February 2013

Happy New Year! Thank you for being a member-owner of SEMO Electric Cooperative. On behalf of my co-workers, we look forward to serving you in 2013. We wish you peace, happiness and abundant good health in the new year.

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson
As a member-owner of SEMO Electric, you may have noticed U. S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson’s (R-MO) decision to accept the opportunity to become National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) next chief executive officer (CEO). She will assume her new position on March 1.
 
We should be proud as she will continue to represent southeast Missouri in her role as NRECA’s CEO. Her success will be our success as we work together to improve your quality of life with safe, reliable and reasonably-priced electricity.

Congratulations and best wishes to Rep. Emerson.

Farmers and Irrigators
In 2012, SEMO Electric saw significant growth in irrigation load and we continue to install new services. If you plan to add new irrigation pivots or pumps or would like to discuss switching to electricity, please give us a call (800-813-5230) so the service will be ready when you need it. We appreciate the business.

Bill Shock
Last month we discussed avoiding bill shock since residential member-owners used 20% less electricity during the 2012 winter than during the 2011 winter. If the upcoming winter is colder than last year, member-owners may experience bill shock. When you receive your monthly bill, please take a moment to look in the top right corner of your electric bill. Each month, we provide usage history – by kWh – that reports how much electricity was used compared to last year.  This is the first thing to look at if the bill seems higher than you expected.

If you have questions about your account, please stop by Bloomfield or Sikeston or call us. Team SEMO will continue to work hard to provide you with safe, reliable and reasonably-priced electricity.

Be smart. Act safe.

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