By Peter Niagu, Energy Advisor
Solar is a very big topic these days. And unfortunately, it is not black and white. Meaning, that solar is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. One of the most asked questions is, “will solar save me money on my electric bill?” In short, yes it will. However, you must ask yourself, at what cost, and what is the projected savings in years? Solar payback can be anywhere from less than 10 years to more than 20 years. I have been seeing about a 15–18 year payback the last couple of years.
This article summarizes two major issues occurring in the electric utility industry in mid-2022.
According to various news sources, like the Wall Street Journal and NBC, propane prices are climbing due to strong overseas demand and tighter production.
“Americans who rely on propane for heating are facing the most expensive winter in years, as prices for the fuel jump to the highest since 2014,” a Sept. 15 Bloomberg news article states.
Interested in transitioning to an electric vehicle? Electric cooperatives are investing in EV programs to help our members reach their energy goals.
Many co-ops have implemented educational outreach programs and instituted EV and home charger rebate programs. Some provide home installation services and incentives. Here at PPEC, we are researching options like these and possibly event off-peak EV charging rates.
Agriculture is the backbone of our country, and our livelihood greatly depends on the crops provided by American farmers. In addition to being one of the most labor-intensive professions, farming is also considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.
The hard work and exhaustive labor are tough but rushing the job to save time can be extremely dangerous––even deadly––when farming near electrical equipment.
With summer right around the corner, like many of you, we welcome more opportunities to be outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. Summertime brings many of our favorite activities like cooking out with family and friends, afternoons on the water and simply slowing down a bit to enjoy life.
But summer months also make conditions right for dangerous storms. These potential weather events can cause destruction to our electrical system. PPEC wants you to know that crews are ready and standing by to respond should power outages occur in our area.
February 2021 Texas Power Plunge
Synopsis (provided by Ohio's Electric Cooperatives)
Weather in the Midwest can be unpredictable, especially during the winter months. That’s why you should prepare for dangerous situations before a storm hits.