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From the CEO
It’s been a year and a half, and we’ve got an annual meeting under our belt as FreeState Electric Cooperative. So now what? The hard part is over, right? Well, not quite. The employees at FreeState are committed to continually improve our programs, service, and the way we serve our members. 

Your Help is Needed
The purpose of this survey is to better understand the needs of our member-owners and how FreeState can further meet your needs. This survey will consist of questions regarding your service, your experiences with FreeState, and how FreeState communicates with our members. 

As warmer weather sets in, our thoughts on keeping the house comfortable switch from heating to cooling. As temperatures rise and air conditioners are switched on, ways to improve energy efficiency at home can help you reduce demand, saving energy and money. 

Making small adjustments in when, where and how you use electricity will help control your energy costs, and it can also help keep temperatures in your home more pleasant on sultry days. 

Out of the millions of miles of electric lines distributing power, many trees are growing in lines that require trimming. Typically, it’s because a tree was planted under, or too close, to the line many years ago.

Only trained professionals should trim trees near power lines.

Trees growing in utility right of ways are maintained by the electric utility, while trees growing into power lines on private property are the responsibility of the owner. 

Meet the Delegates
Congratulations to FreeState Electric Cooperative’s 2018 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp winners! This year, applicants were asked to write an essay about the cooperative difference and why electric cooperatives matter.

We strive to help you better understand the services available to you while getting to know those who are continuously working to provide you with safe, reliable, and efficient power. It is for this reason FreeState chose to develop a year-long series focusing on each of our individual departments and the employees in them that are member-driven.
Engineering Department
FreeState’s engineering department comprises nine individuals who each have a role in providing reliable and safe service to our membership and work closely with the Operation’s tree and line crews to ensure reliability. These tasks range from dispatching linemen for outages, mapping meter locations, maintaining substations, staking power lines, and addressing high bill concerns and renewable resources to members face-to-face. 

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Privacy Policy 
FreeState is a consumer-owned and consumer-controlled electric cooperative. FreeState operates on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of its member-consumers. Accordingly, the Board has adopted this Policy on Privacy of Member-Consumer Information to establish fair information principles for FreeState in carrying out its responsibility to respect the privacy of personally identifiable information about member-consumers.
Notice: FreeState publicly discloses its policies and practices for the collection, maintenance, use, and disclosure of personally identifiable information about member-consumers.            
Statement of Non-Discrimination
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
  FreeState Electric Cooperative, Inc., is not subject to the jurisdiction, regulation, supervision and control of the Kansas Corporation Commission, except as specified in K.S.A. 66-104d(f). 
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