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CEO June Message - 2023

01 June 2023

Providing reliable power to our members is and will always be the top priority for Hill County Electric (HCE). These days, power reliability seems to be making news now more than ever. As the energy industry continues to transition and more segments of the economy are becoming electrified, such as vehicles, machinery and even lawn equipment, additional pressures are being placed on our nation’s electric grid.

Although it may seem counterintuitive, we also maintain power reliability through planned, controlled outages. By carefully cutting power to one part of our local area for a few hours, HCE can perform system repairs and upgrades, which ultimately improve electric service. Planned outages can also be used to balance energy demand, but only in rare circumstances. Rest assured, we will make every effort to notify you in advance of a planned outage, so make sure we have your correct contact information on file to receive the latest emails or texts.

With summer storm season upon us, I thought it would be a good time to tell you about a few measures we’re taking to ensure you continue receiving the reliable power you depend on and deserve. As advancements become more accessible and costs drop, we anticipate using additional technologies to ensure a consistent energy supply while managing the environment. I encourage you to follow HCE on social media so you can learn about the latest co-op updates.

The safety of members and the safety of our linemen and all our employees is always #1.