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DMEA Issues First Variable Speed Drive Rebate

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) recently issued the first variable speed drive rebate in the cooperative’s history. Randy Meaker of Montrose installed a 50-horsepower variable speed drive pump on his irrigation system, which resulted in a $2,350 rebate from DMEA. For Meaker, the rebate was just icing on the cake when compared to the environmental benefits he hopes to achieve.

DMEA November Member Forums Focus on Efficiency

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will host two member forums next month that will highlight the co-op’s programs and services designed to help members reduce their energy use. The forums are scheduled for Monday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. at Orchard City Town Hall, 9661 2100 Road, Austin, CO, and Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. at Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, 175 N. 1stStreet, Hotchkiss, CO. Free dessert and refreshments will be served. All members who attend will receive a $10 bill credit.

DMEA Accepting Applications for Summer Youth Leadership Programs

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is accepting applications for their 2016 summer youth leadership programs. DMEA will sponsor one student to attend the National Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. and three students to attend the Colorado Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp near Steamboat Springs, CO. Each program is all-expenses-paid.

Centennial 8th Graders Get Crash Course in Hydropower

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) welcomed 200 eighth grade students from Centennial Middle School to the South Canal hydroelectric power plant on October 15, 2015. The field trip capped off a lesson in hydroelectric generation, bringing the textbook to life.

Winter Season Hours in Effect for time-of-use rate Sept. 25

The winter season schedule for on-peak and off-peak hours for DMEA's time-of-use rate will be in effect beginning September 25, 2015. Depending on your billing cycle, your winter season hours may not take effect until October 6, 2015.

Member Appreciation Days

In celebration of National Cooperative Month, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is holding its annual Member Appreciation Days on October 7 and 8. The co-op will host public open houses at their offices in Montrose and Read. The event includes complimentary coffee, apple cider, freshly baked treats, snacks, and a collectible DMEA ceramic mug.

Notice to Change of Tariffs/Fees

You are hereby notified that Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) proposes to make the following changes to its tariffs, to become effective January 1, 2016.

DMEA helps restock freezer at Sharing Ministries

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) donated 320lb of pork and lamb to Sharing Ministries of Montrose. Each year DMEA supports the community by participating in the Montrose County Fair 4H Livestock Sale. This year, DMEA’s Board of Directors chose to extend the impact of the co-op’s auction purchase by donating the meat from the sale to the local food pantry. DMEA purchased two lambs and two hogs at this year’s auction.

DMEA Secures $100,000 in Assistance Funds From Energy Outreach Colorado

Energy Outreach Colorado has committed $100,000 to Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) to help members with past due balances make the transition from a traditional account to the co-op’s new prepay program, My Choice.

Energy Outreach Colorado funds are available for members to help reduce past due balances when signing up for My Choice. The money can also be used to cover the cost of a My Choice in-home display. The in-home display provides daily consumption information and account balance alerts.

DMEA to Host Efficiency Workshop for Irrigators, Dairy Producers on August 7

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), in collaboration with the Colorado Energy Office, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, is hosting an energy efficiency workshop for local irrigators and dairy producers next week. The workshop will be held Friday, August 7, 12:00 noon at DMEA’s Montrose Headquarters Office. A light lunch will be provided.


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