MARCH 11, 2014
The Board of Trustees of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:45 p.m. at its boardroom in Mora, New Mexico. The Agenda will be available seventy-two hours prior to the meeting at the office in Mora, NM or by requesting a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 575-387-2205 extension 10.
The Finance Committee Meeting will be held on the same day starting at 12:00 p.m. Noon.
Warning!! Fraudulent Phone Scam
Attention Mora-San Miguel Electric Customers! Customers are receiving phone calls that they will be disconnected if they do not pay immediately by phone. THIS IS A SCAM. We do not solicit payments by calling our customers. Hang up right away. Please only use secure payment options. You may call our Mora office at 1-800-421-6773 and our Pecos office at 1-888-783-0011, pay online at www.moraelectric.org , mail in payments or come into our offices from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Please be careful and do not give out any credit card information over the phone unless you are calling our offices.
You may receive a courtesy call from our offices reminding you that your account is past due. However, we do not request immediate payment. If you wish to pay at the time the call is made, you will be transferred to a Customer Service Representative. The caller will NOT take your payment. If you feel more comfortable, hang up and call back to our office to make the payment.
A Safety Presentation was given to all elementary schools in our service territory. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders were exposed to a variety of situations involving electrical hazards. The children also had the oppturnity to be involved in a coloring contest, where the best colored poster had a chance to win $75-first prize, $50-second prize and $25 for third prize. The schools that were included in this presentation were Mora Elementary School, Mike Mateo Sena Elementary School in Sapello, Rita M. Marquez Elementary School in Anton Chico, Valley Elementary School in Ribera, Pecos Elementary School, and Wagon Mound Elementary School.
MSMEC staff, Mr. Rick Carner, Ms. Pamela Brown, and Ms. Gwen Mascarenas, will visit the schools mentioned above in February, 2014 to deliver coloring contest posters and provide an Electrical Safety Presentation. Mr. Carner will use a model of the electric system to educate students about the potential dangers of electricity. At the same time, Ms. Brown and Ms. Mascarenas will discuss the Coloring contest rules and prizes. Once again, MSMEC will award prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place at each school in our service territory. One grand prize winner will be selected from our service territory and this student will have the opportunity to compete against other students throughout the state. The grand prize awarded by New Mexico Statewide Association is $250.00.
Last year in cooperation with Luna Community College, MSMEC created an internship program where students from the college who were majoring in business academics, were given a summer job with the Cooperative. MSMEC gave the students an opportunity to be exposed to the business environment. They received training in a variety of areas such as bookkeeping, billing, collections, customer service and administration.
Tres Lagunas Fire
In June 2013, MSMEC was involved in a wilderness fire in the Pecos area. It was called the Tres Lagunas fire. High winds blew a tree branch approximately 75' into our existing energized line. There were no injuries or structures burned from the fire. MSMEC is very concerned about potential fires. Please contact us when a tree is potentially endangering the existing power line. Please note that we will schedule a crew to go out and either trim or remove the tree that is in contact with our lines. There is never a charge for this service. We will be posting our Spring & Summer tree maintenance schedule on our Newsletter, Enchantment and Website in the next month.
New Solar Plant Approved
In September of 2013 the Board of Directors for MSMEC approved to go ahead with a 1.5 Mega Watt Solar Plant. MSMEC will purchase the energy that is generated from this plant. The Solar plant will be built in the area behind our Storrie Lake Substation. Standard Solar is the owner, builder, and operator of this plant. MSMEC has no responsibility for any of the construction costs associated with this project and has signed a 25 year agreement to purchase the energy. This will guarantee the Cooperative very affordable rates for the next 25 years. This Solar Plant also meets our mandate that is set by the NMPRC that requires all electric utility companies in the State of New Mexico to have 5% of their energy come from a Renewable Source by 2015 and in 2020 this requirement will go up to 10% renewable energy. The 1.5 Megawatt plant will meet our requirement to 2020.
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consistent with efficient and financially
sound management principles.