CFL Charlie and LED Lucy say...
"Spring" into Energy Efficiency!
This spring, make some changes inside your home for better comfort and efficiency.
~ Schedule a tune-up of your heating and cooling system.
~ For better air flow, clean the coils under your refrigerator.
~ Make sure your ceiling fan blades are rotating correctly.
(counterclockwise in summer -- clockwise in winter)
~ Make a habit of unplugging any power supply adapters that are not in use.
~ Change incandescent light bulbs to LED bulbs.
(check store displays to determine light temperature, i.e. - warm and cool lighting)
~ Consider lowering the temperature on your water heater, or turning it off altogether.
WCS Community Grant Funding Opportunity for Charitable Groups
Mohave Electric Cooperative has formed a committee of community leaders to disburse unclaimed funds from the Western Competitive Solutions fund, which totals approximately $165,000. The intent is to award and distribute funding to various community and non-profit organizations; government agencies and schools are not eligible. Favorable consideration will be given to grant proposals from those groups who demonstrate sustainable projects with a direct benefit to a significant number of members served by MEC.
The deadline to submit applications has passed. Thank you to all of the community organizations who applied.
Notification of grant status will be received by Friday, May 19, 2017.
MEC and Constellation Complete 13.8 Megawatt Solar Project
Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation and a leading competitive retail energy supplier, announced the completion of a 13.8-megawatt (DC) solar generation project in Fort Mohave. The ground-mounted solar power system is located across 84 acres and fitted with a state-of-the-art single-axis tracking system that enables the system to remain at an optimal angle to the sun throughout the day, maximizing energy output. (Watch the Video - courtesy Constellation)
“This project offers us a cost effective way to incorporate more renewable power into our purchased power portfolio,” said Tyler Carlson, MEC’s Chief Executive Officer. (read more. . .)
Solar Project Dedication Ceremony (click photo to enlarge)
Tyler Carlson (center, left), Mohave Electric Cooperative Chief Executive Officer and Brendon Quinlivan (center, right),
Constellation Executive Director of Distributed Energy Origination are joined by MEC Board of Directors,
MEC employees and Constellation employees as they prepare to cut the ribbon and dedicate the Mohave
Sunrise Solar II Project on Wednesday, January 18.
Mohave Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting Highlights...
Mohave Electric held its Annual Meeting for members at River Valley High School in Mohave Valley on Friday, June 10, 2016.
More than 300 members and guests attended the Annual Meeting, which highlighted MEC’s 70th Anniversary.
The event saw the attendance of U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, Arizona State Representative Sonny Borrelli, former Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward, and former Bullhead City Councilman Sam Medrano.
To learn more about the history of Mohave Electric Cooperative and the 2016 Annual Meeting, click here.