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1/17/2017

Warmer weather and falling ice may cause additional power issues:

Many miles of power line from Stockholm to Agency Village remain ice covered after the Christmas day ice storm. With warming temperatures the ice will begin to fall from the lines. As a result of falling ice, power lines often bounce and sometimes come in contact with another wire causing a momentary or prolonged outage.

During this time, Whetstone members are asked to contact our office directly if they experience an outage of more than a few minutes.

Just a reminder to never approach downed power lines and be mindful of potential hazards from falling ice.

 

Snowmobilers:
Watch for Debris from Storm Damage
 
Officials with Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative are cautioning snowmobile operators to be careful if they leave the marked trails in the area. "There is some debris from broken poles in ditches and fields in the area that had damage from the Christmas Day ice storm," warns Dave Page, general manager of WVEC.
Page notes that some clean up of debris has been done, and that crews will continue to work on the clean up as time permits. The main focus of the lineman's efforts will remain on repairing damage to the system.
If anyone has questions, they can call Jon Christensen, operations manager at WVEC, 605-432-5331

 

SmartHub

WVEC consumers can access their accounts through this website and gain valuable information including past and present payments, charges and readings, view charts and graphs of daily and monthly consumption, and view their bill and make payments through the SmartHub program. Also, save your co-op money and don't forget to check the box during SmartHub registration, if you prefer not to receive a paper bill.

Conduct Your Own Energy Audit

As costs rise, more consumers take an active role in managing their energy use. There are several resources you can use to make effective and money saving changes to reduce your energy bill. Please take a few minutes to look into the energy-efficiency tools and tips on our site as well as the products and services available to our members. Conduct your own energy audit; utilize the Energy Calculator to help you determine where you use the most energy, or go to the Conservation page and get fantastic tips that can save you money. Not interested in doing your own audit? Contact our Member Services Department for an appointment with an energy audit professional.

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