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March 5 is Deadline for FEC Scholarships

Fayette Electric Cooperative will award six $1,500 scholarships to area high school students whose parents or guardians are members of the cooperative and reside in Fayette Electric’s service area.    

The scholarship guidelines and application form may be obtained from area high school counselors or can be downloaded by here.

Scholarship applications must be returned to Fayette Electric’s office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018.  

Fayetteville Sixth-Graders Find Ways to Save Energy and Money

 

Smart consumer choices save money and energy. A group of students from Fayetteville Junior High School now knows more about how to reduce energy use, thanks to insights the group gained by participating in the PowerHouse™ energy investigation program.

Fayette Electric Cooperative (FEC) sponsored the program for sixth-graders in Mitch Madden’s science class at the school.

Fayette EC Warns of Bill Payment Scam

Fayette Electric Cooperative is urging caution this week after its members were specifically targeted in a recent phone scam.  Unknown callers, claiming to be cooperative employees, are demanding immediate payment for alleged delinquent bills with the threat of disconnecting the member’s electric service. 

These calls are part of a utility fraud scheme that has been a growing concern for utilities across Texas and the nation for the past several years. 

Students: Apply Now to Win Trip to DC

You’re a Texas high school student.  You’re smart; you have big dreams.  Maybe you’ve never been out of the state, and maybe you’ve never flown on a plane, but you want to travel – experience a big city, visit historic landmarks and meet people, and not just fellow high school students but influential public figures, like U. S. representatives. 

10 Reasons to Apply for Youth Tour

High school students can win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 6 – 15, 2018 through Fayette EC.  Apply now!  

You could stay home next summer, or you could kick it off with a 10-day trip to Washington, D.C.  On Youth Tour, you’ll stand humbled by national memorials and get inspired by leaders.  You’ll love it so much that you’ll weep when it’s over.  Need more convincing?  Here are 10 reasons to apply for Fayette Electric Cooperative’s Youth Tour. 

Co-op to Sponsor Students on Trip to DC

High school students can win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 6 – 15, 2018 through your electric cooperative.  Apply now!  

The Government-in-Action Youth Tour is a youth leadership program sponsored by Fayette Electric Cooperative and organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. For more than 50 years, electric cooperatives across the state and nation have been sending young adults to the nation’s capital for an action-packed tour.

Protecting customers from utility scammers

Gas and electric utility companies across the United States and Canada are joining forces to protect customers from the long-running scam targeting customers of utility service providers.

The Utilities United Against Scams collaboration has designated November 16th as “Utilities United Against Scams Day.” “Fayette Electric Cooperative is focused on exposing the tricks scammers use to steal money from its members, and how members can protect themselves,” said FEC General Manager Gary Don Nietsche.   

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Fayette Electric Co-op Director Achieves Credentials in Today’s Electric Utility Competencies

James Anderle, locally elected director from Fayette Electric Cooperative was recognized at NRECA’s Region VIII – X meeting held November 1 - 2, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ, for his commitment to education and attainment of the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate before an audience of more than 875 electric cooperative officials from seven states, including Texas. 

Anderle has served on Fayette Electric Cooperative’s board representing members in District 5 since 2016.  

Local Youths Needed to Help Fulfill LBJ’s Vision

Students can apply for all-expenses-paid trip to DC

Lyndon B. Johnson, a Texas native and the 36th United States president, was a great national and local innovator. For the nation, he prompted the “Great Society” reforms and encouraged the passage of the Civil Rights Act; closer to home, he helped rural areas get electricity and inspired a youth leadership program sponsored by electric cooperatives, including Fayette Electric Cooperative, that students can enjoy to this day.

FEC Meets Challenges of Hurricane Harvey: Crews battled flooding, pelting rain to restore power in the wake of Harvey

The catastrophic weather that swept across Fayette Electric Cooperative’s service territory early Saturday morning as a result of Hurricane Harvey’s arrival resulted in widespread power outages for members of the cooperative. At noon on Tuesday, Fayette EC’s five crews and four contractor crews had worked 117 outages that affected 6,246 meters throughout the co-op’s service territory during the storm. 

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