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801 - Energy Conservation


I.          OBJECTIVE


To establish policy concerning wise and efficient use and conservation of energy by the Cooperative and its member-consumers.


II.         CONTENT


A.The Cooperative shall dedicate a reasonable amount of resources to encourage energy conservation by:


1.Constantly evaluating the Cooperative's own energy use practices in its headquarters facilities and vehicle operations in order to minimize energy waste through conservation, temperature control and other measures.


2.Providing specialized training for employees and an adequate information program for member-consumers to help them understand what they can do to meet energy needs in the most productive, beneficial and efficient manner possible.


3.Encouraging the input of consumers, employees and public for ideas on energy conservation and utilization.


4.Taking advantage of every opportunity to discuss with or contact member-consumers to promote the wise and efficient use of energy through conservation measures, adequate insulation, weatherization, energy efficient appliances and equipment, as well as other uses in the home, on the farm and in business.


5.Informing member-consumers, employees and public of the importance of energy conservation through continued use of our newsletter, articles and ads in local newspapers, local radio, the Cooperative’s webpage on the Internet, and the use of pamphlets and special mailings when advisable.


6.Cooperating with and continuing the utilization of federated services, between our power supply Cooperatives and member systems, to achieve maximum results through coordinated alternate energy research, load management and conservation programs.


7.Cooperating with governmental agencies in carrying out directives and programs relative to energy conservation.




The General Manager is responsible for administering this policy and for recommending to the Board any changes deemed desirable.


EFFECTIVE DATE:   April 19, 2001


DATE ADOPTED:     April 19, 2001

DATE REVIEWED:   August 20, 2009

DATE REVIEWED:   May 23, 2013

DATE REVIEWED:   June 19, 2014


ATTESTED:   __________________________________

Chris Hofer, Secretary