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Jeremy

Five high school seniors whose families are served by Delaware Electric Cooperative have each earned $1,000 college scholarships awarded by the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). The recipients are: Jonte Desire , a senior at Sussex Technical High School and daughter of Angela Desire of Greenwood. Maria...

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Delaware Electric will host an open house for members on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Cooperative’s headquarters located at 14198 Sussex Highway near Greenwood. The open house will include food, kid-friendly activities, safety demonstrations and tours of our building and new warehouse. This is the perfect event to learn more about how...

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Two members of Delaware Electric Cooperative were recently honored as winners of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives 2017 #WhoPowersYou Contest. Mary Rio was honored as a third place winner for her work with Clothing Our Kids (COK) and Chase Marvil was named honorable mention for his work with “The Inspiring Project.” Both winners received a donation from Touchstone Energy, which was matched by...

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Jeremy

GREENWOOD , Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s (DEC) Board of Directors has voted to return $4.8 million in capital credits to the Cooperative’s member-owners in December. Capital credits are also known as the Co-op’s profits or margins. Because DEC is a not-for-profit utility, margins are returned to the people the Cooperative serves. To receive a billing credit or check from the Cooperative...

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2018 VMDAEC Education Scholarships Any high school or home school senior graduating in 2018 whose parents or guardians are consumer-members of Delaware Electric Cooperative and whose primary residence is served by the cooperative is eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. For the online application and instructions, visit www.vmdaec.com or www.co-opliving.com/community/scholarship.htm . The deadline...

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Jeremy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1st, 2017 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting on Tuesday, August 15th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Members will be treated to a free chicken dinner, have a chance to visit with various community organizations and hear an update on the state of the Cooperative from President and...

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For Immediate Release: July 26th, 2017 GREENWOOD , Del. – Layton Wheeler has been honored by the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) as the newest recipient of the Electric Cooperative Distinguished Service Award. Wheeler, who served as Vice President of Member Services for Delaware Electric Cooperative from 1979 until his retirement in 2014, was honored...

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Jeremy

GREENWOOD , Del.-Delaware Electric Cooperative crews have restored power to nearly all homes and businesses impacted by Monday night’s severe storms. As of 9:00 a.m., only four homes remained without power in the Co-op’s service territory. At the height of the storm on Monday night, nearly 2,000 homes were in the dark. Crews worked all night to restore power—total restoration is expected by 10:00...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board Approves Rate Decrease For Immediate Release: February 15th, 2017 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors voted on February 15th to approve a rate decrease for all 93,000 Co-op members. Co-op President and CEO Bill Andrew proposed the rate change in January. The measure will lower electric bills by five percent and will take effect...

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For Immediate Release: January 9th, 2017 GREENWOOD, Del .- Delaware Electric Cooperative is proud to announce it will, once again, sponsor an all-expense paid trip for three high school juniors to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, DC. This year's Youth Tour is being held June 11th-16th, and will bring together more than 1,500 students representing 44 states...

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