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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.

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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Wright-Hennepin celebrates 84 yearsWright-Hennepin celebrates 84 years

Wright-Hennepin celebrates 84 years

April 16, 2021, Jeph Novak

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association’s (WH) 2021 Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, April 15.

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Safety of EVsSafety of EVs

Safety of EVs

April 15, 2021, Jeph Novak

Safety is a priority for many when considering a new car. As electric vehicles (EVs) gain popularity in the US, potential buyers may want to know how EVs function when it comes to safety.

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Thank you, lineworkers!Thank you, lineworkers!

Thank you, lineworkers!

April 12, 2021, Jeph Novak

April 12 is lineworker appreciation day, and Wright-Hennepin (WH) wants to thank all its lineworkers for the great work they do at keeping the lights on for the members of the cooperative.

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Recommendation of restated BylawsRecommendation of restated Bylaws

Recommendation of restated Bylaws

March 24, 2021, Guest Blogger

The Board of Directors is proposing revisions to WH's Bylaws.

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Legacy air conditioning programs change this springLegacy air conditioning programs change this spring

Legacy air conditioning programs change this spring

March 23, 2021, Jeph Novak

After thorough review and careful analysis, WH will make changes to AC programs beginning in the spring of 2021.

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Financial benefits of owning an EVFinancial benefits of owning an EV

Financial benefits of owning an EV

March 16, 2021, Jeph Novak

The financial benefits of owning an EV are what drive many to switch, from saving at the pump to cutting down on emissions to receiving tax credits.

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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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