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GCEA Cooperation Connections Card

Cooperative Connections® Card

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIPS

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Fighting winter chills?

A crackling fire in the hearth warms the house, but don't let it heat up your electric bill.

FireplaceTo cool energy costs, keep the fireplace damper closed when not in use. Caulk around the fireplace hearth. Double wood-earned warmth by lowering the thermostat setting between 50 and 55 degrees.

Learn more at EnergySaver.gov

 

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LED light bulbs are a great way to save money on your electricity bill.

LED bulb They use up to 75% less energy than old, incandescent bulbs.

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Save energy by preventing phantom loads - energy that is used by appliances and electronics even when they are turned off.

phantom loadPlug TV and stereo systems into a power strip and turn off all the peripherals with the flip of one switch.

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Where there's lint, there may be fire. A blocked dryer vent is a fire hazard at worst and an energy waste at best. Keep the vent clean to keep your driver working efficiently.

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SOLAR GARDEN BRINGS NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR GCEA MEMBERS

 

 

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DUANE VANDENBUSCH BRINGS HISTORY ALIVE AT GCEA ANNUAL MEETING

A record number of members celebrated GCEA's 75th anniversary at the 2014 Annual Meeting on June 24. Professor Duane Vandenbusch delighted the audience with stories of the hardships endured by settlers in the area.

If you missed the meeting you can pick up a complimentary copy of Lighting Our Community: A History of Gunnison County Electric Association, 1938-2013.

History Book

 

Congratulations to board members Greg Wiggins (district 1), Steve Schechter (district 4), and Paul Hudgeons (district 5) for being re-elected to another term on the GCEA Board of Directors.

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-- GCEA MEMBER ALERT --

BEWARE OF TELEPHONE SCAMS

ALERTA! (click here for Spanish translation)

Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) is warning members about a utility scam. Recently, members have reported receiving phone calls from someone posing as a GCEA representative and stating that the members' electricity will be disconnected if they do not immediately pay a delinquent bill. The GCEA imposter is calling from an 800 number.

Although GCEA representatives may contact members with delinquent bills prior to disconnect, we would only contact you during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, and NEVER on weekends. GCEA's summer business hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Thursday, and 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on alternating Fridays.

We have alerted authorities about this telephone scam and they are aware of the situation. If you have any questions, or if you are contacted by an imposter claiming to represent GCEA, please call 970-641-3520 or 970-349-5385.

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Co-ops Fight for Affordable Energy

Jo Ann Emerson

NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson called on electric cooperative leaders to forge a new legacy for the co-op movement by mobilizing 42 million members to advance the cause of reliable, affordable electricity. Read more

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WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Income qualified residents still have an opportunity to access cost-effective weatherization services at no cost thanks to GCEA's continued partnership with Tri-State, the State of Colorado, and the U.S. Dept. of Energy. FAQs

Weatherization

If you're looking to save money or create a more comfortable living environment, contact our program administrator, Housing Resources of Western Colorado at 970-241-2871, ext. 101 or visit their website.

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OUTAGE PREVENTION

The Cooperative Research Network, a service of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, is helping Colorado’s electric co-ops as well as our nation’s other co-ops introduce new technologies that will increase service reliability, decrease outage time and improve safety for line crews and the public. Read more

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RMEL SCHOLARSHIP HELPS GROW THE ELECTRIC ENERGY WORKFORCE

RMEL

 

The RMEL Foundation is currently accepting applications from baccalaureate degree seeking students as well as students entering craft or certificate programs.

Applicants must be a high school senior or college undergraduate enrolled in and pursuing an undergraduate or associate degree or entering an appropriate certificate program with the intent to enter the electric energy industry. [more]

RMEL Scholarship Application

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POWER GENERATION from renewable sources worldwide is expected to exceed natural gas and be twice that from nuclear by 2012, making renewables the second-largest source of electricity after coal. See new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) [Read more]

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CO-OP CONNECTIONS, the free membership card that gives you discounts on everyday expenses, now offers HEALTHY SAVINGS DISCOUNTS

Prescription SavingsVision Lab Work & Imaging Dental Care Chiropractic Hearing Aids

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TRI-STATE RANKS AMONG NATION'S TOP G&Ts

 

TriState Craig Station

Read more about the company that supplies your energy.

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GCEA OFFICE HOURS

 

Summer Hours: March 31, 2014 - Nov. 7, 2014:

Monday - Thursday 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Friday 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. (Closed alternate Fridays beginning April 4, 2014)

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AFTER HOURS POWER OUTAGES: Call 970-641-3520

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Our Purpose: Serving our members by providing safe, reliable energy with a strong cooperative tradition and a vision for the future.

 

GCEA fulfills its purpose by distributing electricity to its members. GCEA does not own generation facilities. We purchase power from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.