News and Events
Unclaimed Capital Credit checks 2009-2010
April 11, 2013
To all Members and Former Members of
TRI-COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
Unclaimed Capital Credits and Other Miscellaneous
Following is a list of members and former members with patronage capital credits or other miscellaneous credits available for refund in years 2009-2010, with such credits remaining unclaimed for two (2) or more years. As approved by the membership of Tri County Electric Cooperative on August 20, 1985, any patronage capital or other miscellaneous credits remaining unclaimed after a two (2) year period; and, following such period, remaining unclaimed sixty (60) days after publication of notice of names and approximate amount of credit, shall be forfeited and considered to be an irrevocable assignment to the Cooperative, and shall be allocated on a prorate basis to those who are members of the Cooperative in the year in which this notice is published. For refund of the following credits, current addresses or other information must be received at the office of the cooperative in Lancaster, Missouri by July 2, 2013.
Letter to Membership
March 29, 2013
Dear Valued Members:
In the past few weeks, Tri-County Electric Cooperative has received comments and questions from a few of our members. As always, the management of Tri-County is interested in hearing member feedback and responding to their concerns. In addition, we welcome members to stop by th eoffice to discuss questions with our management staff, should they desire to do so.
In a recent communication, a member expressed concern about the ongoing financial viability of Tri-County Electric Cooperative.
Rate increase effective January 1st, 2013
December 7, 2012
August 2, 2012
There is no doubt that it’s been hot! Not only has the weather affected crops and animals it has also taken its toll on energy use. Scorching temps engulfed much of the US during June, resulting in the warmest 12 month period the nation has experienced since national records’ began in 1895.[i] In July record temperatures were recorded in our area with 20 days of temperatures above 90 degrees and 7 of those at 100 degrees and above.[ii]
According to the National Weather Service from June 1 through July 27, 2012 the average cooling degree days were 62% above normal values.[iii] Cooling degree days determine the energy demands of air conditioning to cool your home or building.
Associated Electric Cooperative, our energy provider met a 2012 summer system usage peak on July 5th of 4,282 megawatts (MW), ranking only second to the summer peak set August 2, of 2011 at 4,441 MW. Looking ahead Associated is anticipating meeting or exceeding that peak for the remainder of the summer due to anticipated high temperatures.
A monthly comparison for Tri County Electric saw members consume 38% more kWh in July than in June of this year resulting in higher bills for the month of July. On an annual basis our members used 12% more usage in July 2012 compared to a similar time period in 2011.
Tri County Electric Cooperative wants you to stay comfortable, but can offer tips to help you control energy usage.[iv]
- Caulk and Weather Strip Door and Windows
- Set Thermostats to 78 Degrees
- Change your Air Filters
- Keep Blinds Closed During the Day
For more energy saving tips please visit our website at www.tricountyelectric.org and click on the “Take Control & Save” icon or under the “Member Services” tab for rebate and other valuable information. We are also available by phone at 1-888-457-3734 or in person at our office located at the intersection of Hwy 63 & Hwy 136 Lancaster MO.