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Extreme cold causes higher energy bills

TCEC outlines factors impacting electric bills

Regardless of the fuel used to heat your home or business – natural gas, electricity or propane – you likely used more of it due to unusually cold temperatures last month. The result is a higher bill for that usage.

Factors that may influence your electric bill during extreme cold include:

Safety a priority in unplanned outage

TCEC takes major outage to prevent wildfire

To prevent the possibility of a wildfire, TCEC took an unplanned outage in the towns of Beaver and Forgan and surrounding areas the afternoon of Sunday, February 18. About 1,900 meters were without power from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. while repairs to were made to the system.

 

 

 

TCEC Pole Inspection

Members in Cimarron County will see pole inspection activity approximately 7 miles east and west of Griggs from the Texas State line north to Highway 56. It will take approximately 60 days to inspect the poles. Pole inspection contractors will have ‘TCEC Contractor’ displayed on vehicles. ATV’s are used to travel pole to pole and to transport supplies used to inspect poles.

Published February 2, 2018

Lower temps = higher energy use

Lower temperatures equate to higher energy use this time of year. The below chart is taken from SmartHub and illustrates the correlation between temperature and energy use. If your bill is higher than usual, call us to discuss ways to save. A member service representative can offer resources on saving energy. They can help you evaluate payment options like Pay As You Go, Levelized and AutoPay. A representative can also help you sign up for SmartHub to keep tabs on your energy use during the month - before it's billed.

Co-op Connections: H&R Block - Guymon Office

Members who show their Co-op Connections Card at H&R Block in Guymon will receive $15 off tax preparation OR first month free for all payroll services.

H&R BlockAs a TCEC member, the H&R Block office in Guymon offers you a place to walk in and ask for help with taxes or other financial matters. You can also make an appointment online at www.hrblock.com to discuss having a Tax Pro help you with any of the below services:

Member Matters: Reliability

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Keep Your Info Current

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Slam the door on scams

Avoid being fooled by utility company imposters. You may get a call saying your electric bill is past due. The caller ID says TCEC or Tri-County Electric and has the cooperative's actual phone number. If this happens to you, arm yourself with a few precautions.

 

 

Published January 29, 2018

Unusually cold temps and heat pumps

Expect higher energy use if your home uses a heat pump

Brrrr. It’s cold out there.

Our area had an extreme cold snap for several days after Christmas through the new year. The average temperature was 11 degrees on December 26 and remained low on the 27th. It rose for a couple days then dipped again from December 30 through January 2. January temperatures remained cold averaging 33 degrees and dropping down into the single digits.

Co-ops contribute to YMCA

PTCI and TCEC jointly donate $5,000 to YMCA

“We build people.”

The spirit of hope and community captured by the slogan is strong at the Texas County Family YMCA. The nonprofit is more than just a gym. It is a community with something for everyone in your family. That’s why two local cooperatives, PTCI and TCEC, come together annually to donate $5,000 to the organization’s annual fundraising campaign.

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