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Steven C. Hunt, President & CEO

As I sit down to write this article, it simply amazes me how fast this year is “screaming by”. The month of August is going to be especially busy for me as our last child leaves the nest to partially embark on adulthood changing her address to Oak Hall at UNCP. Trying to manage the fast pace associated with my job and the tears plus heartache of my wife because the “baby” is leaving will be a handful. So, if anyone has any spare time or advice please let me know.

The electric business continues to be very fast paced with no end in sight. We are continuing to diversify our portfolio to better offer services for you the membership. What we have realized over time is there is no one service that fits all the members. In fact, based on technological advances the services will ever be changing and many will become obsolete over time. What I am pleased to announce this month is our brand new turnkey service offering purchase, installation and maintenance of “Residential Standby Generators”. We evaluated three generator suppliers and chose Kohler to be our generator of choice for this program. We will be offering “whole house” solutions up to 20kW with a smart switch all the way down to portable units at 5.2kW. The program allows for financing of the “whole house” units at a very competitive rate to be included in your monthly utility bill. The whole house units range from 10kW to 20kW units depending on the load requirements of your home and your desire to operate your entire home or intermittent operation. Monthly payments range from approximately $93.00 to $130.00 for 60 months or $209.00 to $293.00 for 24 months based on the size unit you select.

Once again, we understand this program will not be for all 55,000 members, but we do think this is a valued service to offer. The program helps align us to our vision of becoming your Trusted Energy Advisor by allowing us to be your single source energy solution provider while enhancing your membership experience. Not only does the program align to the organization, but it provides direct member benefits as well:

  • Uninterrupted power in the event of an extended outage
  • Purchase and installation cost below retail market
  • Service and maintenance by trusted professionals
  • Better financing rates and options compared to retail markets
  • Convenience of a single power supplier

If you have any questions or have an interested in this product offering, please call Shawn Hunt at 910-843-7912.

In closing, let me take a quick minute to wish my beautiful wife a very Happy Birthday! We continue to celebrate her 39th birthday every year and I am quite alright with that, because what I have learned is “happy wife = happy life”! On a serious birthday wish to her, please join me in proclaiming 3 John 1:2 – “Beloved, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well”.

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