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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.

What you need to know about generatorsWhat you need to know about generators

What you need to know about generators

August 21, 2018, Nathan Karels

There are typically two different classes of generators: smaller portable generators and permanent stand-by systems.

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2018 August pole inspections2018 August pole inspections

2018 August pole inspections

July 30, 2018, Stacie Nielsen

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.

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A glimpse into how solar panels workA glimpse into how solar panels work

A glimpse into how solar panels work

July 18, 2018, Guest Blogger

Powering a home using the sun’s energy is not a new concept, especially with recent technological advances and lower costs, solar has become an attractive option to many homeowners.

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Why do cooperatives participate in their communities?Why do cooperatives participate in their communities?

Why do cooperatives participate in their communities?

June 21, 2018, Stacie Nielsen

By the late mid-1930s, 9 out of 10 rural homes were still without electric service and investor-owned utilities continued to ignore requests to provide power to those rural areas.

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Slow down and move overSlow down and move over

Slow down and move over

June 14, 2018, Stacie Nielsen

You’ve heard the saying - in Minnesota there are two prominent seasons: winter and construction.

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The best bang for your buck!The best bang for your buck!

The best bang for your buck!

May 16, 2018, Stacie Nielsen

Electricity. A powerful tool that we tend to take for granted daily.

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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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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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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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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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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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Tips to help you maintain your AC this summerTips to help you maintain your AC this summer

Tips to help you maintain your AC this summer

June 19, 2017, Grant Bowman

It’s that time of year again that we all dream about – time to get outside and enjoy all the great outdoor experiences Minnesota offers during summer. That also means you are going to be shutting up…

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