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Hennepin County receives grant for new electric vehicleHennepin County receives grant for new electric vehicle

Hennepin County receives grant for new electric vehicle

January 27, 2023, Lauren Dublin

The 2023 Mustang Mach E arrived in September and will be used by the county as a fleet vehicle.

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Transformer inspections begin in JanuaryTransformer inspections begin in January

Transformer inspections begin in January

January 9, 2023, Lauren Dublin

WH will begin inspecting padmount transformers in January.

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What makes an electric cooperative different?What makes an electric cooperative different?

What makes an electric cooperative different?

December 21, 2022, Lauren Dublin

Being a member of WH means you’re part of an electric cooperative, meaning that you have a voice in how the business is run. But what makes up a cooperative?

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Wright-Hennepin Board of Directors returns $4.55 million in capital credits to membersWright-Hennepin Board of Directors returns $4.55 million in capital credits to members

Wright-Hennepin Board of Directors returns $4.55 million in capital credits to members

December 7, 2022, Lauren Dublin

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association’s (WH) Board of Directors is proud to announce that this holiday season, members will receive a capital credit refund of $4.55 million.

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Learn more about the Cold Weather RuleLearn more about the Cold Weather Rule

Learn more about the Cold Weather Rule

December 5, 2022, Lauren Dublin

Are you having trouble making your electric payments? During the winter months, you may be protected from disconnection through the Cold Weather Rule.

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Save money with Wright-Hennepin Energy-Saving ProgramsSave money with Wright-Hennepin Energy-Saving Programs

Save money with Wright-Hennepin Energy-Saving Programs

November 17, 2022, Lauren Dublin

Winter often brings higher electric bills as many Minnesotans switch on the heat, space heaters, or electric fireplaces. With prices of everything on the rise, Wright-Hennepin (WH) offers several options to save members money through Energy-Saving Programs.

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Wright-Hennepin celebrates the Cooperative DifferenceWright-Hennepin celebrates the Cooperative Difference

Wright-Hennepin celebrates the Cooperative Difference

October 20, 2022, Lauren Dublin

National Co-op Month has been celebrated annually for over 50 years. The USDA estimates there are 350 million cooperative members across the country, and Wright-Hennepin (WH) is proud to serve 46,000 of them!

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Anatomy of a power outageAnatomy of a power outage

Anatomy of a power outage

September 25, 2022, Lauren Dublin

When the lights go out, so do WH line crews. But what happens to make that happen?

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Comparing gas and electric powered vehiclesComparing gas and electric powered vehicles

Comparing gas and electric powered vehicles

August 21, 2022, Lauren Dublin

As gas prices have skyrocketed over the last several months, interest in electric vehicles (EVs) has grown right along with them.

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Call 811 before you digCall 811 before you dig

Call 811 before you dig

July 26, 2022, Lauren Dublin

Every summer, little colorful flags are a ubiquitous sight near roads and sidewalks. But what are they for?

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Monitor electricity usage with MyMeterMonitor electricity usage with MyMeter

Monitor electricity usage with MyMeter

July 17, 2022, Lauren Dublin

Being cognizant of your electric use is an important part of managing your bill.

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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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