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Co-op Scholarships Any high school or home school senior whose parents or guardians are members of Delaware Electric Cooperative, and whose primary residence is served by the Cooperative, is eligible to apply now for the 2013 Educational Scholarship to be awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives' (VMDAEC) Educational Scholarship Foundation Board. The...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Breaks Ground on Georgetown Solar Energy Farm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22 nd , 2013 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative has broken ground on a new 20 acre solar energy farm, which will provide clean, reliable energy to members of Delaware’s only member-owned electric cooperative. The facility is being built on East Trap Pond Road west of Georgetown...

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Governor Markell Thanks DEC Employees for Efforts During Hurricane Sandy. GREENWWOOD , Del.- Delaware Governor Jack Markell praised Delaware Electric Cooperative employees earlier this month for their hard work to restore power as Hurricane Sandy pounded the Delmarva area in late October. Delaware’s Governor addressed nearly all employees in a speech that commended the Co-op’s associates for...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative to Send Students to Washington D.C. For Immediate Release: January 3rd, 2013 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 16-20, and will...

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Your bill for November may be higher than it was last year. We haven't raised rates, in fact, our rates are the lowest in Delaware. But, November turned out to be much colder than usual. The average temperature was nine degrees colder this November compared to the same month last year, which means DEC members used a lot more energy to run their heating systems, especially heat pumps. Last...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative to Give $3.4 Million Back To Members in November and December GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has voted to return $3.4 million to the Cooperative’s member-owners over the next month. The money is being returned to members in the form of capital credits, also known as profits or margins. Because DEC is a non-profit utility, margins...

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DEC Hurricane Sandy Update: 4:00 p.m. For Immediate Release: October 31, 2012: GREENWOOD, Del.-Crews from Delaware Electric Cooperative continue to work to restore power to 499 homes affected by flooding during Hurricane Sandy. High water prevented utility crews from entering many coastal communities until Wednesday morning. In neighborhoods such as Swann Keys and Mariner’s Cove, hundreds of...

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DEC Hurricane Sandy Update: 2:30 p.m. For Immediate Release: October 30 th : GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative crews are working to restore power to 788 members across Kent and Sussex counties. DEC linemen have been joined by utility contractors today as they restore power to DEC members. About 200 of the affected homes are experiencing flooding and it may be days before bucket...

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DEC Prepares for Hurricane Sandy For Immediate Release: October 26, 2012 Greenwood, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative crews are preparing for the possibility of extensive power outages as Hurricane Sandy sets her sights on Delaware. All DEC crews will be on standby this weekend to be dispatched to restore power if outages occur. Utility contractors will also be ready to help DEC respond to...

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Variable Frequency Drives to Help Lower Energy Costs for Delaware Farmers GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative is now offering farmers a new and energy efficient way to irrigate their crops. The Cooperative will expand its irrigation grant program to include funding for variable frequency drives or VFDs, which could save farmers in the Co-op’s service territory a lot of money. Variable...

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