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Delaware Electric Cooperative Linemen Help Ospreys in Sussex County (attach QR code) Ospreys in Sussex County will have a safe place to nest this summer thanks to crews from Delaware Electric Cooperative. Co-op linemen have installed an artificial osprey nest at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. The nest was installed by co-op employees on top of a donated DEC utility pole. The...

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DEC Urges Members to Dig Safely! For Immediate Release: April 9th, 2012 GREENWOOD, Del. - April marks the fifth annual 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 Vice President and CFO Gary Cripps has been named one of Intelligent Utility Magazine's unsung heroes of 2012. Cripps will be featured in an upcoming edition of the magazine for his innovative work to keep member’s rates low and improve DEC technology. Below is part of the announcement, which was published in the magazine. "As vice president and CFO, GARY CRIPPS...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Launches LED Poultry Light Grant Program For Immediate Release: March 28th, 2012 Greenwood, Del. – Poultry farmers will soon receive a helping hand from Delaware Electric Cooperative. The Co-op is launching an LED Poultry Lighting Grant Program to help farmers convert incandescent and CFL poultry lights to energy efficient LED lights. LED lights use about 80% less...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative to Build State of the Art Solar Park For Immediate Release: March 8th, 2012 GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative will soon break ground on a four megawatt solar park in Sussex County, Delaware. Twenty acres of solar panels will be installed near Georgetown, capable of producing enough energy to power 500 homes. The park could eventually be expanded to 40...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Launches Revamped Website to Better Serve Members For Immediate Release: February 24th, 2012 GREENWOOD, Del. - Delaware Electric Cooperative is excited to launch its revamped website, designed to allow members to easily access DEC information and pay utility bills online. The new delaware.coop, which debuted in February, features a simplified look allowing members...

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Three New First Class Linemen at DEC (From left to right are Duane Pierce. Jim Maier and Travis Walls) Gree nwood , Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative Lineman Duane Pierce wasn’t wearing a cap and gown and didn’t walk across a stage to receive a diploma on February 14th, but Valentine’s Day marked the culmination of five years of extensive training as an apprentice lineman. By the end of the day...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Offers Additional Irrigation Grants For Immediate Release: January 27th, 2012 GREENWOOD , Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative is expanding its Irrigation Grant Pilot Program with the help of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. DNREC has agreed to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional funding into the program. Delaware...

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For Immediate Release: January 20th, 2012 GREENWOOD, Del. - Delaware Electric Cooperative is now offering a $300 rebate to member-owners who buy ENERGYSTAR ® qualified heat pump water heaters. Heat pump water heaters are up to three times more efficient than traditional models, which can save homeowners on their utility bills. The Co-op has set aside $30,000 for the new rebate program, which will...

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January 18th, 2012 GREENWOOD, Del . - Delaware Electric Cooperative returned $3,200 in capital credits to Sussex County’s Government Tuesday. Bill Andrew, President and CEO of the Co-op, delivered a check for more than $3,000 to the Sussex County Council. Late last year the Co-op’s Board of Directors announced the return of $4.1 million in capital credits from 1991, 1992 and part of 2010 to...

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