Blog

May 22nd, 2019

Support your Community with Operation Round Up

Allie Bennett, Marketing and Communications Manager

Macon Electric Cooperative has always been committed to the communities it serves. From the very beginning, Macon Electric was founded with the intention of improving the quality of life of its members. 

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May 16th, 2019

Safety Above All Else

Allie Bennett, Marketing and Communications Manager

“Safety” is a universal word that is mentioned often and used loosely. Communities large and small as well as companies across all industries are committed to safety. 

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May 1st, 2019

Electrical Safety and Spring Activities

Dan Ulhorn, Safety and Training Coordinator

It’s that time of year to start fishing and boating. Macon Lake, Long Branch, Thomas Hill, and all of your local ponds are great spots to do this type of activity. 

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April 18th, 2019

Learning about our EV

Danny Orbin, Manager of Information Services

Some may have noticed the new car Macon Electric Cooperative employees have been driving around Macon County lately. It’s the new Chevy Bolt EV. EV stands for Electric Vehicle, we like to call her Evie. 

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April 12th, 2019

Stay Conected With us!

Allie Bennett, Marketing and Communications Manager

Hey members! Did you know that there are tons of ways to stay updated on what’s happening at MEC? We know our members are all different and prefer to get their information different ways, so we try to use a variety of ways to connect with you!

Here are some of the ways that you can stay connected:

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March 28th, 2019

MEC Offers New Options for Voting at the 80th Annual Meeting

Allie Bennett, Marketing and Communications Manager

Did you know that cooperatives operate on seven guiding principles? The second of those principles is 'Democratic Member Control'

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March 6th, 2019

MEC Offers New Landlord Transfer Agreement

Mary Allspach, Office Manager

One of the big hassles for landlords with turning over an apartment from a previous tenant to a future tenant is what happens to the utilities in the meantime.

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February 21st, 2019

Common Energy Myths

Allie Bennett, Marketing and Communication Manager

Are you interested in saving energy to lower your electric bill, but confused about new technology and information available to help you do so? 

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January 28th, 2019

Do we owe you money?

Mary Allspach, Office Manager

Recently, MEC has updated our unclaimed capital credit listing to include all of the currently unclaimed monies and the names associated with the accounts when they became inactive. 

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January 22nd, 2019

Save energy and money with geothermal

Allie Foster, Marketing and Communications Manager

Did you know that just a few feet underground is a free, clean and endless renewable source of heat? Let’s have a little science review…

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December 10th, 2018

Refund Applied To December Electric Bill

By: Todd Schroeder, General Manager/CEO

As a not-for-profit business, MEC exists to provide reliable electricity to our members, not to make a profit. You are our owners and our stakeholders, therefore, when we are successful, so are you.

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December 5th, 2018

You own us!

Allie Foster, Marketing and Communications Manager

Electric cooperatives are not like other utilities. You, our member, own a portion of the business. Many people associate ownership with money; and that is no different with your ownership of the co-op. As a member, a portion of what you pay on your electric bill is returned to you. This is called capital credits.

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November 2nd, 2018

Giving back to our communities, helping youth achieve their goals

Allie Foster, Marketing and Communications Manager

Did you know that electric cooperatives nationwide operate on seven core principles? The seventh of those principles is concern for community and this principle is one of the basic foundations on which Macon Electric Cooperative stands.

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September 6th, 2018

Understanding Home Energy Users: The Top Five

Allie Foster, Marketing and Communications Manager

While most homeowners would like to be more energy efficient and save money, sometimes it can feel very overwhelming. How can you use less energy and lower your utility bills? To help jump-start your effort, it’s useful to know the top energy users in your home.

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August 20th, 2018

AVOID DEPOSITS! AVOID LATE FEES! AVOID MONTHLY BILLS!

Mary Allspach, Office Manager

As a new member, are you interested in avoiding paying a security deposit, any late fees, and a monthly bill?

As a current member, are you interested in having your existing deposit refunded to your account and avoiding any late fees, as well as your monthly bill?

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August 17th, 2018

Improving Outage Restoration

Danny Orbin, Manager of Technical Services

Let’s talk about outages. We all know, living in the central part of this great country, that Missouri is going to see its share of spring storms, as well as winter weather. We also know that, sometimes, during this time our power is going to go out. 

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August 16th, 2018

An Energy Audit Can Save You Energy and Money

Allie Foster, Marketing and Communications Manager

The word “audit” can seem very scary to some people. Most of the time, an audit means that someone is coming in to poke around your stuff just to find out what you’re doing wrong. Then, they always seem to want your money in order to fix what they have found.

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July 31st, 2018

Clearing for Reliability: A ‘Members First’ Approach

Todd Schroeder, General Manager/CEO

A right of way (ROW) refers to a strip of land underneath or around power lines that your electric cooperative has the right and responsibility to maintain and clear. 

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July 16th, 2018

MEC Members, Join us for YOUR Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 14

Todd Schroeder, General Manager/CEO

The time is drawing near for Macon Electric Cooperative’s 79th Annual Meeting of members. At MEC, we always look forward to our annual meeting, because it is a time to thank our members for being an integral part of our cooperative. 

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July 6th, 2018

Have you heard of SmartHub?

Allie Foster, Marketing and Communications Manager

We don’t call it SmartHub for nothing! You can electronically pay your bill, report an outage, and much more straight from your smart phone! If you aren’t utilizing SmartHub, here are the features you’re missing out on!

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June 26th, 2018

The Co-op Connections Card Saves you Money!

Allie Foster, Marketing and Communications Manager

At Macon Electric Cooperative, we are dedicated to making sure that you receive your electricity at a price that you can your family can afford

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