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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.

WH is conducting surveys in AprilWH is conducting surveys in April

WH is conducting surveys in April

April 23, 2018, Stacie Nielsen

When a phone call or email comes and you are asked to take a survey, you may react by pressing “end call” or the “delete” button. But have you considered of how taking certain surveys may benefit you?

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What you need to know about electric vehiclesWhat you need to know about electric vehicles

What you need to know about electric vehicles

April 16, 2018, Nathan Karels

We hear about electric vehicles (EV) in the news every week and see more on the roads every year. In this blog, we address some key concerns that may help you understand the EV world.

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Rebates and Energy Saving ProgramsRebates and Energy Saving Programs

Rebates and Energy Saving Programs

March 16, 2018, Stacie Nielsen

Questions on Wright-Hennepin (WH) rebates and Energy Saving Programs? Find some answers here!

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Tony’s Tech Tip - How do you know if a website is secure?Tony’s Tech Tip - How do you know if a website is secure?

Tony’s Tech Tip - How do you know if a website is secure?

February 21, 2018, Guest Blogger

How can you know your information is safe on the internet from identity theft?

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How Space and Engine Block Heaters affect winter billsHow Space and Engine Block Heaters affect winter bills

How Space and Engine Block Heaters affect winter bills

January 17, 2018, Grant Bowman

With winter now in full effect, many of us adapt our ways of life to keep cars working and houses warm and comfortable for the winter. The problem is we forget how this may influence our pocket books at the end of the month.

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ORU helps families in needORU helps families in need

ORU helps families in need

December 29, 2017, Heather Reinhart

An Operation Round Up (ORU) grant awarded to the Buffalo Rotary is helping families in Buffalo and Montrose this winter.

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2017 Capital Credit Refunds2017 Capital Credit Refunds

2017 Capital Credit Refunds

December 11, 2017, Stacie Nielsen

To cap off 2017, Wright-Hennepin (WH) is proud to announce a $3.6 million capital credit refund to members!

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Why do my lights blink on and off in bad weather?Why do my lights blink on and off in bad weather?

Why do my lights blink on and off in bad weather?

December 6, 2017, Stacie Nielsen

Why do the lights blink during bad weather? You may be asking these questions of your electric cooperative, so we want to try and answer them.

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What is a substation?What is a substation?

What is a substation?

December 4, 2017, Heather Reinhart

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure electric reliability, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) recently energized its newest substation in Plymouth, Minn. So, what is a substation anyway?

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Providing light and savings to Camp CourageProviding light and savings to Camp Courage

Providing light and savings to Camp Courage

November 30, 2017, Heather Reinhart

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) recently provided True Friends Camp Courage with a grant to replace all the lighting at its facilities in Maple Lake with LEDs.

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Ways to improve your energy efficiencyWays to improve your energy efficiency

Ways to improve your energy efficiency

October 30, 2017, Darrell Erickson

Being efficient is a good thing and it’s interesting how efficient we can become when we are the ones paying for that resource. Especially if you run into a situation where your electric bill is just too high.

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Understanding clearances and right of way Understanding clearances and right of way

Understanding clearances and right of way

October 23, 2017, Nathan Karels

When members plant or place items in front of our equipment, we have a hard time performing our work.

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Beware of Power Shut Off Scams Beware of Power Shut Off Scams

Beware of Power Shut Off Scams

October 19, 2017, Heather Reinhart

Scammers have been calling homes in our service area claiming to be from a utility company.

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Cooperatives--Communities at their very bestCooperatives--Communities at their very best

Cooperatives--Communities at their very best

October 9, 2017, Guest Blogger

Electric cooperatives have been a part of the fabric of Minnesota for more than 80 years. Fourth and fifth-generation members today enjoy the same benefits of membership as the pioneers who strung the first wires into Minnesota’s countryside.

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Wright-Hennepin invites you to a Halloween event for cooperative monthWright-Hennepin invites you to a Halloween event for cooperative month

Wright-Hennepin invites you to a Halloween event for cooperative month

October 2, 2017, Heather Reinhart

October is cooperative month. To celebrate, we are hosting an event from 3 – 5 p.m. on October 31 at our headquarters in Rockford, Minn. This event is for children, who will receive a bag of candy and…

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Electric vehicles look to boom as prices come down and big automakers get involvedElectric vehicles look to boom as prices come down and big automakers get involved

Electric vehicles look to boom as prices come down and big automakers get involved

August 20, 2017, Nathan Karels

It is estimated that multiple electric vehicles (EV) will be similarly priced as their gas-powered counterparts by 2020.

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Operation Round Up donations help fund Lunch Box Fever program Operation Round Up donations help fund Lunch Box Fever program

Operation Round Up donations help fund Lunch Box Fever program

August 13, 2017, Josh Randt

Eight years ago, Lunch Box Fever began as an idea by college student Emily Pennuto to help feed children who don’t always have reliable access to food. In 2014, RiverWorks Community Development in…

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Pole inspections begin in AugustPole inspections begin in August

Pole inspections begin in August

August 1, 2017, Josh Randt

Each year, Wright-Hennepin (WH) performs pole maintenance, which begins with an inspection of all poles within a designated portion of WH’s service territory. The inspection is designed to identify…

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Storms, trees and responsibilitiesStorms, trees and responsibilities

Storms, trees and responsibilities

June 27, 2017, Josh Randt

Though we’re barely into the summer season, we’ve already experienced storms that have downed, damaged or weakened trees. Given the volatility of summer weather, we could experience additional severe…

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