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Jeremy

Hot Air Balloon, Free Chicken Dinner and Live Music to Headline DEC’s Annual Meeting FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 23rd 2012 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting on Tuesday, August 7 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...

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Co-op Linemen Head to Virginia to Help Restore Power FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 2 ND 2012 GREENWOOD, Del.- Ten linemen from Delaware Electric Cooperative will assist utility crews in Virginia this week. Work to restore power continues in that state after powerful storms swept across the Mid-Atlantic on Friday night. Six linemen left Delaware on Monday and four more will head to Shenandoah...

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Dear Delaware Electric Cooperative Member, If solar industry lobbyists get their way with the Delaware General Assembly, you will soon be paying millions more for electricity. We need your help to stop legislation that WILL increase your electric rates. Lawmakers are considering a bill, Senate Bill 263, which will force Delaware Electric Cooperative to further subsidize the solar industry. If...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Delegates Represent Delaware in Washington FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 21st, 2012 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative youth tour delegates returned from Washington D.C. this week where they participated in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The three rising high school seniors learned about electric cooperatives while getting a...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Urges Members to Prepare for Hurricane Season FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 1 ST , 2012 GREENWOOD, Del.- June 1 st marked the start of the Atlantic hurricane season and the time to prepare is now. While forecasters are calling for an average number of tropical storms and hurricanes this season, meteorologists said there is a greater than usual threat that a storm will...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Announces New Phone Number For Immediate Release: May 21 st , 2012: GREENWOOD, Del.- Members of Delaware Electric Cooperative will now be able to call one number for all DEC services and questions. The Co-op’s three numbers have been consolidated and DEC’s new number, 855-DEC-9090, was launched in May to better serve members. By dialing the new number, members will...

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Delaware Electric Co-op Urges Members to Take Precautions as Part of National Electrical Safety Month FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 14 TH , 2012 GREENWOOD , Del.- May is National Electrical Safety Month, and Delaware Electric Cooperative is working to promote a healthy respect for electricity and increase awareness of electrical hazards. Electricity is an increasing presence in our modern lives. As...

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DEC Board Chairman Receives Governor’s Award for Conservation For Immediate Release: April 24 th , 2012 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative Board Chairman Bill Wells in April was honored by Delaware officials for conservation efforts on his Kent County, Delaware farm. Wells, who has served on Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors since 1976, was presented the Governor’s...

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Co-op Lineman Speaks to Students at Super Science Day DOVER, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative Lineman Richard Moore wowed students last Friday at East Dover Elementary School’s super science day. Moore spoke to hundreds of students throughout the day about electrical safety and his job as a lineman. Moore, a 43-year veteran of the Co-op, urged students to tell their parents if they come across...

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Jeremy

Thousands of Delaware Electric Cooperative Utility Poles to be Checked for Safety For Immediate Release: April 23rd, 2012 GREENWOOD, Del.- The annual process of checking Delaware Electric Cooperative utility poles for problems is underway in Sussex County. Crews from Osmose, the Buffalo, New York based company responsible for the annual inspections, began checking poles for defects on April 23rd...

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