Thinking About Three-phase Power?

Tech Talk: So you are thinking about three-phase By Troy Knutson, P.E., Distributed Generation Engineer at Cass County Electric Cooperative Are you thinking about adding or upgrading to three-phase power? Sounds easy enough, right? Just get an electrician to add a few wires and presto, you’re ready to go. We only wish it could be…
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Set It And Forget It – The Benefits Of A Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is one of the quickest, easiest and most inexpensive ways to save on energy bills year-round. The average household spends more than $1,200* in heating and cooling costs. Programmable thermostats – which cost between $50 to $200 – are a smart investment because they can reduce energy costs by as much as…
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Choosing Efficient Settings On Your ENERGY STAR Appliances Can Boost Your Savings

Your ENERGY STAR-qualified clothes washer or dishwasher is energy efficient. That’s why you bought it. But thanks to a choice of settings, you can reduce energy use even further. Here’s a tip that can help you save even more energy – and money – when you use your washing machine or dishwasher. The average American…
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Memories Of A Member

Throughout 2012 we will be including memories from our members in each issue of Highline Notes. These memories are from members who remember when electricity first came to the rural areas. The following is from member Paul Gage: I had bought a farm in 1946 that had never had any form of electrical service. So, with…
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Light Bulb Standards Put On Hold

Congress has delayed the implementation of light bulb energy efficiency standards that would have taken some incandescent bulbs off store shelves in 2012. Republicans successfully included language in a recent spending bill that cuts funding to the U.S. Department of Energy to implement light bulb standards originally laid out in the Energy Independence and Security…
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