MiEnergy Cooperative to host blood drive November 26

Rushford, MN (9 a.m. Nov. 7, 2018)— MiEnergy Cooperative will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, Nov. 26 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its office at 31110 Cooperative Way, Rushford, Minn.

For information or to make an appointment to donate, call 800-733-2767 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code MiEnergy. Appointments make it easy for planning purposes, but walk-ins are always welcome.

Local electric co-op launches battery pilot project

MiEnergy Cooperative recently launched an innovative pilot project to test the benefits of battery storage. As part of the pilot, four 16 kilowatt-hour smart battery storage systems are being installed at homes of co-op members.

“We want to gain a better understanding of battery technology on a small scale, like a residential home,” said Brian Krambeer, MiEnergy’s president/CEO. “We will be testing the batteries for use as a tool for energy management. It’s an opportunity to see how it could benefit our members.”

Door-to-door scammer in rural Hokah- Claiming to be from utility and asks to see copy of electric bill

Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN  9 a.m. September 28, 2018)— MiEnergy Cooperative has been notified of a possible scam. A member contacted the cooperative today about a man that had stopped by their residence in rural Hokah. The person claimed to be from an electric utility (not MiEnergy) and asked to see a copy of their electric bill and explained they were eligible to save 11 percent.  The member told the man the spouse took care of the bills and a copy was not available.

Door-to-door scammer in rural Winona area: Claims co-op billing error and 11% credit available

Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN  10:30 a.m. September 14, 2018)— MiEnergy Cooperative has been notified of a possible scam. A member contacted the cooperative today about a man that had stopped by their residence in rural Winona yesterday. The man had a MiEnergy shirt on and claimed there was a billing error and if he could see or have a copy of their electric bill the cooperative would give them an 11 percent credit or rebate. The member told the man the spouse took care of the bills and a copy was not available.

Rushford area lineworkers restore power in Wisconsin

Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN (7:30 a.m. September 5, 2018)— Two crews from MiEnergy Cooperative left August 29 and spent a few days in Wisconsin assisting Oakdale Electric Cooperative, of Tomah, and Vernon Electric Cooperative, of Westby, in restoring power following storms that rolled through on August 27.

Lucas Gravos, Noah Manning, Andy Prinsen and Tony Rislove, all of Rushford, volunteered to help their counterparts and saw firsthand the destruction left behind from the storms.

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