POSSIBLE LOAD CONTROL TODAY, JULY 26 from 1-6 pm

POSSIBLE LOAD CONTROL TODAY, JULY 26 from 1-6 pm though times and control may vary per storm activity.

POSSIBLE LOAD CONTROL TODAY, JULY 26 from 1-6 pm though times and control may vary per storm activity.

PEAK ALERT ENDED @3:25 TODAY!

Due to this storm – wind and rain have cooled the overall system enough to reduce the need for Load Control.

Due to this storm – wind and rain have cooled the overall system enough to reduce the need for Load Control.

PEAK ALERT TODAY! JULY 17 from 2pm – 6pm

Buckeye expects to implement full load control today between 2 PM and 6 PM due to high temperatures and loads across the region. The most recent forecast indicates that today’s load will be the highest seen so far this year. …

Buckeye expects to implement full load control today between 2 PM and 6 PM due to high temperatures and loads across the region.

The most recent forecast indicates that today’s load will be the highest seen so far this year. Please note that control hours may be altered depending on conditions. We will provide updates if conditions change.

OUTAGE UPDATES!

UPDATE: We’re working on the last of our outages. We appreciate all the kind words. We are working hard for our members. UPDATE: another storm rolling in! We are at 168 outages. Please call our 800-642-1826 number to report any …

UPDATE: We’re working on the last of our outages. We appreciate all the kind words. We are working hard for our members.

UPDATE: another storm rolling in! We are at 168 outages. Please call our 800-642-1826 number to report any new issues.

UPDATE: as of 8:30 Sunday morning we only have ONE member without of service. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we worked through these outages.

UPDATE: As of noon, we still have 49 members without power.

The remaining outages will take a while to restore, because they are very scattered.  Also, if  a secondary wire from a transformer to a home that was knocked down by a tree limb, this is a time consuming task to safely restore power.
If you are still without power, please call  (800) 642-1826 to make sure you have been entered into our database.

As of this morning, we still have 55 members without power.

Please call 800.642.1826 to report your power outage. We appreciate your patience. With the severe weather and numerous phone calls, we have experienced a large number of overflow calls.
We do have a 24 hour after hours phone service.  They will be able to answer your questions.

PEAK ALERT TODAY June 29th from 2 – 6 p.m.

PEAK ALERT – Due to the current hot and humid weather conditions, URE is issuing a Peak Alert between the hours of 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm today. Updates to follow as more information becomes available.

PEAK ALERT -

Due to the current hot and humid weather conditions, URE is issuing a Peak Alert between the hours of 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm today.

Updates to follow as more information becomes available.

PEAK ALERT TODAY from 3-7 p.m.

PEAK ALERT – load control today, due to high temperatures and loads.  Forecasts indicate that control may start later than usual at approximately 3 PM and possibly lasting until 7 PM. Updates to follow as more information becomes available.

PEAK ALERT – load control today, due to high temperatures and loads.  Forecasts indicate that control may start later than usual at approximately 3 PM and possibly lasting until 7 PM.

Updates to follow as more information becomes available.

PERK ALERT SCHEDULED FOR Thursday, June 21!

PEAK ALERT! Buckeye anticipates full load control today between the hours of 2 PM and 6 PM. Full load control will include A/C’s, water-heaters, IBT and backup generators.

PEAK ALERT! Buckeye anticipates full load control today between the hours of 2 PM and 6 PM. Full load control will include A/C’s, water-heaters, IBT and backup generators.

Congratulations to our newly elected board members.

District 1 – Steve Patton District 4 – David Thornton District 5 – Dan Westlake Swearing in the newly elected trustees. From left to right: Steve Patton, Dan Westlake, David Thornton and Kim Cutler, attorney with Cannizzaro, Bridges, Jillisky & …

District 1 – Steve Patton
District 4 – David Thornton
District 5 – Dan Westlake

Swearing in the newly elected trustees. From left to right: Steve Patton, Dan Westlake, David Thornton and Kim Cutler, attorney with Cannizzaro, Bridges, Jillisky & Streng, LLC

Election Results are IN! Congratulations to our newest board of trustees!

District #1 – Mr. Steve Patton District #4 – Mr. David Thornton District #5 – Mr. Dan Westlake Also, the changes to the Code of Regulation was approved.  

District #1 – Mr. Steve Patton

District #4 – Mr. David Thornton

District #5 – Mr. Dan Westlake

Also, the changes to the Code of Regulation was approved.

 

2012 VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. COME TO THE ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS THIS SATURDAY MAY 19 FOR THE RESULTS!

BALLOTS have arrived! You should have received your Board of Trustee election ballot. When you open the envelope make sure you read the bios and VOTE for ONE trustee in EVERY district. In addition to the board elections, there is …

BALLOTS have arrived!

