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Summer energy efficiency tipsSummer energy efficiency tips

Summer energy efficiency tips

June 22, 2022, Lauren Dublin

Save on your electric bill this summer with these energy-saving tips!

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Region’s electric grid faces possible risks this summerRegion’s electric grid faces possible risks this summer

Region’s electric grid faces possible risks this summer

June 16, 2022, Tim Sullivan

“Midwest, including Minnesota, at greater risk for rolling blackouts this summer”   – Star Tribune, May 14, 2022.  You may have seen headlines (like the one above) about the increased risk of rolling blackouts this summer. So, what are we to make of them?

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Charging your electric vehicle has never been easierCharging your electric vehicle has never been easier

Charging your electric vehicle has never been easier

May 9, 2022, Guest Blogger

Receive up to $1,000 in rebates when you purchase a charging station and join the EV Storage Charge Program.

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Wright-Hennepin Board of Directors enacts special $3.5 million capital credit retirementWright-Hennepin Board of Directors enacts special $3.5 million capital credit retirement

Wright-Hennepin Board of Directors enacts special $3.5 million capital credit retirement

April 14, 2022, Heather Reinhart

A special capital credit retirement of $3.5 million will be returned to WH members in mid-April as the result of margins being more favorable than budget from 2021 electric operations.

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Celebrating WH’s lineworkersCelebrating WH’s lineworkers

Celebrating WH’s lineworkers

April 6, 2022, Jeph Novak

April is Lineworker Appreciation Month. Wright-Hennepin’s (WH) lineworkers work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep your lights on and help bring power to the 57,500 accounts in our territory.

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Electricity remains a good valueElectricity remains a good value

Electricity remains a good value

March 2, 2022, Jeph Novak

Electricity remains a good value. Wright-Hennepin (WH) works hard to keep costs low and pass the savings onto you, our member-owners, through low rates, capital credits and Energy-Saving Programs.

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Be safe around electricityBe safe around electricity

Be safe around electricity

February 7, 2022, Jeph Novak

Take some time to remind yourself, your children and your family of these important electrical safety tips.

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Wright-Hennepin in national electric vehicle spotlightWright-Hennepin in national electric vehicle spotlight

Wright-Hennepin in national electric vehicle spotlight

January 25, 2022, Jeph Novak

Wright-Hennepin (WH) has been featured in a number of national spotlights about electric vehicles (EVs) in 2022 so far. 

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Drive your EV year-roundDrive your EV year-round

Drive your EV year-round

January 5, 2022, Jeph Novak

Minnesota experiences all kinds of weather, from sub-zero temperatures in the winter to hot and humid summer days. Luckily, driving an electric vehicle (EV) isn’t just for certain seasons.

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Capital credits 101Capital credits 101

Capital credits 101

December 15, 2021, Jeph Novak

What exactly are capital credits? Who gets them, and how are they calculated? These are common questions for new and long-tenured members of Wright-Hennepin (WH), and we are here to answer them!

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Electric vehicle trends to look forward to in 2022 and beyondElectric vehicle trends to look forward to in 2022 and beyond

Electric vehicle trends to look forward to in 2022 and beyond

November 24, 2021, Jeph Novak

As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to evolve and progress, new vehicles, batteries and technologies are constantly developing and becoming available.

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Snowbird Preparation: how to keep your Off-Peak heating rateSnowbird Preparation: how to keep your Off-Peak heating rate

Snowbird Preparation: how to keep your Off-Peak heating rate

November 9, 2021, Nathan Karels

As the days get colder, some of us go south for the winter. How do we winterize our homes if we have Energy Saving Programs (Off-Peak) installed? 

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Wright-Hennepin hosts Fall Festival to celebrate National Co-op MonthWright-Hennepin hosts Fall Festival to celebrate National Co-op Month

Wright-Hennepin hosts Fall Festival to celebrate National Co-op Month

November 4, 2021, Jeph Novak

To celebrate National Co-op Month in October, WH hosted its annual Fall Festival complete with pumpkin decorating, a magician and more!

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Celebrating co-ops and the communityCelebrating co-ops and the community

Celebrating co-ops and the community

October 11, 2021, Jeph Novak

October is National Co-op Month, and Wright-Hennepin (WH) is excited to celebrate with the community.

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Fire safety tips for you and your familyFire safety tips for you and your family

Fire safety tips for you and your family

October 7, 2021, Jeph Novak

October is fire safety month, and Wright-Hennepin (WH) would like to share some safety tips to prevent electrical fires in your home.

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Scam AlertScam Alert

Scam Alert

September 14, 2021, Guest Blogger

Notice: Some WH members have received scam emails requesting immediate payment.

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From wagons to Cybertrucks: How electric vehicles have evolvedFrom wagons to Cybertrucks: How electric vehicles have evolved

From wagons to Cybertrucks: How electric vehicles have evolved

September 7, 2021, Jeph Novak

Electric vehicles (EVs) are anything but a modern invention. While they have picked up a lot of popularity and news in recent years, EVs have been around for over 130 years!

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Join our electric vehicle (EV) pilot study!Join our electric vehicle (EV) pilot study!

Join our electric vehicle (EV) pilot study!

August 23, 2021, Jeph Novak

Wright-Hennepin (WH) is seeking 25 participants for our electric vehicle (EV) subscription program pilot study beginning in September.

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Utility pole inspections begin in SeptemberUtility pole inspections begin in September

Utility pole inspections begin in September

August 9, 2021, Jeph Novak

Wright-Hennepin (WH) will begin pole inspections in September 2021 and expects to complete the annual inspections in November.

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You have a choice in your source of powerYou have a choice in your source of power

You have a choice in your source of power

July 12, 2021, Jeph Novak

Through WH’s Solar and Renewable Choice programs, WH members can choose where their power is coming from.

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