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New Rate Structure Coming January 2016

Community Electric Cooperative’s (CEC) Board of Directors and executive staff continuously monitor the financial stability of the co-op to determine if or when a rate increase is necessary. An independent, experienced firm recently conducted a cost-of-service study for the Cooperative to determine what our actual costs are and how rates need to be structured to more accurately reflect those costs.

Safety Is Top Priority For CEC

Community Electric takes a great deal of pride in providing an extremely high level of reliability, with safety being the number one priority. The Cooperative’s mission, “to safely provide our members exceptional, courteous, and reliable services, at a competitive cost,” is not a statement taken lightly.

New Scam Mimics Google Calendar

New Scam Mimics Google Calendar
By Michael W. Kahn | ECT Staff Writer Published: February 17th, 2015

If a Google Calendar invitation pops up in your inbox, and it claims to be from your electric cooperative, you would be wise to call the co-op before clicking on it. Luckily, some members of a Colorado co-op did just that when they received an email that flunked the sniff test.

Scam Tries To Lure Co-Op Members From Home

Scam Tries to Lure Co-op Member from Home

By Michael W. Kahn | ECT Staff Writer Published: June 3rd, 2014

Most scams targeting electric cooperative members revolve around separating them from their hard-earned cash. But in Wisconsin, there's a new scam that apparently targets their homes and belongings.

An electric cooperative member was the target of scammers who apparently wanted her to leave her house.

Payment Scam Warning

National Email Scam Hitting Inboxes

From Electric Co-op Today January 28th, 2014

A nationwide email scam is targeting utility customers, including electric cooperative members, by sending bogus invoices directing them to a virus-infected site.

Fake electric utility invoices with malware links are hitting customers’ inboxes.

The fraudulent billing message tells customers that their utility bill is ready and provides a hyperlink to view it. And that’s where the trouble begins.

Payment Scam Warning

Community Electric Cooperative (CEC) has recently learned of efforts by scam artists who are trying to take your money.  Scammers are calling people and claiming to work for a local electric company.  The callers tell people that they’re late on their bill and that their service will be cut off if they don’t pay immediately.  They then instruct people to purchase a prepaid debit card to pay their bill and call them back at a toll-free number and give the card number.  Thieves then drain the value from the card. 

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