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Did You Know... That water heating is the second-largest user of electricity in the average home? To reduce energy use related to water heating, lower your water heater thermostat setting to 120 degrees F. For each 10-degree reduction in water temperature, you can save 3 to 5 percent in energy costs. Reducing the temperature also slows mineral buildup and corrosion in your water heater and pipes, promoting longer use and more efficient operation.


Congo Squares

2 sticks butter 3 eggs 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 box brown sugar 2 3/4 cups self-rising flour


Melt butter, add sugar, eggs, and flour alternately. Add chocolate chips and bake at 300 degrees F. Congratulations to Maryann Fannin, the most recent winner of our recipe contest! To enter our contest, submit your recipe at or post it to our Facebook page for your chance to win a $25 Visa gift card and have your recipe featured in an upcoming issue of Co-op Currents.


For Dixie Electric Cooperative Member-Owners September 2015

Giving Back to Our Community and Member-Owners

The mission of your cooperative is to provide our member-owners with economical and reliable electric service, and our vision is to improve the quality of life in and around the communities we serve. How do we work to improve the quality of life for those in our area? We offer school programs to benefit students in our area, including our youth tour and scholarship programs. We also conduct food drives and participate in events to benefit local charities that provide crucial resources and services to those in need. To learn more about the programs we offer, visit us online at

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Co-op Energy Efficiency Program Loans and Rebates Help Fund Energy Efficiency Improvements Our Co-op Energy Efficiency Program is designed to help our member-owners manage the cost of installing energy-efficient improvements in their homes. While there is value in practicing no-cost and low-cost measures, the more extensive energy efficiency improvements obviously make a bigger impact on your power bill. The process begins with a FREE energy audit by our member services representative to target efficiency opportunities and decide what upgrades you need to make. The Co-op Energy Efficiency REBATE Program offers rebates for the installation of high-efficiency air-source, dual-fuel or geothermal heat pumps. The Co-op Energy Efficiency LOAN Program offers two low-interest loan options to finance energyefficient home improvements. Financing is dependent upon credit approval. Contact us today to make the first step toward wholehouse energy efficiency.

Monitor Your Energy Use Anytime with a FREE Online Service from Your Cooperative is a free online service from Dixie Electric Cooperative, which allows our residential member-owners to monitor their daily power consumption. After a simple online registration process, you can start monitoring how much electricity you use each day, just like you watch the gas gauge in your car. When you sign up, you can also choose to receive daily usage alerts by e-mail and high usage alerts when your daily usage exceeds a certain threshold that you determine for yourself. To sign up today, go to Once your registration is complete, your usage information is right at your fingertips. Just click through the tabs to learn about your energy use patterns, and go under the settings tab to set up your e-mail alerts. If you have multiple accounts, we will need to assist you with the registration process. Just give us a call and one of our customer service representatives will be glad to assist you.

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