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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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WH Board of Directors appoints John Reynolds as new District 4 directorWH Board of Directors appoints John Reynolds as new District 4 director

WH Board of Directors appoints John Reynolds as new District 4 director

July 7, 2021, Jeph Novak

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association’s (WH) Board of Directors recently appointed John Reynolds of Buffalo as the new director of District 4.

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Ten ways to save energy in the laundry roomTen ways to save energy in the laundry room

Ten ways to save energy in the laundry room

June 28, 2021, Guest Blogger

Your clothes washer and dryer account for a significant portion of energy consumption from major appliances, and let’s face it––laundry is no one’s favorite chore.

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One of America's most popular vehicles just became electricOne of America's most popular vehicles just became electric

One of America's most popular vehicles just became electric

June 16, 2021, Jeph Novak

Recently, Ford unveiled its new all-electric F-150 Lightning which will be on roads in 2022.

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Be prepared for summer stormsBe prepared for summer storms

Be prepared for summer storms

June 14, 2021, Jeph Novak

Summer is here, and with it comes the threat of severe storms and of course, outages. Now is a great time to remind yourself of what to do before, during and after a storm.

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Electric cooperatives ask members to do their part to conserve energy todayElectric cooperatives ask members to do their part to conserve energy today

Electric cooperatives ask members to do their part to conserve energy today

June 10, 2021, Guest Blogger

The heat wave we are experiencing has prompted the operator of the electric transmission system in our region to issue a maximum generation emergency event. Wright-Hennepin is asking its members to conserve electricity.

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Plug in to safetyPlug in to safety

Plug in to safety

May 12, 2021, Jeph Novak

May is electrical safety month, which is a great time to examine the safety of the electrical outlets in your home more closely.

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Summer load control to begin May 1Summer load control to begin May 1

Summer load control to begin May 1

April 29, 2021, Jeph Novak

Wright-Hennepin (WH) will switch its winter Energy-Saving Program to summer load management on May 1.

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