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CEO Message


EV’s and technology changes impacting our industry Those of you who attended our annual meeting may remember


the mention of changing technologies and the rapid pace of their impact on the utility industry.


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now average near 30 mpg. You may think that these rapid shifts in technology are new, but they’re really not. In just 13 years, the HQWLUH KRUVH DQG EXJJ\ LQGXVWU\ ZDV UHSODFHG E\ JDV SRZHUHG DXWR mobiles. The rapid change and adoption of new technologies is not new, however, today it effects virtually every aspect of our lives.


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different types of alternative energy sources that will impact our FRRSHUDWLYH LQ WKH QHDU IXWXUH ,W LV LPSRUWDQW WR NQRZ WKDW ZRUOG ZLGH FKDQJHV LQ WKH HOHFWULF LQGXVWU\ ZLOO KDYH D WULFNOH GRZQ HIIHFW LQ \RXU ORFDO FRRSHUDWLYH , VD\ WKLV WR OHW \RX WKH PHPEHUV NQRZ WKDW \RXU FR RS HPSOR\HHV DQG ERDUG PHPEHUV DUH QRW RQO\ LQWHU ested in meeting your needs by keeping the lights on, but we also want to be your trusted source for modern technology and the ev HU FKDQJLQJ HOHFWULF LQGXVWU\ $V DOZD\V LI \RX KDYH DQ\ TXHVWLRQV or concerns about this or any other cooperative business, know that we are always available for those inquiries.


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