HILCO Electric Cooperative

HILCO Electric is a member owned, not for profit, electric cooperative that provides its members with low-cost, dependable power. Combined with efficient management , we offer electric service with promptness and professionalism. Originating in 1936 with a handful of members in the area, HILCO serves Hill, Johnson, McLennan, Ellis, and Dallas Counties with over 2,800+ miles of overhead and underground distribution lines.

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Next Board Meetings is July 30, 2015

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July demand records continue, ERCOT requests conservation during today’s peak AUSTIN, TX, July 30 – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, is asking electric consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible during the 3-7 p.m. peak demand hours today. Electric demand this week has reached three consecutive July records, breaking 67,000 megawatts (MW) for the first time since 2011 on Wednesday, July 29, when demand stayed above 67,000 MW for three consecutive hours, peaking at 67,590 MW during the hour ending at 5 p.m. “Although we have been able to keep up with these July records this week, we currently project somewhat higher demand during today’s peak hours,” said Dan Woodfin, ERCOT director of System Operations. ““Some additional plants have experienced unplanned outages, and we are expecting less wind generation during today’s peak.” Consumers can help ensure the system is able to continue serving current power needs by taking the following steps to reduce demand on the system during the 3-7 p.m. peak demand hours: Turn off all unnecessary lights, appliances and electronic equipment. When at home, close blinds and drapes that get direct sun, set air conditioning thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, and use fans to cool the air. When away from home, set air conditioning thermostats to 85 degrees and turn all fans off before you leave. Block the sun by closing blinds or drapes on windows that will get direct sun. Do not use your dishwasher, laundry equipment, hair dryers, coffeemakers, or other home appliances during the peak hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Avoid opening refrigerators or freezers more than necessary. Use microwaves for cooking instead of an electric range or oven. Set your pool pump to run in the early morning or late evening, not during peak demand hours. “This is a precautionary measure to help ensure we can maintain overall reliability during this high-demand period,” said Woodfin. “Voluntary conservation, especially during the late afternoon and early evening hours, can help us ensure reliability throughout the ERCOT grid.”

HILCO Linemen brought back some hardware from the 19th Annual Texas Lineman's Rodeo. 3rd Place – Overall in Coop Division – Lance, Brandon and Kane 3rd Place – URD Event – Michael G, Clayton and Chris B. 1st Place – Insulator Change Event – Michael G, Clayton and Chris B. 3rd Place – Speed Climbing Event – Michael Grisham Congratulations, guys!

HILCO Linemen brought back some hardware from the 19th Annual Texas Lineman's Rodeo. 3rd Place – Overall in Coop Division – Lance, Brandon and Kane 3rd Place – URD Event – Michael G, Clayton and Chris B. 1st Place – Insulator Change Event – Michael G, Clayton and Chris B. 3rd Place – Speed Climbing Event – Michael Grisham Congratulations, guys!

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