East Central Energy

October is Cooperative Month, the focal point of the 2012 International Year of the Cooperative. Globally, these community-focused businesses generate millions of jobs. East Central Energy (ECE) is one of more than 900 electric cooperatives in the United States. Its 57,000 member-owners are served by 162 employees. They all play a role in delivering safe, [...]

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Sara Tomlinson and Sam De Gregoire will represent East Central Energy (ECE) on the 2012 Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Sara, a junior at Braham Area High School, is the daughter of Dave and Kathy Tomlinson of Braham. Sam is the son of Janice and Sherman Sandberg of Ogilvie. He is an 11th [...]

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East Central Energy (ECE) members’ monthly donations to Operation Round Up® (ORU) recently helped 11 local organizations meet their program needs. More than $20,800 was dispersed when the ORU Trust Board met in April to review grant applications. The Trust Board is made up of members who are appointed by the ECE Board of Directors [...]

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Hundreds of East Central Energy (ECE) members joined their cooperative to open the next chapter in its dynamic history at the 76th annual meeting Saturday, April 14. Members, families and friends gathered at Rush City High School for the opportunity to get better acquainted with their cooperative. The Pine County Dairy Princesses and students from [...]

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East Central Energy (ECE) members will see an adjustment to their rates and the cost of basic service on their electric bill due in April. The ECE Board of Directors approved the rate adjustment after reviewing staff recommendations and the results of a cost of service study conducted by independent rate analysts. The adjustment, implemented [...]

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East Central Energy (ECE) members helped provide emergency heating assistance to seniors and struggling families recently with their donations to the Operation Round Up® (ORU) Trust. An ORU grant of $12,500 to the Salvation Army’s HeatShare program will help up to 55 households in ECE’s service territory keep the heat on this winter. HeatShare is [...]

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East Central Energy (ECE) members will see a benefit of ownership in their cooperative when their 2011 Capital Credits refund is applied to their account. The ECE Board of Directors recently announced that the co-op is returning over $1.1 million to members this fall in the form of Capital Credits refunds. Eligible members will see [...]

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