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.
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.
MEC Offers Hand Up for “Stand Down”
The Tri-State Veterans Stand Down is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, at the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce and Bullhead Community Park. Michael Myers, Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council Executive Vice President, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, said the annual event is in its fourth year and offers "A Hand Up" to all Tri-State area vets, especially men and women who are homeless.
Dozens of representatives from area agencies will be in attendance, including those offering housing assistance, employment services, information for VA and Social Security benefits, vaccines for pets, as well as services affecting personal hygiene, including haircuts.
Admission is free and a giant effort is being made to locate homeless veterans who need transportation to the event. Visit www.javc.org for route schedules serving vets in Kingman, Golden Valley, Fort Mohave, Mohave Valley, Golden Shores/Topock, Laughlin and Bullhead City.
Concern for Community is one of our Cooperative Principles
(L-R) Myers accepts a $675 donation from Carlos Tejeda, Mohave Electric Cooperative
Director District 2 (a U.S. Navy veteran), Heath Barker, MEC Chief Information Officer (a U.S. Army veteran),
and Tyler Carlson, MEC Chief Executive Officer, for the 2017 Tri-State Veterans Stand Down in Bullhead City. (Photo: Paul LaVoie)
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.