Second Oldest Electric Cooperative In America





   WATER HEATER CREDIT - Pontotoc Electric Power Association is proud to offer a credit of $50 upon the replacement of your hot water heater. For more information on selecting an energy-efficient electric water heater, go to   www.energyright.com/residential/water_heaters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


 NEW HOMES PROGRAM -  One of the best ways to save money on a new home is to build one that’s energy-efficient. You can look forward to year-round savings and comfort when a home is built to the EnergyRight Solutions New Homes Program standards. Whether you’re a contractor or a home owner building your home from scratch, incentives may be available. Contact a Pontotoc Electric Power Association, Member Service Representative, to find out if your home qualifies. 
                       

                                                                                                                                

 HEATING AND COOLING YOUR HOME There’s a lot to consider when buying a heating and cooling system.   
  • Types of heat pump.   Air source, dual-fuel, geothermal — read about the benefits of each type.
  • Choosing a contractor.   These professionals have a proven track record of successful installations.  
  • Selecting a system.   Cost, size and ductwork construction will influence your decision.   

Buying a new heating and cooling system can be confusing. That's why Pontotoc Electric Power Association offers TVA eScore financing options. Register online at www.2escore.com or by phone at 1-855-2eScore (1-855-237-2673) Once you register and acquire your eScore account number, a specialist will assist you with financing options available through eScore. Account registration does not commit you to participate in the program.

 Note: If you start with an approved contractor, you can receive a free energy audit; otherwise, the audit is $75.




        Energy Evaluations:                         

eScore™ is an exciting new Program developed through a partnership between Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Pontotoc Electric Power Association. eScore provides homeowners with a simple way to make existing homes as energy-efficient as possible.

There are two ways for customers to access the program once you have registered. Account registration does not commit you to participate in the program.

1.Find a Quality Contractor: Get started right away! Simply select a contractor from our list and begin making your energy efficiency improvements. The list is available for viewing after you create your account. If you've already had work performed by a contractor, select this path and provide your contractor with your Customer Site ID.

2.Request an eScore Evaluation: Don't know exactly how to make your home more energy efficient? Have an evaluation performed on your home for a fee. Our professional energy advisors will give you a list of recommended improvements. Then, select a contractor off our list to make your energy improvements.
 

 Note: If you start eScore with an approved contractor (eScore provides a list), your energy audit is free; otherwise, the audit is $75. To learn more about the program, click here or call 1-855-2eScore (1-855-237-2673)
 

  

Do-It-Yourself Energy Evaluation - Complete a do-it-yourself energy evaluation, and receive a customized energy report to help you understand where your home is wasting energy. In addition to the energy report, you will receive a free energy conservation kit, which includes:
  • Two compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Outlet and light switch gaskets
  • Filter whistle
  • Two faucet aerators
  • Hot water temperature gauge
  • Home thermometer
  • “How to Save” brochure
 Take the online energy evaluation now! 




   
                                                                                                                        
            
Energy Saving Tips 

  • Caulk and weatherstrip around windows and doors to stop air leaks
  • Seal gaps in floors and walls around pipes and electrical wiring
  • Change air filters monthly
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents – they use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer
  • Install aerating, low-flow faucets and showerheads
  • Fix any leaky faucets – one drop per second can add up to 165 gallons a month
  • Tune-up your heating and cooling system annually to keep it running as efficiently as possible
  • Have your ductwork inspected and repair any leaks
  • Add insulation to your attic, crawl space and any accessible exterior walls
  • Wrap your water heater with insulation or install an insulating blanket
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR® label when replacing large or small appliances
  • Use power strips for home electronics and turn off power strips when equipment is not in use
  • Replace worn-out seals on your refrigerator and freezer
  • Reduce hot water use by taking shorter showers and using cold water for the rinse cycle in your washer
  • Turn off lights, televisions and other appliances when not in use
  • Clean refrigerator coils regularly to keep compressor running efficiently
  • Set the refrigerator temperature at 36° to 39° F and freezer at 0° to 5° F
  • Use the microwave when possible – it cooks faster and doesn’t create as much heat as a stove burner
  • Air-dry dishes instead of using the dishwasher’s heat drying option
  • Run your dishwasher and clothes washer only when full
  • Match the size of your pot or pan to the size of the burner
  • Make sure your dryer’s outside vent is clear and clean the lint filter after every load
  • Keep all windows and doors located near your thermostat closed tightly
  • Keep heat sources such as lamps and appliances away from your thermostat
  • Consider replacing your older model refrigerator, especially if it's over 10 years old, with an ENERGY STAR refrigerator
  • Install foam gaskets behind electric-outlet and switch-plate covers
  • Dry one load of clothes immediately after another to minimize heat loss
  • Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator before cooking
  • Use the oven light to check on progress when cooking or baking
  • Keep your outside air unit clean and clear of debris or weeds
  • Use low-watt bulbs where lighting is not critical
  • Place floor lamps and hanging lamps in corners. The reflection off the walls will give you more light
  • Turn off outdoor lighting during the day. Try timer switches or photoelectric controls if the finger method is a bother
  • Keep your freezer full. The fuller the freezer, the less cold air you lose when opening the door
  • Use the self-cleaning cycle of your oven right after you finish baking. That will give it a head start in heating up
  • Hang on to appliance manuals so you can refer to them for care information and possible energy-saving tips    
     
*The above tips were provided by energy right and can be found along with other energy saving information at www.energyright.com.

 

 


Quick Facts

  • Total Electric Customers: 19,111
  • C~I Customers              <50kW Demand: 3,197
  • C~I Customers                 51-4,999kW Demand: 266
  • C~I Customers         >5,000kW Demand: 1
  • Total System Assets:       $73,145.539
  • Total Taxes Paid FY 2014: $463,609
  • Miles Of Line: 1,708
  • 11 Customers/Mile of Line
  • Average Residential Use: 1,289 kWh/Month
  • Delivery Points: 6
  • Average Load Factor: 61.10%
  • Fulltime Employees: 63
*As of June, 2015