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We’re watching the weather.  With the heavy news coverage, you likely are too. As you may have read, the ERCOT market is expecting demand to exceed what was seen last year. But they expect more generation to remain online. Therefore, a repeat of the 2021 grid event is not expected. Because ERCOT has been in…

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Planned Power Outage – Monday, January 17, 2022 

Pardon our progress.  On Monday, January 17, there will be a planned power outage affecting about 1,200 meters east of Mineola in the Hoard region.  This outage could last 3 to 5 hours and will begin around 8:00 a.m. This outage marks the beginning of the construction process for a new substation that will offer much more reliability, while accommodating future load growth. During construction the load will be served by a mobile…

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OUTCOME OF STORM DEBT & PCRF ADJUSTMENT

Minimal monthly impact of $3.00 per 1,000 kWh In past communications, we relayed that based on finalized costs and the ability to defer over time, we would develop a plan and make final adjustments for the over $37 million incurred for power cost due to Winter Storm Uri in February. We had also hoped that…

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WCEC Awards $15,000 to East Texas Students

A panel of 3 independent judges recently awarded $15,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors as part of Wood County Electric Cooperative’s (WCEC) “Power My World” scholarship program.  Fifteen high school students residing within WCEC’s 9-county service area will each receive a $1,000 scholarship for continuing education. This program is funded by unclaimed capital…

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$45,000 IN GRANTS POURED INTO FOUR LOCAL NON-PROFITS

The board of directors of the Wood County Electric Charitable Foundation recently awarded $45,000 to 4 organizations that serve the citizens of Wood County Electric Cooperative’s 9-county service territory. The total amount given to local groups since the first donation in 2017 has now reached $403,707. The WCECF is funded by WCEC members through Operation…

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