The value of electricity

As your electric co-op, you can have peace of mind that we’re not in this to make money. Instead, our goal is to provide you with electricity at a good value. This is driven by our third cooperative principle, which is Members’ Economic Participation. As a not-for-profit co-op, when we collect more money than we need to operate in a year, we return that excess back to you in the form of capital credits.

In addition to putting more money back in your pockets, we’re always looking for ways to keep costs down for you. That’s why we o er money-saving programs like our smart thermostat savings program, time-of-day rates and load management.

The more we can collectively conserve energy, the more money we all save. Visit pemc.coop/save-energy-money to learn more about all of the money-saving resources available to you.

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By working together to save energy, your pennies can add up to something powerful.

Just how valuable is electricity? Find out what you can get for a penny’s worth of power.

penniesA hundred years ago, you could exchange a penny for a piece of candy or a small toy. Today, it’s easy to feel like a penny is worth nothing more than maybe a little luck if you find one on the ground.

But the truth is that a penny can go a long way when it comes to your power. Did you know that with just one cent, you can get:

  • 1 hour of playing video games on a 100-watt gaming console
  • 3 hours of keeping your ice cream cold in a 35-watt freezer
  • 3 and a half hours of watching your favorite shows on a 30-watt television
  • 10 hours of reading with a 10-watt LED light bulb
  • 20 hours of charging your smartphone with a 5-watt charger

*Calculated at $.10 cents/kWh