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You're not Alone in the Dark

Electricity powers our lives. We depend on it for nearly everything we do. So we understand how frustrating it can be when you’re left in the dark. Power outages are never convenient. It takes a lot of hands to keep your power on, and even more hands to get it up and running when an outage occurs. Coleman County Electric Cooperative works hard to restore your electric service when outages occur, but there are necessary steps to take to ensure that power is restored to the majority of members as quickly, and safely, as possible.

 

Roger Bryan 

Roger Bryan

1932 - 2017

Coleman County Electric Cooperative Board of Directors and employees lost a long-time friend and Director when Roger Bryan passed away on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. He served on the Board of Directors of Coleman Electric Cooperative for over 32 years and served as the President of the Board for over 13 years. Roger also served on the Board of Directors for Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, the cooperative’s Generation and Transmission Cooperative, for many years. 

He was a farmer and crop insurance agent in the Norton area, where he lived his entire life. Roger and his wife, Frances, are members of the Ninth Street Church of Christ where he has been a deacon in the church for 31 years. Roger was also a member of the Norton Lions Club where he recently received his 60-year service pin.

Roger is survived by his wife, Frances of Norton; his children, Pam Thomason and husband, Dwight, of Midland, Tabitha Rachel of Abilene, and Sanford Roger Bryan of Austin. Also surviving are grandchildren, Bryan Helm, Brady Helm and wife Jamie, Tanner and Brandy Thomason, Cody, Jason, and Brandon Rachel; and great-grandchildren, Brody and Catherine Helm.

Our deepest sympathies go to Frances and the family. Coleman County Electric Cooperative will miss Roger’s leadership and his many years of dedicated service to our cooperative.

 

10 Reasons To Apply for Youth Tour

For students to win a trip to Washington, D.C., Coleman County Electric Cooperative will hold an interview contest for high school students, and the winning students get to attend the Government-in-Action Youth Tour on June 7-16th, 2017.

Students: Here are 10 reasons to apply today!

1. It’s free. CCEC completely covers the cost of Youth Tour for the contest winners. With airfare, hotel accommodation, meals and attractions, the trip is valued at more than $2,500 per student.

2. It’s fun. You’ll spend days touring the most popular attractions in D.C., including memorials, monuments and museums. You’ll go on a dinner and dancing cruise on the Potomac River, attend a performance at the Kennedy Center and explore an important city. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you don’t want to miss!

3. You get to travel. You get to leave your summer job, siblings and routine behind for a 10-day trip!

4. You meet new people. More than 1,700 teens from across the nation attend Youth Tour, including about 125 from Texas, sponsored by electric cooperatives all over the state. You’ll make new friends as you travel and experience the nation’s capital with your fellow students.

5. You get a classic American experience. Washington, D.C., is a place like no other. It’s rich in history and heritage. That’s why Youth Tour was created more than 50 years ago, inspired by then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, to give youths the opportunity to discover “what the flag stands for and represents.” 

6. You learn a lot. You’ll be surrounded by museums and attractions that focus on science, art, history, space, American culture and so much more. There’s a lot to take in, but you’ll return home with a ton of newfound knowledge.

7. You can gain leadership experience. All Youth Tour participants can apply to be on the national Youth Leadership Council. One student is selected from each state, and all members of the YLC return to D.C. in July for a leadership workshop through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

8. You can make your voice heard. During Youth Tour, you’ll get to spend a day on Capitol Hill and meet with your congressional representatives and their staff members. That means you’ll get face time with some of the most powerful people in the nation and an opportunity to talk about issues that are important to you and your community.

9. You can put Youth Tour on your college application and résumé. If you’re planning to continue your education after high school, Youth Tour can help make you stand out. It offers experiences that can shape your college application and essays, and your career path.

10. You connect with opportunity. Youth Tour alumni get plugged into the co-op community and are in a great position to learn about scholarships, internships and jobs offered through the electric cooperative network.

This Government-in-Action Youth Tour takes place June 7-16th.

Did those 10 reasons convince you? To apply, eligible entrants must:

  • Be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade;
  • Be a dependent of a CCEC member with permanent resident status in the co-op’s service area, or attend a school served by the co-op; and
  • Submit an application where you will then be judged in an interview over the questions provided in the application packet.

