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CEO’s Message – August 2022

The Reliable Energy Source to Hit Back at Inflation Global supply chain disruptions combined with labor shortages and skyrocketing inflation have dramatically increased the cost of goods and services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of June, the consumer price index had risen 9.1% over the past year. This is the largest increase […]

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CEO’s Message – July 2022

Wildfire Season Is Coming While some wildfires are caused by lightning, approximately 90% are caused by human error. Many times, wildfires occur when campfires are left unattended, debris is burned improperly or cigarettes are carelessly discarded. A wildfire can grow rapidly out of control when the three following elements are present: oxygen, fuel, and a […]

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CEO’s Message – June 2022

Nominations Open for WREC Board Nominations for four seats on Wells Rural Electric Company’s (Company) Board of Directors will open on Monday, June 13, 2022. Director seats subject to election are currently held by incumbents Jon Dahl, Scott Egbert, Fred Montes de Oca and Jim Whited. Nominations must only be made on the 2022 Board […]

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CEO’s Message – May 2022

Beware of Scams; Call WREC The recent trial of Theranos’ founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes in a U.S. court for fraud captured my attention. The level of deception, hundreds of millions of dollars bilked and the number of people scammed is stunning. You can learn many lessons from the trial, but one, in particular, […]

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CEO’s Message — March 2022

Cybersecurity and Your Co-op Last November, a small electric cooperative in Colorado became the victim of a cybersecurity attack that paralyzed the co-op’s payment processing, billing, and other internal systems. Industry news reported the co-op suffered a massive data loss and likely was the victim of ransomware, a type of malware that threatens to publish […]