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Welcome to Central Electric Cooperative


Fred Terwilliger has been promoted to assistant general manager/chief operating officer for Central Electric Cooperative (CEC), located in Parker.

Fred holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from Grove City College.

After graduation, Fred began his career at CEC in 1989 as an assistant staking engineer. He progressed through the positions of system engineer, manager of engineering, and director of engineer and operations. 

In 2016, Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) continued providing safe, reliable electricity at a reasonable cost to its member-owners, was committed to the communities it serves, and dedicated to the Cooperative Difference.


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Most energy experts highly recommend sealing homes as airtight as possible. But we can over seal our homes and make them unsafe. So what is a person to do? Here are some ideas to help members understand this dilemma. 


The following topic suggestion was submitted by Bruce Tomcik, seasonal member from the Tionesta area. A special thank you to Bruce.

Indoor home humidity moisture levels are usually more of a concern to homeowners in the summer when the air can make it feel clingy and sticky. But low winter humidity is of equal concern. 


Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) believes tomorrow's leaders are today's youth and is again proudly sponsoring a group of high school juniors to attend Youth Tour 2017 from June 11-16.

CEC is excited to announce that our rebate program resumes Jan. 1, 2017. Qualifying appliances must be verified as Energy Star. 


Qualifying Appliances

Rebates are available for the following appliances:

  • Refrigerators $100
  • Freezers $50
  • Clothes washers $50
  • Dishwashers $25
  • Dehumidifiers $25
  • Window air conditioners $25


The Christmas holiday means that children are home from school or college. It is a great time to teach about saving energy. Here are a few ideas from Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) to get you started.


Use Power Strips

Younger adults at home means more electronic device use (laptop computers, gaming systems, chargers, etc.). Encourage them to use power strips that can be turned off when devices are not in use.


The Christmas giving spirit is reaching a crescendo as we busily purchase those last minute items. Most of us spend more than we intended, making it a season of "red" for our check books. Here are a few ideas to help save on your energy costs so you have a little "green" when your January electric bill rolls around.


Some people like a cold bedroom. If you are not one of them, it can be somewhat expensive to use an electric space heater all night (about $25 to $30 a month). Why not consider an electric blanket as an option. At about 50watts per hour a person, members can stay warm for about $1.30 a month.


Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is searching for a veteran from its service territory to nominate for the No Barriers Program. This program sponsors expeditions that mentally and physically challenges rural veterans on outdoor expeditions through mountaineering, rafting and rock climbing. Fifty veterans will participate in the 2017 program, at no cost to them. Veterans must have VA disability ratings to qualify. 



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January 2017: Welcome to 2017, Good Neighbor Scholarship, Appliance Rebates, Youth Tour 2017, Winter Safety Tips: Slips, Trips & Falls, Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup Recipe. read this issue »

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