No matter your job, a business owner lives in your house: you! As a member of your local electric cooperative, you are actually an owner (a member-consumer) of the organization! Electric cooperatives sprang up across the U.S. in the 1930s as towns and cities across the nation gained access to electricity. The Rural Electrification Act… Continue reading.
Electric vehicle owner Laura Matney giggled while glancing at goods when visiting a gas station convenience store. Matney, the marketing manager for Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA) and a Power Moves® team member, traveled with her family from Indiana to Sarasota, Florida, in their electric Tesla Model 3. It was Matney’s longest journey in an… Continue reading.
Your high-speed internet connection can hook you up with savings — on your heating and cooling costs. As more people gain access to broadband internet connections, they may consider upgrading to a Wi-Fi thermostat. Fortunately, your local electric cooperative offers a $45 rebate for qualifying Wi-Fi thermostat upgrades. And beyond the rebate, a Wi-Fi thermostat… Continue reading.
Nearly everyone has experienced the dreaded crash of thunder before the lights go out — and the relief once the lights come back on. In the darkness, what could be missed is the dedication, effort and energy from the lineworkers who are busily braving the elements to return power to your day. You have likely… Continue reading.
In addition to bringing you pleasure, your garden can help save you energy — or even provide you energy if you grow a vegetable garden. Smart planning in advance can help you create an energy-efficient garden that will last all season long. Take advantage of rain barrels A rain barrel can save you a significant… Continue reading.
Icicles dangling from your home’s gutters may be a sign that problems are about to gush in. Many people think of icicles as one of winter’s picturesque images. If your roof faces the south, you may even see icicles forming during the day as the sun melts the snow. Yet icicles elsewhere on the roof, or… Continue reading.
This holiday season, while preparing for the fun that comes from the enjoyable winter holidays, you also can prepare for the higher bills caused by the wastes of energy past, present, and future. By overcoming these energy phantoms, you can make amends for past wasted energy and prevent them from taking more from your wallet… Continue reading.
This October, you should be treated by ghoulish figures visiting on Halloween — not tricked by unexpectedly high energy costs. Every fall, people enjoy the milder temperatures while preparing for the coming Midwestern winter. Make sure you’re treating yourself to energy savings by making the right upgrades. Even small home improvements can lead to long-term… Continue reading.
Co-op members building their “forever” homes enjoy choosing new home options — from flooring to cabinets to paint colors. Those members can also work with their local electric cooperative to build a Power Moves® Home. Houses built to the Power Moves Home standard are on average at least 20% more energy efficient than a traditional… Continue reading.
Buses steadily starting and stopping along subdivision streets signal the start of the season’s school day schedules. As teens settle back into the school year, they’re also getting used to their afterschool routines: fall sports, homework or part-time jobs. Regardless of when teenagers arrive home, there are steps they can take to minimize their electricity… Continue reading.
With the hot humid temperatures during the long daylight hours as kids are out of school, it may seem difficult to keep your cool at home this summer – literally and figuratively. Yet in the literal sense, keeping your cool indoors could really pay off by keeping more green in your wallet. Fortunately, there are… Continue reading.