Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative provides online communication
The July meeting was opened by Chamber President Brian Rice. He thanked sponsor Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative for sponsoring the luncheon. Willow Spring Mercantile catered the event.
Jennifer Grossl, Communications & Marketing Manager, addressed the luncheon crowd. She reminded everyone that the company provides a real-time outage map during inclement weather.
PCEC serves more than 25,000 active services and 3,000 miles of energized line in Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Platte, and Ray counties.
Jennifer referenced a slide presentation, which included products such as livestock waters, water heaters and whole house surge protectors.
Services now include community solar and wind options. PCEC has self-service fuel stations with one located in Kearney, just west of I-35 and north of Missouri Highway 92.
PCEC maintains a Youth Outreach Program. During 2022: PCEC staff held a school supply drive for local school districts, providing 295 students with school supplies; awarded $3,000 in college scholarships; and held nine safety demonstrations for area students and community members. The company also sponsors an annual Youth Tour Contest, which allows students an opportunity to earn a trip to Washington, D.C., by writing an essay on a topic determined by the co-op, open to high school juniors in our area.
Jennifer pointed out company rebates that are available now:
- Ground Source rebates $750/ton new installations; $150/ton replacement units.
- Dual Fuel rebates $150/ton for new or replacement units.
- Energy Audits $50 fee, refundable if they implement recommendations. Members are also eligible for weatherization rebates of 50%, up to $750.
- Business Lighting rebate program.
- Window A/C rebate $50.
- Advanced thermostats up to $50.
- Heat pump water heaters up to $500.
- In-home level 2 EV chargers up to $250.