You should have received your Board of Trustee election ballot. When you open the envelope make sure you read the bios and VOTE for ONE trustee in EVERY district. In addition to the board elections, there is a code of regulations change up for a vote. It’s an all or nothing change. So either vote FOR or AGAINST.

ELECTION LINK: USE THIS LINK TO VOTE ONLINE! you will need your member number and passcode on your ballot!

The ballot contains your Member number and Passcode which you will need to be able to vote online. Simple instructions are included. Whether you wish to vote ONLINE or by MAIL. Please follow the instructions and make sure your vote is cast by MAY 16, 2012 by 5:00pm.

Election results will be announced at the MAY 19th Annual Meeting of Members. Registration is 8:30am. Meeting will begin at 9:00am. At the URE office building 15461 US Rt 36 Marysville in the Multi-purpose Room.

Annual Meeting of Members May 19th Registration 8:30am Meeting begins 9:00am

$10 energy credit for each membership represented. Members are invited to hear about the state of the cooperative and learn about its future at this business meeting.

$10 energy credit for each membership represented.

Members are invited to hear about the state of the cooperative and learn about its future at this business meeting.

APPLY NOW for YOUTH TOUR – trip to Washington DC

Get An All-Expenses Paid Tour of Washington DC! Every year URE sponsors ONE local high school sophomore or junior on the trip to Washington DC. This year the trip is from June 15 to June 21. Meet hundreds of students …

Get An All-Expenses Paid Tour of Washington DC!

Every year URE sponsors ONE local high school sophomore or junior on the trip to Washington DC. This year the trip is from June 15 to June 21. Meet hundreds of students just like you from across the country, coming together in Washington D.C. to see all the sights. Meet your congressional representative (you’ll be blown away by how serious they are about listening to you!) You could be our representative on the Youth Tour to Washington D.C.

APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 30th.

Improving efficiency and reliability for our members. Something NEW to help us serve you better

Union Rural Electric will soon begin upgrading our electric system. We are investing in new equipment, including new meters, that will help us operate more efficiently, improve reliability, and serve you better. A 500-meter test area will be initiated in …

Routes_LiveUnion Rural Electric will soon begin upgrading our electric system. We are investing in new equipment, including new meters, that will help us operate more efficiently, improve reliability, and serve you better. A 500-meter test area will be initiated in September, and we will continue the upgrades until our entire service territory is completed. We will contract with Chapman Metering to install an estimated 80-100 meters a day. With over 8,000 meters, we expect to complete this project by the end of February 2016. URE’s engineering department has strategically mapped the meter change-out schedule. To keep you informed, will be posting our service territory map with this schedule on our website and social media pages. In addition, when your meter is ready to be changed, you will receive an automated in advance when we will be in your area.

After the installation, you can expect…

Increased efficiency Operating more efficiently helps us keep costs down for our members.

  • With data from the meters coming to our offices, we will be able to read your meter remotely. Remote meter reading and remote reconnects mean co-op employees will spend less time on the road.
  • Older systems are less efficient at distributing power. Now, information coming from the new meters will allow us to monitor the system in near real-time and correct problems and inefficiencies.

Increased reliability New tools for diagnosing problems and disruptions help us improve reliability for our members.

  • With more detailed information about what is happening in the field, we will be able to respond faster to outages: The new meters tell us when and where there is an outage or disturbance.
  • With more data, we can also improve power quality by reducing the number of spikes, blinks and surges.
  • More data enables us to provide more accurate information about outages and restoration times.

New tools to help keep electric bills affordable

  • New meters mean more information for YOU about how you are using electricity. We can help you diagnose problems that lead to high energy bills.

These meters will not affect your kilowatt-hour rate. URE will recoup the investment on the meters with efficiency savings.

Read all about AMI Meters

 

Peak Alert – today Monday Aug. 17 from 2-6

Today is expected to be a “peak day” for electrical demand throughout our 13-state regional transmission network. Simple economics: higher demand = higher cost. Please help us manage our costs, by lowering your electric use during the afternoon hours of …

Today is expected to be a “peak day” for electrical demand throughout our 13-state regional transmission network.

Simple economics: higher demand = higher cost. Please help us manage our costs, by lowering your electric use during the afternoon hours of 2pm to 6pm. Avoid cooking in an electric oven, delay clothes drying, delay clothes and dish washing and use of hot water. And if you can, tap up your air conditioner to 78 degrees. Turn off unnecessary lights.

Thank you for helping!

What’s new at the old coal plant? Google it!

An aging coal-based power plant is hardly retirement-bound. Google will turn the Tennessee Valley Authority facility into a new global data center. Read more

An aging coal-based power plant is hardly retirement-bound. Google will turn the Tennessee Valley Authority facility into a new global data center. Read more