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DMEA Board of Directors Approves Rate Increase for January 2017

NOVEMBER 28, 2016 – On Tuesday, November 15, the DMEA Board of Directors approved a rate increase to take effect January 1, 2017. No changes were made from the original proposal. Two members were in attendance at the rate hearing and six members filed comment prior to the meeting. The board reviewed all comments.

DMEA Considers Feasibility of Tri-State Exit

NOVEMBER 17, 2016 – On November 2, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) and Tri-State Generation and Transmission (Tri-State) agreed to collaborate on an analysis that will determine the feasibility of DMEA withdrawing from Tri State’s membership. 

DMEA to Experience Wholesale Power Cost Increase, Proposes 2017 Rate Increase

OCTOBER 10, 2016 – In January 2017, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is set to receive a 4.3% increase in wholesale power costs from Tri-State Generation and Transmission. This increase, coupled with the need to accurately recover the cooperative’s fixed costs, has resulted in the need to increase electric rates in the New Year. 

October Marks National Cooperative Month

OCTOBER 7, 2016 – October kicks off National Cooperative Month and members of Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) are invited to celebrate during the co-op’s annual Member Appreciation Days:

Wednesday, October 26 at the Read Service Center from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Friday, October 28 at the Montrose Headquarters Office from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

DMEA Member Forums Next Week

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 – Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will hold its fall Member Forums next week at the following times:

Wednesday, September 28 at 4B’s Brewery in Cedaredge, CO from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 29 at 2 Rascals Brewery in Montrose, CO from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

DMEA Seeking Members with Unclaimed Capital Credits

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 – DMEA is looking for members and former members who have unclaimed capital credits remaining at DMEA. We have previously retired (paid back) these credits, but have been unable to locate some members due to invalid or outdated mailing addresses or death.

DMEA Inspecting Poles on Grand Mesa Next Week

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 – Beginning the week of September 19, 2016, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will be inspecting power poles on the Grand Mesa. DMEA is contracting with SBS Inspections to conduct the work.
SBS Inspections may need to enter onto members’ properties to complete the inspections. Their vehicles will be clearly marked with DMEA contractor labels. Work will begin in the northern section of DMEA’s Grand Mesa territory starting at Old Grand Mesa Road.

Toast Success with Elevate IPA at Montrose Oktoberfest

Raise your glass in a toast to Elevate Fiber, powered by DMEA, at the annual Montrose Oktoberfest. Elevate, in partnership with Revolution Brewing of Paonia, Colo., will tap their Elevate IPA – a special batch black IPA – at the event on October 1. Elevate Fiber representatives will be on hand to help pour samples of the new beer and answer questions.

Reminder to Time of Use Members

Our winter season Time of Use on-peak and off-peak will be in effect, beginning September 25, 2016 through October 6, 2016 depending on your bill cycle.

Elevate Fiber Headed to Paonia - Montrose up Next?

AUGUST 26, 2016 - Elevate Fiber—powered by DMEA—was formally announced at the 2016 DMEA Annual Meeting on June 16. The event had the largest turn out in all of DMEA’s history—DMEA sends a huge thanks to all of the members for making it such a success. During the Annual Meeting, members had the chance to learn about Elevate’s offerings, fiber technology, and had the chance to preregister for service (express interest). Not only did the event draw a huge crowd, DMEA continued to see Elevate preregistration levels surpass all internal goals set week after week.

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