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March 2020

Focus on the future by voting

ECE Annual Meeting will be online only

2020 Election: Director candidate profiles

Rebates: Save now to save later

Go Paperless using SmartHub

Q&A: Governance

Energy Saving Trees program

If you have a power concern, we want to know about it

Watt's Cookin': Beer-Braised Cabbage

No Barriers Warriors program - Empowering local veterans

 

February 2020

Touchstone Energy Community Award winner

ECE's first after-hours dispatcher signs off

Step potential: What you need to know

Q&A: Storage water heating

Customize your SmartHub notifications

 

January 2020

Margins of $1.9 million shared with members

Join SmartHub for a chance to win an iPad

Celebrating renewable energy

Powering your future with scholarship opportunities

Space heater safety: Smart tips

Q&A: Winter outages

Focusing on what's important: Kari Pangerl retirement

 

December 2019

Director nominations are now opens in districts 1, 3 and 6

Keep your linemen safe: Avoid deadly back feed

Cost-of-service study will help plan for the future

Reducing outage time with vegeation management

Introducing a new SmartHub experience

5 Reasons to Apply for Youth Tour 2020

 

November 2019

It pays to be a co-op member

Give the gift of safety

Member Appreciation Events popped with fun

Shop AmazonSmile this holiday season and support Operation Round Up

Co-ops unite during National Drive Electric Week

Capital credits pay out: The largest in ECE’s history

If you have a power concern, we want to know about it 

 

October 2019

Careers in Energy are Thriving

Avoid the ‘boos’ with Halloween Safety

Teacher Totes: The Cooperative Difference

Pre-winter DIY projects that will save energy—and money

Make the most of your spare change

October is Co-op Month: Let’s Get Social


September 2019

President/CEO Steve Shurts to retire

Safety: Distracted walking is dangerous

Touchstone Energy Community Award

Substation dedicated to former director Robert Kaeter

With AMI, the future is now


August 2019

Your Connected Home: A simple guide to smart devices

Can you help us find these former members?

Online safety: Choosing a parental control app

$ummer Bills: Q&A with Member Services

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s… a drone!

Tom Gross retires after 29 years with ECE

2019 Member Appreciation Events
 

July 2019

All About YOUth: ECE in the classroom

Know what to do when you see a downed power line

Checking it Twice: Power Line Inspections

Road Trips are EVolving

Cybersecurity: Keeping You Safe


June 2019

Have you heard the buzz?

Will your AC unit make it through the summer?
Enhanced rebates on air source heat pumps

Cindy Rolain closes her ECE chapter

Generator safety with an RV

Energy Matters: Powering our pollinators through solar

 

May 2019

ECE Annual Meeting celebrates the benefits of electricity

Exclusive offer for ECE members on STIHL® battery-pwered equipment

Five outdoor electrical hazards

Ask Andy: Herbicide application Q&A

Join us for Your Energy Future 101

ECE to begin pole testing

Energy Matters: We welcome your feedback

 

March/April 2019

Slam the Scam: How to protect yourself

Join us for Project GreenTouch

Change to Cycled Air program

Dave Haggberg retires after 40 years of line work

Energy Matters: Benefits of electricity


February 2019

Pine County Master Gardeners: Touchstone energy Community Award winner

SmartHub: The power of data in your hands

Out and about with SAFETY in mind

Wi-Fi thermostat rebates available

Energy Matters: The benefits and the costs of renewable energy

 

January 2019

Sweepstakes winners loved their electric ride

Tips to safely charge your electronics

Powering our pollinators by creating habitat

"Power Up" your future with a scholarship

Energy Matters with ECE President/CEO Steve Shurts - January 2019

Let us know if you have power concerns

 

December 2018

Director nominations open in districts 2,4, and 5

A cord is not a chew toy

Reducing outage minutes with vegetation management

Save time with Auto Pay

Electric vehicles attract interested members

Youth Tour makes powerful impression on local students


November 2018

Normans value the cooperative difference

How do capital credits work?

Give safety a shot when preparing for hunting

Winter bills: You can win the winter energy battle

Do you know what it costs to run your appliances?

Save money with storage water heating

Join us for Your Energy Future 101

 

October 2018

Careers in Energy: Many talents come together for a common goal

DORM SAFETY: 101 - Avoid electrical overload

Bringing Cooperative values to life with Teacher Totes

Built to serve you: October is National Co-op Month

Download printable Energy Vampire Word Search


September 2018

Electric bikes let Braham couple keep on truckin'

Avoid hazards of grain bins and power lines

Touchstone Energy Community Award


August 2018

Bringing co-op values to life with Teacher Totes

The electric vehicle advantage

Five factors to keep in mind when buying an EV

GRE sets renewable energy goal

ECE is trying to find current addresses for former members


July 2018

ECE helps remove a barrier to self-sufficiency for A Place for You

Look up before you lift: Take the right steps to safety

Eyes in the field: Line patrol helps ensure safe, reliable service

Your small change makes a big difference: Contribute to Operation Round Up today!

ECE brings lessons about electricity to local schools


June 2018

Make summer a season of fun: Choose safety


May 2018

‘Together, we are co-op strong’ is theme for ECE Annual Meeting

Air Source Heat Pump: Rebates up to $2,000 and zero-percent financing for a limited time

Leave the tune-ups to the grown-ups

Steve Wilson bids farewell to co-op career

We manage vegetation to enhance reliability, safety


March/April 2018

Energy market benefits members

Director Kaeter will treasure his co-op connections

Let SmartHub keep you in-the-know

You have a voice in your co-op

Let us know if you have power concerns

Electrial safety while working outdoors

Free Teachers Seminar - Lignite Energy Council

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