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From the CEO
July means the heart of the summer, and with that comes the Kansas heat and the need to stay cool by running the air conditioner during those sweltering days. It’s hard to think about cutting back on energy use when temperatures reach three digits, but in fact, that is the best time to consider saving electricity—even if it is just a little bit.

This year, FreeState Electric Cooperative’s board of trustees approved the retirement of $750,000.

The East District will be receiving credits from years 1984, 1985, 1986, and part of 1987. The West District will be receiving credits from part of 1992. The credits will be applied to the June’s usage bill.

After 12 year’s of dedicated service as a trustee, Larry Meadows, Tonganoxie, retired from his position.

Mark Gratny, Leavenworth, has been reappointed to the FreeState Board of Trustees after Meadows announced his retirement and will serve the remaining 10 months of the term.

Hot Temps Mean Higher Bills
Looking at the graph below we do see some consistency. However, June 2018 is expected to yield electric bills that are higher than last year seeing cooling degree days increase by 28 percent. Not near as high as 2016 and not as dramatic as last month's 236 percent increase (May 2018).

For more information on cooling degree days click here, or contact our energy use coordinator for information on how your family can save during the summer months.
Members should see capital credit retirements on their July bill.
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.
FreeState's Member Relations
Whether using social media, email or phone, our member relations team is dedicated to providing our members with quality service

"The Member Relations Department is the first point of contact for members,” said Jennifer Ping, member relations manager. “Our department consists of the call center, member billing and payment processing, member communications, capital credits and service orders, and any other questions a member may want to be addressed.” Read More
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  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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