In the Home
- When your power goes out, call CEC at (907) 424-5555. If it is after hours, call our emergency outage line at (907) 424-5500.
- Before you dig on your property, call CEC. We’ll locate any underground power lines.
- Electrical lines and power meters can be lethal. Do not tamper with any line or meter.
- Prepare an emergency kit that includes a flash light, batteries, candles, and a battery operated radio.
- Keep electrical cords away from sinks and bathtubs.
- Teach your children to stay away from electrical outlets.
- Never leave space heaters unattended.
Portable Electric Generators
Generators should be installed by a licensed electrician. Electricity produced by a portable generator can cause serious injury if connected directly into a breaker panel or fuse box. If you use a portable generator during an electrical outage, use extension cords to plug electrical devices into the generator.
Energy Efficiency Tips
- Wash clothes in cold water
- Use dishwashers for full loads only
- Install motion detectors that automatically turn off lights.
- Defrost your freezer when the ice is 1/4″ thick.
- Turn down the thermostat 6 degrees to reduce your bill by 20%.
- Take showers; they use half as much energy as baths.
- Close drapes during winter nights to conserve heat.
- Shorten cooking time by thawing frozen food.
- Vacuum coils on freezers and refrigerators monthly.
- Keep freezers full to maintain temperature.
- Do not overfill refrigerators.
For more information on safe and efficient use of our energy resorces, pick up a copy of “Meeting Cordova’s Energy Needs”, available at the CEC business office. Or try the Together We Save energy page for no-cost and low-cost tips for saving even more.
Want to know how much energy that old dryer uses? How about that new TV? Check out this great energy use calculator.
Cordova Electric Cooperative Community Links
Thanks for visiting the Cordova Electric Cooperative web site. You may find these other Cordova sites helpful:
- For information about visiting, doing business or living in Cordova, check out the Cordova Chamber of Commerce web site.
- The local radio station, KLAM-AM/KCDV-FM, has a wonderful web page with a multitude of information.
- Cordova Telephone Cooperative is another member owned utility in our community.
- To learn about Cordova’s history, visit our museum.
- See what Cordova’s library has to offer…
- Or go to City Hall.
- Alaska Power Association has information about energy in rural Alaska.
- Teach your children about energy at Kids Energy Quest.
- National Rural Electric Cooperative Association provides information on legislative issues and energy concerns facing cooperatives across the country.
- Northwest Public Power Association provides training and education, public information, communication, federal legislative coordination, surveys, data and networking opportunities and products and services for the utility industry.
- Touchstone Energy has a multitude of information regarding energy. Try the Together We Save energy page for no-cost and low-cost tips for saving even more.
- For more information on energy savings check with the following sources: U.S. Department of Energy; Energy Star, and Alliance to Save Energy.
- Kids Home Energy Efficiency Guide