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DMEA Seeks Nominees to Fill Charitable Trust Vacancies

Delta-Montrose Electric Association’s Operation Round Up Charitable Trust is seeking to fill two upcoming vacancies for their District #3 and North Region trustee positions. Trustees serve three-year terms and are limited to a total of four terms. They are responsible for distributing donations from the funds collected through DMEA’s Operation Round Up program.

DMEA Opposes Effort to Limit Local Renewables

Yesterday DMEA learned that its wholesale power supplier, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, filed a legal action that threatens DMEA's efforts to bring renewable generation -- and the possibility of tremendous economic development -- to DMEA's service territory. Tri-State's February 17 filing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Washington, D.C., asks FERC to approve a rate penalty on utilities like DMEA when they purchase electricity from local renewable generation projects. 

DMEA Energy Efficiency Programs Help you Save

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) has launched its 2016 energy efficiency and conservation programs, all designed to help members reduce their energy consumption and lower their bills. This year’s offerings include the popular ENERGY STAR appliance rebates, plus incentives for the rapidly expanding technology of LED lighting.

Public Invited to The Morning Buzz with DMEA

Co-op hosts coffee meetings in North Fork area before work for busy members.

Delta County, COLO – Delta Montrose Electric Association is inviting members to its newest member outreach program, the Morning Buzz. In an effort to be accessible to their members and provide a convenient way for members to ask questions, the co-op will hold morning coffee meetings at local coffee shops throughout their service territory. In March, DMEA will host events in Crawford and Paonia

Deadline Approaching for DMEA Scholarships

$22,000 Available for Local Students
The deadline to apply for a Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) scholarship is quickly approaching. High school students and continuing education students whose parents or guardians are members of DMEA are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be dependents of a DMEA member and planning to enroll, or be enrolled, full-time in an accredited college, university, or vocational school. Applications are available online at www.dmea.com. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 29, 2016. 

Public Invited to The Morning Buzz with DMEA

MONTROSE, COLO – Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is inviting members to its newest member outreach program, the Morning Buzz. In an effort to be accessible to their members and provide a convenient way for members to ask questions, the co-op will hold morning coffee meetings at local coffee shops throughout their service territory. In February, DMEA will host events in Montrose. 

DMEA Board of Directors Votes to Move Forward as Broadband Service Provider

Yesterday, the Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to proceed with a fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) business in order to bring reliable broadband internet service to the citizens and businesses in Montrose and Delta counties. The DMEA board approved a phased deployment, which will begin with an initial pilot phase. Work on the development of the pilot phase begins immediately. This first phase is an important milestone for the cooperative, and will be used to prove the business model and test assumptions, such as take-rate.

Montrose Recreation District Using DMEA Capital Credit Return for Scholarships

In 1956, Montrose area citizens banded together for the purpose of creating a special district to build and operate a summer swimming pool. By majority vote, the Montrose Recreation District was founded. A seven-member board of directors governs the district, setting policies, reviewing financial statements, and setting the district’s strategic goals. It’s a story not unlike that of Delta-Montrose Electric Association’s (DMEA): people working together for the common good. 

Russell Stover Earns $95,000 Capital Credit Retirement

For more than 40 years Russell Stover has been satisfying the sweet tooths of the Uncompahgre Valley. Last week, the candy manufacturer received a treat of their own when Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) presented them with a $95,858.25 capital credit retirement check.

Hotchkiss Meats Experiences the Cooperative Difference, Receives Capital Credit Retirement

Although officially incorporated as a business in 1983, Hotchkiss Meats has been processing local livestock and game in the North Fork Valley for more than 50 years. The family-owned business has been passed down through the generations and is now owned and operated by Terry and Pam Neville.

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