Ten years ago, electric vehicles seemed so futuristic. But these days, EVs are becoming a common sight on our roadways. Consumers have more choices than ever when it comes to driving electric as manufacturers meet the growing demand for EVs with many new models, extended mileage ranges and great price points.
Farmers' Electric Members may buy 100 Kilowatt Hour blocks of electricity from renewable sources and must commit to buying the power for one year. Because renewable energy is more expensive, Members wishing to purchase blocks of renewable energy will be charged the additional premium cost, based on the amount of renewable power they buy. Only those Members wishing to buy renewable energy blocks will be charged the additional cost.
Farmers’ Electric Cooperative completed the installation of a 9.75 kW/DC, ground-mount solar array located behind the business office in Chillicothe in August 2018. The demonstration project positions the Cooperative as a direct source of information about this developing form of renewable energy for both our employees and our Members.
The Cooperative can provide Members on the registry with:
(1) Advance notice of planned power disruptions for maintenance
(2) Information to help make decisions regarding their health and comfort
(3) Help caregivers evaluate the need to evacuate to a shelter or other accommodations if there is an extended outage
Take care when using your generator.
Know your generator! Read all the information on installation, safety, and maintenance, and follow the instructions regarding maintenance and testing.
The easiest safe way to temporarily connect a portable generator to a refrigerator or other small appliance is to simply run an extension cord of adequate size between the generator and the appliance. Above all, do not try to use a "cheater" or modified extension cord to plug a generator directly into a wall receptacle.