Manager’s Message – September 2018
Down the Line
Dear Co-op Community Members:
Have you ever asked yourself how Lane Electric knows how much power it needs to buy? I know it may not be the most burning question on your mind, but it can be a fun and informative question to ask. For instance, would Lane Electric have enough power if every- one reading this turned on all their lights, dishwashers, home heating and clothes dryers at the same time? The answer is yes!
We plan and build for peak moments like what I just described so we are always able to meet our members’ power needs. We plan for power needs by looking at past use trends by time of day and season. We also ask you—our members—about how you use electricity, so we can see subtle trends in our memberships’ changing energy use. This month, some of you will be randomly selected to answer a survey that helps us understand our future power needs. The survey looks like this:
In the article “A Survey in Your Future“, you can learn more about this survey and how it plays an important role in our power resource planning.
If you receive a survey, please take the time to thoughtfully complete it and return it in the postage-paid envelope.
Thank you in advance for being a part of your co-op’s planning.
Matt Michel, General Manager