To learn more on the application process for the Youth Tour, please click here.

Applications must arrive at CCEC by February 15th, 2017.  

For more information about Youth Tour, visit YouthTour.org and TexasYouthTour.com or contact a Youth Tour Coordinator at 325-625-2128. 

 

CCEC Partners with TransWorld Network, Corp to bring High Speed Internet Service to the Area

Coleman County Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce high-speed Internet and digital phone services are now available in several communities throughout the CCEC territory.  The first communities to have this new service available are Miles, Lawn and Lake Coleman.  TWN, who partners with CCEC to provide this service, will continue building network infrastructure throughout the area with construction in the communities of Novice, Ballinger, Talpa, Santa Anna and Coleman next on the schedule. Several speed and pricing options will be available that include plans with the ability to stream media from popular content sites such as Netflix and Amazon.

Clint Gardner, Chief Executive Officer of Coleman County Electric Cooperative states: “CCEC is excited about our partnership with TWN to bring high-speed Internet services to the residents and businesses in our area. TWN has a proven record in partnering with electric cooperatives and we have confidence they will bring their expertise to us and provide the needed internet service. They will bring this high-speed service to our members & non-members in our service area and surrounding communities.  I am very happy that our area will benefit from the availability of reliable and affordable services.”

This high-speed, fixed wireless Internet service called Wi-Power® is designed to serve customers in areas that are typically underserved by communication or internet services.  Colin Wood, CEO of TWN expressed, "This is a great opportunity to bring better service options to CCEC members and non-members in the area.  You do not have to be a member of Coleman County Electric Cooperative to apply to the new TWN internet. We look forward to bringing additional value and service options to the area."

Wi-Power users receive a high-speed connection to the Internet with available download speeds up to 15 Mbps for residential customers and customized service options for business customers of 100 Mbps or more. Wi-Power does not require satellite systems, a cable connection or even local phone service.

CCEC will continue to provide updates as new service areas become available.

About Coleman County Electric Cooperative:

Coleman County Electric Cooperative (CCEC) provides rural West Central Texas with electricity. They serve close to 4,000 miles of line and approximately 9,000 meters in service, CCEC's service area stretches over 8 counties, including Coleman, Runnels, Concho, Tom Green, Brown, Callahan, Taylor, and Coke. As a cooperative, CCEC is a non-profit, member owned, and member controlled organization. 

About TransWorld Network, Corp.

TWN currently partners with electric cooperatives throughout the country to provide cooperative branded communication programs to the members & non-members in their service area and surrounding communities. Product offerings include Internet & digital phone services and managed services for complex business accounts all branded on behalf of its’ electric cooperative partners.

To make an application for service, call 844-660-7400

 

Energy Efficiency Displays

We have a great display of modules in our front office, that gives you a hands on learning experience on what you can do to help save money on your electric bill.

  • Lighting Comparison - See how much energy different light bulbs really use
  • Insulation Comparison - Learn about different insulation R-Value and air penetration properties 
  • Wall Section - Dynamically observe proper and improper methods of sealing against infiltration

 

 

Home Efficiency Analysis Tool

We know saving energy often means saving money, but did you know that having an energy efficient home can help even more? Making energy efficiency improvements is easy, too! Tell us a bit about your home and we'll give you quick tips and fixes, designed around your space, to help you cut down on your energy costs. Visit http://homeefficiency.touchstoneenergy.com/ to utilize this great tool from Touchstone Energy! 

 

 

Early Retirements of Patronage Capital Belonging to Estates
The retirement of patronage capital is an essential part of operating on a cooperative basis.  Coleman County Electric Cooperative is offering early retirements of patronage capital belonging to estates of deceased members as long as the financial condition of CCEC is not impaired. Since such retirements will occur prior to when patronage capital would generally be retired, early retirements will be on a discounted basis. 

If you are interested in the procedures for early discounted retirements for a deceased member, please contact the office at (800)560-2128 or (325)625-2128 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. We can estimate the discounted retirement amount due and send you a list of documents needed to close the patronage account.

 

Savings At Your Finger Tips
The Touchstone Energy Together We Save app is a tool designed to cut your costs and better connect you to your cooperative. With its easy navigation and customizable features, this free app is a staple to the informed member/consumer.     

 



                      

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