Outlining a Course of Action — CEO Message: September 2018
This year, many Lake Region Electric Cooperative members experienced service interruptions due to a wide scope of causes. This was troubling to all of us at the cooperative since we view service reliability as an imperative. Please read the accompanying article in this newsletter. No matter how complicated the electric utility business becomes, please know that our highest priority is to provide quality electric service.
Safety Up for the Fall Season
Our lineworkers and other employees respond to many pole hits or snagged lines this time of year that not only cause outages, but can be deadly, too. Overhead lines end up on the ground and they can still be energized. Our employees then have to repair the line, and not often in the best of conditions. To maintain our safe conditions of powering you with electricity, we need your help. Here’s what you can do.
EV Ride & Drive Event | Thursday, September 13th
Join us on September 13th for our EV Ride & Drive event! This is a fun and free informational event that offers a hands-on EV experience. You will be able to test drive a variety of locally available electric vehicles, talk with EV owners about their vehicles, and learn about vehicle charging options. The event is taking place Thursday, September 13th at Minnesota Motors in Fergus Falls. Stop in anytime between 11AM-2PM — there will be free lunch as well!
Tim Thompson's Message — 2018 Annual Meeting Videos
Watch Tim Thompson's Annual Meeting message.
Knowing Your Primary Phone Number Helps Us Keep You Updated
As more and more people decide to drop their landlines and opt for only cell phones, it is important to contact Lake Region Electric Cooperative and provide us with your new primary phone numbers.
Hybrid Energy Project Update — CEO Column: July 2018
During our 2017 annual meeting, we introduced the concept of a solar and wind hybrid electric generating facility to Lake Region’s members. However, the project site that we pursued last year in the Pelican Lake area has been canceled due to a variety of reasons. This doesn’t mean that we have given up on the concept. We continue to look forward and feel strongly that a hybrid solar and wind project should still become a key element of our rate stabilization plan. We are also seeking to protect the environment. Such a project would utilize local, renewable energy sources of which the output is carbon free.