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CEO’s Message — October 2021

Celebrating National Cooperative Month When Benjamin Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence, he reportedly said, “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.” That recognition of the need to work together may be why Franklin, in 1752, founded the first successful cooperative in the United States: the Philadelphia Contributionship […]

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CEO’s Message — August 2021

Planning and Preparing for Wildfire Season More than 5 million acres burned in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada last year, making 2020 the most active fire year on record for the West Coast. Extreme windstorms instigated catastrophic wildfires that burned millions of acres, taking human life and destroying thousands of homes. Forecasters predict another hot, […]

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CEO’s Message — July 2021

Empowering Our Members From the perspective of most businesses, some of Wells Rural Electric Company’s (WREC’s) decisions might not make sense. For example, our energy-efficiency and conservation programs try to help you use less of the main product we sell. But since WREC is a not-for-profit cooperative, helping our members get the most out of […]

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CEO’s Message — June 2021

Director Nominations Nominations for three seats on Wells Rural Electric Company’s (WREC) Board of Directors open Monday, June 14, 2021. Director seats subject to election are currently held by incumbents Orlin Kidner, Ouida Madison, and Bob Wilcox. Nominations must only be made on the 2021 Board of Directors Election Nomination Form available at all WREC […]

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CEO’s Message — May 2021

Texas is a Mess Safety around electricity is always a good idea, but when spring comes—and we finally get to spend more time outside—it’s essential to revisit some of the dos and don’ts. It only takes one careless moment for tragedy to strike. Electricity constantly seeks a path to ground. A tall piece of machinery, […]