Dramatic changes are transforming all aspects of the energy industry. Interest in renewable energy is at an all-time high, and ultimately consumers want greater control over their energy use and payment methods. The prevalence of smart-phone apps and “smart” technology for the home is increasing, and consumers and businesses are showing greater interest in electric vehicles. There’s no denying it: electric utilities will have to make changes to the way they provide energy to accommodate these trends. Luckily, WFEC is uniquely positioned to meet these changing energy needs because we are a cooperative.
Co-ops are community-led.
October is National Co-op Month, which is the perfect time to highlight the many ways electric cooperatives are unique. Cooperatives are locally governed, looking out for the long-term needs of our members.
Electric cooperatives belong to the communities they serve. This heightened community focus allows us
to quickly adapt to evolving consumer expectations. Our closeness to the community ensures a better response to these needs because we are led by the people that we serve.
Co-ops are a catalyst for good.
Electric co-ops, like WFEC, are a catalyst for good in their communities. Co-ops engage their members to do things that might otherwise be impossible or difficult, like more than 80 years ago when electric co-ops brought power to our area when other utilities did not find it economically feasible.
Cooperatives exist to meet a need that was previously unmet in the community, and we are ever striving to anticipate and plan for the future needs of our members. 102005002
The co-op business model is unique. It is pragmatic, mission-oriented and puts people first. Co-ops strive to be a trusted voice in their communities. Co-ops have earned that trust because, while not perfect, we always have our members’ best interest at heart and are determined to enrich the lives of those living and working in the communities we serve––now and in the future.
Energy Efficiency Tip
Choose wisely when replacing incandescent bulbs from recessed light fixtures. Heat buildup can shorten the life of spiral CFLs.