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Your source for all things energy-related: the WH blog offers energy-saving tips, maintenance guidelines, program information and much more.

Co-ops step up in the coldCo-ops step up in the cold

Co-ops step up in the cold

February 26, 2021, Guest Blogger

As parts of the United States struggled to maintain electric service during a historic cold snap, Minnesota’s cooperatives went to great lengths to ensure their members had the energy they needed.

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Benefits of updating substationsBenefits of updating substations

Benefits of updating substations

February 9, 2021, Jeph Novak

Substations in WH’s territory are frequently being built or improved upon. But what exactly does updating substations entail?

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Stay cozy this winterStay cozy this winter

Stay cozy this winter

January 26, 2021, Guest Blogger

When you're feeling chilly at home, there are several budget-friendly ways you can keep comfortable without turning up the thermostat.

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Transformer inspections beginning in JanuaryTransformer inspections beginning in January

Transformer inspections beginning in January

January 11, 2021, Jeph Novak

Starting in January, WH lineworkers will begin inspecting pad-mount transformers in St. Michael, Otsego, Rogers, Corcoran and Medina. Lineworkers will access and open pad-mounted devices such as transformers, switches, fuse cabinets and transition cabinets.

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Scam AlertScam Alert

Scam Alert

December 31, 2020, Guest Blogger

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

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WH to change legacy air conditioning programsWH to change legacy air conditioning programs

WH to change legacy air conditioning programs

December 21, 2020, Jeph Novak

WH recently conducted an evaluation with an outside consultant regarding our three Energy-Saving Air Conditioning (AC) programs.

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This holiday brought to you by electricityThis holiday brought to you by electricity

This holiday brought to you by electricity

December 14, 2020, Jeph Novak

Decorating with lights, listening to festive music and snuggling up by the fire to watch a favorite movie are a few things that make the holiday season great. Behind the scenes, electricity works hard to power your holidays, and this season is no different.

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Four ways Santa saves energy in his workshopFour ways Santa saves energy in his workshop

Four ways Santa saves energy in his workshop

December 10, 2020, Guest Blogger

This holiday season, Santa’s making the most of energy savings in his workshop, and you can too!

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Howard Lake substation rebuiltHoward Lake substation rebuilt

Howard Lake substation rebuilt

December 9, 2020, Jeph Novak

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Howard Lake substation after a five-month project to rebuild and improve the substation located at the intersection of 70th St. and Keats Ave.

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Save money with WH's Energy-Saving ProgramsSave money with WH's Energy-Saving Programs

Save money with WH's Energy-Saving Programs

November 20, 2020, Jeph Novak

Wright-Hennepin (WH) offers several options for members to save money through Energy-Saving programs (ESPs).

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Does an EV fit your budget?Does an EV fit your budget?

Does an EV fit your budget?

November 11, 2020, Jeph Novak

Electric vehicles can be intimidating and come with different questions to consider. Luckily, WH makes it easy to get all these questions answered.

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WH celebrates Co-op Month onlineWH celebrates Co-op Month online

WH celebrates Co-op Month online

October 30, 2020, Jeph Novak

Wright-Hennepin (WH) celebrated National Co-op Month 2020 in a unique way.

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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

October 28, 2020, 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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Our work zone is year roundOur work zone is year round

Our work zone is year round

October 12, 2020, Guest Blogger

As we enter fall, we look forward to the leaves turning and the beautiful landscape as we travel the roads. 

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WH Will Test Dual Fuel Systems October 29 and 31.WH Will Test Dual Fuel Systems October 29 and 31.

WH Will Test Dual Fuel Systems October 29 and 31.

September 24, 2020, Jeph Novak

WH will switch its summer Energy-Saving Program to winter load management on October 1.

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Plug-in Hybrids: Bridging the Gap Between Hybrids and Fully Electric VehiclesPlug-in Hybrids: Bridging the Gap Between Hybrids and Fully Electric Vehicles

Plug-in Hybrids: Bridging the Gap Between Hybrids and Fully Electric Vehicles

September 8, 2020, Jeph Novak

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are a unique type of car, combining the battery of a fully electric vehicle and the gasoline engine of a non-electric vehicle.

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Give the Gift of ElectricityGive the Gift of Electricity

Give the Gift of Electricity

September 3, 2020, Jeph Novak

The Gift of Electricity is a practical gift to give to the important people in your life.

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2020 pole inspections August-October2020 pole inspections August-October

2020 pole inspections August-October

August 14, 2020, Heather Reinhart

Wright-Hennepin (WH) performs pole maintenance every year, which begins with an inspection of all poles within a designated portion of WH’s service territory.

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Safety around downed power linesSafety around downed power lines

Safety around downed power lines

July 17, 2020, Stacie Nielsen

During summer storms, a lot of damage can occur, including power lines being downed. And while the downed lines and poles may look like they are no longer working, don’t be fooled.

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Phone scam alertPhone scam alert

Phone scam alert

July 16, 2020, Guest Blogger

NOTICE: WH has become aware of scammers calling and asking members to make an immediate payment or face disconnection of their electric and gas service. Please be aware – this is NOT Wright-Hennepin.

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