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By: Tom Roberson Fifteen minutes south of Dover, the residents of picturesque Bowers Beach awoke to a beautiful fall morning on September 24. As they started their commute to work or departed for a day of work on the water, members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and crews from Delaware Electric Cooperative were already converging on their town. A huge volunteer effort was underway to make life...

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College Students Visit Solar Farm: Students from the University of Pennsylvania learned about renewable energy from Delaware Electric Cooperative’s leaders in October. The University’s Wharton Undergraduate Energy Group visited DEC’s Bruce A. Henry Solar Farm in Georgetown on October 16th. Mark Nielson, DEC’s Vice President of Staff Services, talked with students about the process of building the...

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Ingredients: For the Pumpkin Pie topping: 4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese ¼ cup sugar Egg whites from 1 egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice For the Brownie Layer: ½ cup sugar Egg whites from 2 eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract ½ cup canola oil 4 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled...

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Fall has arrived, ushering in a season of cool, crisp air, colorful foliage and fun activities for you and your family! One of the largest fall events takes place at Fifer Orchards west of Wyoming in Kent County. Fifer’s Fall Fest runs through October 31st and will include you-pick apples, you-pick pumpkins, straw slides, zip swings and so much more. Visitors will be treated to a six-acre corn...

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Why don’t you try something a little different this Halloween? Turn off all the lights in your house and see if you can find the energy vampires that haunt your home! In a typical home, you’ll probably find lots of red and green lights once the lights go out. What those lights mean for your electric bill may scare you. Many electronics with red or green lights are always running in standby mode,...

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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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Ingredients: 2 potatoes (I used Yukon Gold, but any kind will work!) 2 red peppers 1 red onion 1 cup brussels sprouts 3 sprigs asparagus 1 cup squash 4 garlic cloves, minced 6 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper Instructions: 1. Cut the veggies into medium sized pieces. You want bite sized pieces of everything. Preheat oven to 400F. 2. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Arrange veggies...

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Your Cooperative held its 79th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 25th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. More than 5,000 people attended the event, which is the largest annual private gathering in southern Delaware. Members were treated to a free chicken dinner, live music, a community fair and an update on the state of Delaware Electric Cooperative. DEC’s President and CEO, Bill...

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Delaware is known for its beautiful beaches and wide variety of wildlife. Very few places display the vast number of habitats in Delaware like James Farm Ecological Preserve. James Farm, located on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View, is overseen by The Delaware Center for Inland Bays. Throughout the year, it hosts numerous school groups and scout troops, and educates them about the ecosystems present...

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“Beat the Peak” is a program created to help members become more energy aware and help keep their power bills low by reducing their energy usage during peak periods, when prices are at their highest. The two major factors that affect the price of electricity are the cost to generate it and the demand for power. The demand is highest on our system during the hot summer months between the peak...

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