc. Doxo, despite having accurate co-op information, is not affiliated with Pioneer in any way. Often, third-party sites, like doxo charge additional service fees and do not always make the payment on the same day, which could result in your payment being late and...

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January 12, 2021

Avoid Solar Energy Scams

Solar energy is booming, and the future is brighter than ever. Through the use of rooftop solar panels, many homeowners can now harness the sun’s natural rays to produce their own electricity that’s environmentally friendly and cost effective. But with the increasing popularity of solar, unfortunately, some businesses are taking advantage of consumers who are interested in generating their own energy through rooftop panels. While many solar companies are genuine and truly want to help consumers with a successful solar installation, there are the occasional bad apples. You’ve likely heard a story or two about solar vendors that promised rooftop...

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