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Copper thieves have been targeting San Patricio Electric Cooperative poles over the last few weeks. About 10,000 feet of copper has been stolen from SPEC’s power poles in Live Oak County.
Increased demand could test the state’s supply
Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30th and the 2018 hurricane season is expected to be more active than average. Climatologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict the season will bring 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine reaching hurricane strength. Of those, they predict one to four of them will be a major hurricane (category 3 or higher). In an average year, there are 12 named storms.
San Patricio Electric Cooperative awarded $20,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors within its service area. A total of 10 scholarships were awarded, each worth $2,000.
The recipients for SPEC’s 2018 Scholarship Program are as follows:
In the utility business, we know rough weather will occur, and sometimes power outages simply can’t be avoided. But did you know there are steps you can take to ensure your electricity is restored as quickly and safely as possible? By keeping your contact information up to date, you can help get the power on faster and take full advantage of the services San Patricio Electric Cooperative offers.
May is National Electrical Safety Month, and San Patricio Electric Cooperative is working to raise awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety.
Hurricane season is right around the corner, and if you need to buy a few things to prepare, this weekend is a great time. April 28-30, you can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax-free. There’s no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, however, there is a limit on how much you can spend on each qualifying item.
Peace of mind for just $1 per month may sound too good to be true, but for residential members of San Patricio Electric Cooperative it’s a possibility. Our members are eligible for a discounted membership rate with HALO-Flight, a non-profit air ambulance service.
San Patricio Electric Cooperative was awarded the GE Safety Achievement Award for the third year running at Texas Electric Cooperative’s Loss Control Conference in March. SPEC is the only cooperative that has ever earned this award for three consecutive years.
Help wanted: Applicants must be comfortable working 40 feet in the air for long hours in all types of weather and dangerous conditions while providing excellent customer service.
That doesn’t sound like a job many of us would sign up for, but fortunately for San Patricio Electric Cooperative and its members, we have a team of folks who embrace that challenge—our linemen.