You Have a Trusted Partner with First Electric
Posted on May 20th, 2020
The utility industry is undergoing rapid change, and technology is paving the way for innovation in the way electricity is used, produced and stored. The changes have created more options for you – our member, but it has also resulted in more scams and misleading information.
New products and services in the industry, like solar provide an opening for companies to provide misleading information. Members are often told if they buy solar they will not pay another electric bill and can cut the cord with their electric company. I like solar and I believe in solar for our future; however, neither of those claims are true. You can read about understanding a solar quote HERE.
First Electric Cooperative is your not-for-profit, member-owned electric provider. We are here for you – to help navigate the changing landscape. We do so by supporting the seven cooperative principles:
1. VOLUNTARY AND OPEN MEMBERSHIP
2. DEMOCRATIC MEMBER CONTROL
3. MEMBERS’ ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION
4. AUTONOMY & INDEPENDENCE
5. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND INFORMATION
6. COOPERATION AMONG COOPERATIVES
7. CONCERN FOR COMMUNITY
Recently, First Electric has noticed an increase in utility phone scams. Typically, the callers are threatening to disconnect your service if you do not pay immediately. First Electric will not call and threaten you – nor will we ask you for payment information. Trust your instincts, if you feel uneasy, hang up and call us directly.
In this ever-changing environment, it is important to remember you have a trusted partner. We work to deliver affordable, reliable and safe energy to you – our member.
Remember, we are just one call or click away, so please reach out with any questions – we are here to help.