News & Updates
Click here to access the June Highline Newsletter. June's on-line spot your number is 378 and 410. There are two on-line numbers because there were only three in the print version.
Scammers are at it again!
June 12, 2015 - We have received warnings from two other cooperatives about phone scams happening this week. BENCO in Mankato warned us about a phone scam where a recorded message informed one of their members that a representative from their cooperative would be available to do a "power inspection" at their home on a specific day and time. Eventually during the call the person is asked to provide credit card information.
Another scam being reported by Hawkeye Electric just across the boarder in Iowa is one where the scammer threatens to shut off power immediately if they don't make a payment over the phone.
Please be vigilant and remember that our member service representatives do not accept payments over the phone. If you receive a suspicious call, please contact us immediately at (800) 214-2694.
Pole Inspections to be performed by Osmose Utilities Services
People’s Energy Cooperative has hired Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. to complete pole inspections on distribution lines in the eastern portion of our service area. The inspections are planned to begin on June 15 and should take approximately ten weeks to complete. Click here for more details.
We're in Phase III - Regulatory Approval of acquiring Alliant's electric service territory in southern Minnesota. SMEC and Alliant received verbal approval for the sale from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on April 30, 2015. Click here for more information on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
The next round of Operation Round Up grant applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015, to be considered for third quarter 2015 grant money. For more details and an application, click here.
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