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Delta-Montrose Electric Association Files with PUC Seeking Just and Reasonable Exit Charge from Tri-State

Delta-Montrose Electric Association Files with PUC Seeking Just and Reasonable Exit Charge from Tri-State

MONTROSE, Colo. —Dec. 6, 2018—Delta-Montrose Electric Association(DMEA), a member-owned and locally controlled rural electric cooperative in Montrose, Colo., today strongly reaffirmedits intent to exit membership in Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State), and has asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to exercise its statutory authorityover Tri-State as a public utility and adjudicate a just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory exit charge. 

DECK THE HALLS FOR DMEA’S HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST AND LIGHT SWAP

Delta-Montrose Electric Association has teamed up with the Montrose Daily Press to host the 2018 Holiday Lighting Contest. Open to residents in Montrose and Delta counties, the contest will award top honors to the three merriest homes on the block.

ELEVATE TV IS WORTH EXPLORING - COMING IN NOVEMBER!

Say hello to Elevate TV. No fluff channels. No haggling every month for a better “deal.” No bulky equipment or equipment rental fees. Just the channels you need, at a price that makes sense. You love it already, don’t you?

ORCHARD CITY 112 - THE WAIT IS OVER

OCTOBER 1, 2018 - Another Elevate zone in the Surface Creek area is on its way to faster connections and buffer-free streaming. Orchard City 112 hit its preregistration goal earlier this month and home installations are set to begin this week. DMEA members in this zone, plus many other live Elevate zones across the co-op’s territory, can get live service within 2 weeks of signing a service agreement.

A BRIGHT SURPRISE FOR NATIONAL CO-OP MONTH

SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 - FREE LED light bulbs for members October 1, 2018 - November 6, 2018
October is National Cooperative Month and DMEA is celebrating! Members are invited to stop in at their local DMEA office to say "Hi" and pick up a free LED bulb - limit 2 per household. DMEA will be giving out the LED bulbs beginning October 1 through November 6.

REMINDER TO OUR TIME OF USE MEMBERS

Our winter season Time of Use on-peak and off-peak will be in effect beginning September 25th, 2018 through October 6th, 2018, depending on your billing cycle.  The on-peak rate will be [$0.1630/kWh] and off-peak will be [$0.0655/kWh}, on-peak periods will run from 6:30am to 11:00am and 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Monday through Saturday (Sunday hours are all off-peak).

If you have any questions regarding Time of Use billing or would like more information about DMEA programs, please feel free to contact us at (877)687-3632.  We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

DMEA SPECIAL ELECTION SLATED FOR FALL

Members to vote on DMEA Articles of Incorporation

SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 – Members of Delta-Montrose Electric Association have an important decision to make this fall: the co-op has asked them to approve amended and restated Articles of Incorporation. The Articles of Incorporation together form the founding document of DMEA. The DMEA Board is proposing important changes to these Articles that will allow to the co-op to operate under Article 56, also called the Colorado Cooperative Act. This newer Colorado cooperative law gives DMEA more flexibility, including with financing options. DMEA turns 80 years old this year, and the board believes these proposed Articles prepare the co-op for the next 80 years.

FIRE RISK REMAINS, DMEA OPERATIONS STILL ON HIGH ALERT

JUNE 29, 2018 - With the continued dry, windy weather and soaring temperatures, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) reminds members it has put in effect its fire prevention procedures. The precautionary measures rely more heavily on fieldwork by operations personnel and less on the use of DMEA’s automated and remotely controlled equipment. While this special mode of operations greatly reduces the risk of a fire being started by electrical equipment, it does come with ramifications: power outages can last longer and affect more members.
 

ELEVATE FIBER, POWERED BY DMEA, KICKS OFF PHONE AND EMAIL SURVEY TODAY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 – DMEA’s internet subsidiary, Elevate Fiber, has hired a respected national research firm (Pivot Group) to survey members in Montrose and Delta counties over the next several weeks. Members may receive an email or a phone call from Pivot Group, and Elevate thanks you in advance for your participation.

 

DMEA on High Alert for Fire Prevention

MAY 16, 2018 – As much of the region continues to experience a bought of dry and windy weather, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) has put in effect its fire prevention procedures. The precautionary measures rely more heavily on fieldwork by operations personnel and less on the use of DMEA’s automated and remotely controlled equipment. This special mode of operations greatly reduces the risk of a fire being started by electrical equipment but does come with ramifications: DMEA members who may have grown accustomed to limited and relatively short outages, may find that power outages last longer than under normal conditions.

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