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A man in a blue shirt stands at the bed of a pickup truck, on which a white drone sits.  The man is holding the drone's remote control, and is syncing it with the drone. Midwest Energy Embraces Drone Technology for Line Patrol, Mapping Tasks July 17, 2019 During a power outage, one of the first and most important tasks is to patrol the line to inspect for damage.  Linemen use a variety of methods... (more about ) A picture of two Midwest Energy linemen in blue shirts work on a metering can simulator. Metering School Sharpens Skills: “Always Something to Learn” June 28, 2019 Midwest Energy recently hosted a two-day “Metering School” for all servicemen, meter techs and some linemen, sharpening the meter... (more about ) A photo of a Midwest Energy natural gas welding truck. Fleet Manager Drives Home Huge Savings for Midwest Energy February 22, 2019 Midwest Energy is in the car and truck business. Not literally, of course – the co-op exists to provide safe, reliable electric and natural... (more about ) A map of showing the boundaries of the Midwest Energy K-system for natural gas. Contract Payoff Results in Savings for K-System Natural Gas Customers February 07, 2019 Midwest Energy’s K-system natural gas customers will see a significant decrease in their bills next month, thanks to the end of obligations... (more about ) Open Meeting Scheduled for Tariff Changes January 04, 2019 Midwest Energy is considering changes to its renewable energy Parallel Generator – Qualifying Facility (QF) tariff.  This is not a... (more about ) A photo of two bucket trucks, with booms extended, as linemen work on overhead power lines. Midwest Energy Crews Move Lines Underground for Massive Wind Project November 02, 2018 Construction of a massive wind farm is underway in Thomas County, and Midwest Energy crews are assisting in the project by undergrounding 18 spans... (more about ) Natural Gas Safety Survey Conducted in October October 02, 2018 Midwest Energy is required by its regulators to conduct an annual survey of its customers to determine the level of awareness regarding natural... (more about ) A photo of several award plaques laid on a table; Midwest Energy was one of just 18 natural gas utilities nationwide to receive the APGA's prestigious SOAR award for 2018. Public Gas Association Recognizes Midwest Energy for Operational Excellence July 26, 2018 At its annual conference in late July, the American Public Gas Association (APGA) presented Midwest Energy Inc. with the prestigious APGA System... (more about ) Board Approves Electric Rate Changes July 16, 2018 At a special July 16, 2018 member meeting, Midwest Energy's Board of Directors voted to approve rate changes affecting all electric customers.... (more about ) A tree trimmer in a bucket lift trims branches away from power lines in Hays, Kansas. Trimming Trees Keeps Branches Safely Off Lines, Improves Reliability April 17, 2018 Trees are a power line’s natural enemy. While trees provide beauty and shade to our homes, those planted too closely to power lines can... (more about )
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