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Load Management Schedule: 11-18-22 & 11-19-22

SWCE has scheduled load controls for members on dual fuel and peak-shave water heating for Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. The schedule is listed below. Thank you for participating in load management. Dual Fuel: 4:30 PM – 7 PM Peak-Shave Water Heating: 4 PM – 8 PM Service #swceSERVICE

Five ways to fight the winter chill and save energy

Courtesy: Abby Berry, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) We all have our favorite season. Some people love crisp, cool weather and bundling up under a favorite blanket, while others prefer the warm temperatures summer brings and all fun outdoor activities that go with it. But there’s one thing we can all agree on: high […]

Manager Connection – Record Capital Credit Equity

By Syd Briggs,General Manager You may have noticed on the front page of this month’s Sparks newsletter, the Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric board of directors approved the retirement of $1.89 million in capital credit equity allocated in 1996, 1997, 2021, and estate settlements in 2022. Our average retirement, or refund, over the past 10 years has […]

Record retirement of capital credit equity approved by Steele-Waseca board of directors

The Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric board of directors, during their Oct. 26 meeting, approved the co-op’s record-breaking retirement of $1.89 million in capital credit equity allocated in 1996, 1997, 2021, and estate settlements for 2022. The previous record was $1.694 million retired in 2021. All current and former member-owners who received electric service from Steele-Waseca during […]

USDA funding available for qualified individuals and families to buy or repair homes

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has funding available for very low- and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area. The Direct Home Loan program offers financing to qualified very-low and low-income applicants that are unable to qualify for traditional financing. No down payment is […]

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