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With spring upon us, we want to remind you to leave tree trimming near power lines to the professionals. Trees growing in power lines, or even near them, can become energized. If you were to come into contact with a tree that was touching a power line, by trimming, touching or climbing it, it could be hazardous or even fatal.
It has been just over 2 years since San Patricio Electric Cooperative installed a solar system on the south side of our office building in Sinton. We now have 26 months of solar generation data, and have learned a lot about how well the system produces renewable electricity in our area.
Saving energy at home can be simple and free: Turn off the lights and TV when you’re not using them and lower the thermostat at night. But for a bigger impact on your electric bill, make a little bit more of an effort and invest a few bucks in energy-saving equipment.
Power outages, while inconvenient, are a fact of life. Storms, car accidents and even animals can damage power lines and cause a disruption in service. For many of us, these outages are simply a hassle, but for others, they can be life-threatening.
The deadline to apply for Youth Tour is quickly approaching. Students have until February 1 to submit their application and essay for a chance to win this all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital.
A space heater can be a great way to warm up a room without cranking up the thermostat, but using space heaters doesn’t come without risk. The heating devices can be a potential fire hazard and should always be used with caution.
Applications are now available for San Patricio Electric Cooperative’s scholarship program. The co-op will award 10 scholarships, worth $2,000 each, to the class of 2019!
What’s good for the community, is good for our cooperative. That’s because we’re part of your community. We were built by the community, and we’re made up of employees that live and work in the community. Their children go to school with your children. They coach sports teams, attend church activities and serve on school committees. They are members just like you, and like you, they want to make their hometowns stronger.
Our cooperative was built by the community 80 years ago. Today, we are still led by members of the community, owned by the community and strive to always give back to those that we serve. This business model allows us to focus on people, not profits.
Two deserving high school students will head to Washington D.C., next June on an all-expenses-paid trip, courtesy of San Patricio Electric Cooperative. Your cooperative has once again partnered with the Government in Action Youth Tour to provide this life-changing adventure for local students.