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Time to Transition from Time-of-Use to Residential Rate

Beginning April 25, 2016, DMEA members on the optional residential time-of-use rate will revert back to the standard residential rate of $0.10320 per kWh. This will remain in effect until September 2016.

Public Invited to The Morning Buzz with DMEA

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 April, DMEA will host events in Olathe and Cedaredge.

Progress Continues on DMEA’s Fiber-to-the-Premises Business

In March, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) announced Phase I of its fiber-to-the-premises broadband company. Paonia, Orchard City, and South Montrose were identified as the zones to be targeted first. Specific details about the exact locations these areas will include are not yet available.

Petitions for Candidacy for DMEA Board of Directors Available Monday, March 28

On Monday, March 28, 2016, self-nomination petitions for the 2016 Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) Board of Directors election will be available to the public.

Each year, DMEA members are responsible for voting for three representatives to serve on the co-op’s board of directors. This year, the board seats for District 3, District 4, and the South Region are up for election. Currently, the following members hold these seats:

Vehicle Collision with Power Pole Causes Outage

As of 3:56 pm power has been restored to the approximately 1,151 Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) members in the Delta area who experienced an outage beginning at approximately 2:16 pm. The outage was due to a vehicle collision with a DMEA power pole. 

DMEA Announces Phase I of Fiber-to-the-Premises

South Montrose, Paonia, Orchard City Slated First

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will kick off its much anticipated fiber-to-the-premise business this month. The first three areas set to receive quality high-speed internet services through DMEA are south Montrose, Paonia, and Orchard City. By mid May, DMEA plans to offer members in these areas an opportunity to start signing up for service. 

Notice of Proposed Change in Tariffs

You are hereby notified that Delta-Montrose Electric Association proposes to make the following changes in its tariffs/fees, to become effective April 1, 2016. Delta-Montrose Electric Association proposes changes to Tariff #4 Industrial-Distribution Voltage – 12KV and Tariff #5A Industrial-Transmission Voltage 46KV and 115KV, the elimination of Tariff #5B Optional Industrial Time-of-Use, and the addition of Tariff #18B Agriculture Irrigation Time-of-Use and Tariff #21 Generating Facilities to the Association’s rates.

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.


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