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From the CEO
The cooperative difference is at work in being able to give back to each of our member-owners last month with a consolidation savings adjustment.

If you weren’t aware, FreeState Electric Cooperative (FEC) passed back $400,000 to our members in the form of a bill credit that appeared on your February bill. Each member’s portion was based on the individual member’s usage for the entirety of 2017.

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.
Communications Department
Within the various departments at FreeState Electric Cooperative that work together to bring you power, one department’s purpose is to help bridge the gap between our cooperative and the communities and members we serve—our communications team.

Although the communications department is one of the smallest consisting of only two employees, their role in reaching out to our membership is vital to FreeState’s success. In between planning community and member appreciation events, the annual meeting, managing social media and website content, writing and sending newsletters, our communications team strives to ensure our members remain the priority.

FreeState Electric Cooperative (FEC) will begin a meter update for all East District members currently enrolled in the Time of Use (TOU) program. FreeState expects these updates to begin in mid-February and be completed by May 1.

This will be a non-invasive update and members will experience a brief power outage during the update.

FreeState will be making every effort to contact members directly. We realize there is a broad timeframe for the update, so members requiring an update will likely receive a phone call when our technician will be in your area.

Members with questions on the upgrade are encouraged to contact FreeState at 1-800-794-1989 or
FreeState Electric Cooperative’s priority is safety. We want to keep everyone safe from electrical hazards. Whether you are working in the field, moving oversized items, or building something new, FreeState should be a part of your plans for your safety .

Overhead power lines are necessary to deliver electricity, but they can also be deadly if not treated with caution and respect. FreeState urges everyone to watch out for electrical hazards.

It is the members responsibility to let FreeState know if power lines or electrical equipment need to be moved to accommodate oversized equipment. Contact us to speak to someone about line clearance, and projects that require oversized equipment, digging, or moving.  

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FreeState Electric Cooperative
Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications
McLouth | Topeka
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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