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Demand Rates – Ensuring All Members Pay Their “Fair” Share

When electric cooperative were created 81 years ago, built into the business model was the idea of fairness.  All margins (or profits) that a cooperative has are allocated back to the members each...

New Rate Structure FAQs

Howard Electric Cooperative is implementing a NEW rate structure that gives members more control over their power bill than ever before! By simply reducing energy use during the highest...

Rates Going Up In 2016

Associated Electric Cooperative, the power supplier of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, has announced that rates will be going up in 2016, probably April 1st. As a result, Howard ...

New Demand Rate Structure

Ever since Howard Electric Cooperative was formed in 1936 your cooperative has looked for ways to better serve you…our members.  In that same spirit, we have been working with our rate consultan...

December 2015 Update

I thought I would take this opportunity to update the membership on a few recent developments you might find informative. Recently I was able to attend the Associations of Missouri Electric Coopera...

Understanding Peak Power

You're 60 years old. You and your wife have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. You're building a house and you've got to decide how many bedrooms and bathrooms you want. Your children and grandchildre...

CO2 and Global Warming Part I of 4

When it comes to global warming, I agree with the deniers. Here’s why.

CO2 and Global Warming Part 2 of 4

When it comes to global warming, I agree with the deniers. Well, what exactly are they denying? They deny that the global climate is safer absent man‐made CO2 emissions. Life expectancy...

CO2 and Global Warming Part 3 of 4

When it comes to global warming. I agree with the deniers. I deny that because of an increase in carbon dioxide by one one‐hundredth of one percent, that we will see an increase in catastrophic...

CO2 and Global Warming Part 4 of 4

When it comes to global warming, I agree with the deniers. What are they denying? They are denying that our goal for this planet is to “minimize our impact on our environment at all costs”. On...

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