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#ThankALineman on April 10, 2017

Lineworkers serve on the frontlines of our nation’s energy needs, and on April 10, 2017, Northfork Electric Cooperative will honor the men and women who work in challenging and often dangerous conditions to keep the lights on.

We are proud to recognize all electric lineworkers for the services they perform around the clock in difficult conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety.

NFEC Implements New Rate Schedule

This month, Northfork Electric will implement a rate increase for all member-consumers — for the first time in more than seven years. “We value our members and place a strong emphasis on providing them with exceptional service. To maintain the quality, reliability and integrity of the services we provide, it is necessary for us to adjust our pricing structure,” Scott Copeland, NFEC General Manager, said.

How renters can fight the winter chill

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 33 percent of Americans lease their homes. Unfortunately, many lease agreements forbid major alterations to rental properties. But don’t worry, renters! Consider using these low-cost, energy-efficient tips from Northfork Electric to improve the efficiency of your home this winter.

Hot savings

Heating the home typically makes up about 48 percent of your utility bill. Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter – Energy.gov recommends 68 degrees Fahrenheit to boost energy efficiency. 

Electrical safety warning for Pokémon Go players

Northfork Electric Cooperative and other utilities are reminding players of Pokémon Go to stay away from electric substations, power plants and other electric equipment. The new smartphone-based augmented reality game sends players to real world places to “catch” Pokémon.

NFEC to Host Open House

Students Return from Energy Camp

Merritt School students, Loren Ballard and Aaron Ligon, have recently returned from the 2016 Rural Electric “YouthPower Energy Camp,” where they served as delegates from Northfork Electric Cooperative.

Jimmy Taylor Earns NRECA Director Gold Credentials

     Jimmy Taylor, Northfork Electric Cooperative board president, has been awarded the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) top Director Gold credential. Mr.

Northfork Electric Reporting 3,500 Outages

As of 10:00 a.m. Dec. 28, more than 3,500 Northfork Electric members are without power. Like many electric utilities across the state, the cooperative suffered extensive damage due to the recent winter blizzard. Ice accumulation on power lines combined with 60 mph wind gusts resulted in roughly 150 broken poles across NFEC’s service territory.    

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