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A business owner in our service area has alerted us to a scam in which a caller, claiming to represent ECE, threatened to shut off the electricity unless he immediately made a payment on his account. This is a scam. Be cautious if anyone insists on an immediate payment of any kind. Hang up and contact us at 1-800-254-7944 to verify your account status and report the scam.

Can you help us find these former members?
ECE is trying to find current addresses for former members to refund unclaimed Capital Credits. Download the Former Member List and if you know anyone listed and have their current address, please call 763-691-2001 or 1-800-254-7944, ext. 2001, and leave a detailed message.
Updated 7/30/18

Pole testing
RAM Utilities LLC has started testing poles on ECE’s system. The proposed areas of work are in Kanabec, Pine and Chisago counties. Approximately 8,000 poles will be tested. The results provide us with data we need to schedule pole replacement or maintenance.

Make summer a season of fun: Choose safety
Summer propels us into the outdoors and puts carefree fun at the top of our to-do list. When you pitch a tent or pack a camper, pump up the pool toys or paddle a boat on your favorite lake, you may not be thinking about the safety hazards that can come with the season. We’re here to help with electrical safety reminders for a summer full of good times.

Take a swat at controlling high summer energy bills
As surely as summer brings mosquitos, it means higher bills for many members. We have several suggestions for helping to minimize the impact summer can have on your energy budget.

‘Together, we are co-op strong’ is theme for ECE Annual Meeting
With “Together, We Are Co-op Strong” as the theme, more than 350 East Central Energy (ECE) members and guests attended their cooperative’s 82nd annual meeting. The event was held April 19 at the Braham Event Center and via live video at the Superior Operations Center.


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