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From the CEO
We’re starting to see our weather warm up and it is a welcomed change from the prolonged winter we seemed to have earlier this year. As we start thinking about warmer weather, it’s also time to start thinking about conserving electricity, especially on peak demand days. 

Generating Power
FreeState Electric Cooperative recently invested in large industrial generators at the Lakewood Hills and Oskaloosa substations. The purpose of the large investment was to save money through peak demand management. Why? Because generation of our own power during peak demand reduces the amount of energy purchased for members, and that means saving money on the wholesale cost of electricity. 


The annual meeting provides an opportunity for staff to get to know members, and offers information on the day-to-day business at each cooperative office. It is also a chance for members to learn about what is coming in the next year. 


Members will see a bill credit on their June bill for their portion of 2018 retired capital credits. This is for the amounts that were allocated or assigned to members for patronage in specific years to be determined by the board. 


Energy Use Coordinator Matt Lambert will answer questions about energy efficiency, renewables, co-op programs, and everything in between. Email Matt your question and it may be featured in Kansas Country Living or The Signal. FreeState will not use your name if your question is answered in print or online unless you specifically request us to do so. 
FreeState Electric Cooperative
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McLouth | Topeka
1-800-794-1989
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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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