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GREENWOOD , Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s President and CEO has been honored for his nearly two-decades of faithful service to the Cooperative and its members. Bill Andrew was presented with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Regional Award for Outstanding Service on September 9th in Charlotte, N.C. The award is presented to individuals who have a proven record...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7th, 2015 GREENWOOD , Del.- Aerial Inspections of Delaware Electric Cooperative’s power lines are expected to improve reliability for Cooperative members. On May 4th and 5th, McKim & Creed, based in North Carolina, used a helicopter to scan 40 miles of transmission lines in Sussex County using LIDAR technology. LIDAR uses light from a laser to capture detailed...

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Delaware Electric Co-op Urges Members to Dig Safely For Immediate Release: April 6th, 2015 GREENWOOD, Del. - April marks National Safe Digging Month and Delaware Electric Cooperative would like to remind members to always call 811 a few days before any digging project. When members call 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to the local Miss Utility call center, which notifies the...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative to Give $3.4 Million to Members in December GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has voted to return $3.4 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 non-profit utility, margins are returned to the people the Cooperative...

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RISING SUN, Md .- Construction is underway on a new natural gas-fired power plant in Cecil County Md., which will provide clean, sustainable energy to members of Delaware Electric Cooperative and ten other non-profit utilities in Maryland and Virginia. Co-op officials took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Wildcat Point Power Plant on October 14th. The state-of-the-art plant will be owned...

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Linemen Demonstration to Headline Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting and Community Fair FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4th, 2014 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting on Tuesday, August 19th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. During the meeting, members will be treated to a free chicken dinner, have a...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Now Purchasing Electricity from Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project in Kent County For Immediate Release: May 20th, 2014 SANDTOWN , Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative is now purchasing power produced at the Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s Landfill in Sandtown, Del. The non-profit utility is purchasing two megawatts of power generated at the site—enough to power 1,200...

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Five Area Students Earn Electric Cooperative Scholarships ( Greenwood, De .) Five high school seniors whose families are served by Delaware Electric Cooperative have earned college scholarships awarded by the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). The following students will receive $1,000 Worth M. Hudson...

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Gary Cripps Named Chief Operating Officer of Delaware Electric Cooperative FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26 th , 2014 GREENWOOD , Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative, Inc. announced that Gary D. Cripps has been named Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. In the announcement, CEO J. William Andrew stated, “Gary has been responsible for many enterprise-wide functions and initiatives for...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Launches 2014 LED Poultry Light Grant Program For Immediate Release: March 24th, 2014 Greenwood, Del. – Poultry farmers will soon receive a helping hand from Delaware Electric Cooperative. The Co-op is re-launching its LED Poultry Lighting Grant Program to help farmers convert incandescent poultry lights to energy efficient LED lights. LED lights use about 80% less...

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