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NOTICE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING WHERE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE WILL BE DISCUSSED AND VOTED UPON Pursuant to 26 Del. C. Section 224(6), please take notice that the Board of Directors of the Cooperative will discuss and vote upon a proposed rate increase affecting all members on and after June 1, 2014 at its regularly scheduled meeting to be held: Date: May 21, 2014 Time: 6:00 P.M. Place:...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Offers Scholarships and Youth Tour to High School Students For Immediate Release: January 9th, 2014 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...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative to Give $3 Million Back to Members in December GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has voted to return $3 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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Delaware Electric Cooperative Recognized for Commitment to Safety (Greenwood, De.) ― Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) was recently recognized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) for its ongoing commitment to safety in the workplace, and in providing electric service to its member-owners. DEC Board Member Patricia S. Dorey accepted the Rural Electric Safety...

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Cooperative Solar Energy Farm Now Producing Power FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21st, 2013 GREENWOOD, Del.- Clean, renewable energy is now flowing to hundreds of homes in rural Delaware, courtesy of Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Bruce A. Henry Solar Energy Farm near Georgetown. A portion of the 20 acre solar array began producing power in July, but the entire facility became operational on...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative to Hold Annual Meeting FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 30 th 2013 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting on Tuesday, August 13 th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. During the meeting members will be treated to a free chicken dinner, have a chance to visit with various community organizations...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Re-Launches LED Poultry Light Grant Program For Immediate Release: June 25 th , 2013 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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New Power Plant to Provide Clean, Sustainable Power to Co-op Members April 23rd, 2013 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative has joined with Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) to announce the construction of a new natural gas driven power plant to provide clean, sustainable energy to DEC’s 85,000 members. The plant will be owned by Old Dominion Electric Cooperative based in Glen...

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New Substation to Improve Reliability for Cooperative Members in Kent County GREENWOOD, Del.- This week, Delaware Electric Cooperative energized a new substation in West Dover, designed to improve service and reliability for Co-op members. Scuse Substation was built along Hazlettville Road across from Dover’s Shuttee Park, and will now provide power to DEC members in western Kent County...

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Co-op Linemen Head to Virginia to Help Restore Power FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8 th , 2013 GREENWOOD, Del.- Ten employees from Delaware Electric Cooperative will assist utility crews in Culpeper, Virginia this weekend as the state continues to recover from a powerful nor’easter. Co-op Linemen will lend a helping hand to Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, which is reporting more than 15,000...

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