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We still have a lot of hot summer weather ahead, so there is time to save energy while maintaining comfort. Here are some quick tips:

Home Humidity - Monitor your home's relative humidity in the summer. If it consistently stays in the 60 percent range or higher, ask your HVAC technician about lowering your central air conditioning unit's indoor fan speed. 

Members always ask what they can do to save money on their electric bill without spending a fortune. There are some common sense approaches like shutting off lights when you leave the room, and generally, turning off what you really don't need, especially when you are leaving the house for an extended period of time. These sound so simple, but try them and see the savings add up.


PARKER, Pa., July 11, 2016 -  Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) Saxonburg substation will be taken out of service Saturday, July 16 from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., with an inclement weather date of Saturday, July 23 to allow our power supplier, West Penn Power, to replace their equipment damaged in one of their outages. CEC thanks members for their patience during this time.

Grilling season is underway and some of you may have sadly found that your trusty (but rusty) old grill needs replaced after heavy use. An electric grill is a great replacement option that you may not have considered. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of electric grills compared to propane and charcoal outdoor grills.


PARKER, Pa., July 5, 2016 - Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) invites members to attend its annual meeting Friday, Aug. 26, at Whitehall Camp & Conference Center in Emlenton. Members will elect cooperative board members from Butler and Clarion counties, learn what is happening in the electric industry and enjoy great entertainment and food.

Registration will open at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Peak Alert Season officially began June 1 and runs through September 30. Members are asked to be proactive in reducing electric demand on hot, humid weekdays. Future electric costs can be stabilized by purchasing less power when it is expensive. Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) announces Peak Alerts on the Forever Broadcasting Stations in the Oil City/Franklin area (WGYI 98.5 FM, WHMJ 99.3 FM and WUZZ 107.7 FM. Not every member can receive these stations due to their location.

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is reminding area teachers to apply for its 2016 Bright Ideas teacher grant program that helps fund innovative, energy-related learning projects. Teachers, K-12, from all schools within Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Forest and Venango counties are eligible. Schools do not need to receive service from CEC. Home school teachers are welcome. The maximum teacher grant will be $1,000 per award period.

If purchasing a window air conditioner is on your "to-do" list, you may ask what size is needed to do the job. Here is a simple calculation to help answer the question.


Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC) goal is to provide continual power. But storms, trees, wildlife and other factors outside of our control create occasional power outages.

Portable emergency generators can economically provide enough power to meet essential needs during these rare occasions. 



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