Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association
Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association
Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association

Archived "FKEC News" Newsletters (pdf)

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September 2017

 



FKEC Announces Cover Contest Photo Winners
CEO Report: FKEC Sets New Peak
Use Your Biggest Energy Guzzlers Efficiently
FKEC Services Make Solar Power Possible
Finance Solar with FKEC: Solar Loan Program
Three Co-op Employees Earn Promotions

August 2017

 



CEO Report: Democratic Member Control
FKEC Board Welcomes Director Joe Roth
FKEC Hurricane Season Prep
Top 10 Storm Safety Tips
Cooperative Storm Resources
What to do Before & During a Power Outage
Prevent Outages Caused by Trees
Anthony and Piekarski Earn Staff Positions
Why Your Contact Info is Important to FKEC

July 2017

 



FKEC Solar Loans: Payable with your Electric Bill
Ivan Mixon Retires After Three Decades
Shawn Mulholland Retires After 33 Years
Jones Promoted to Member Service Supervisor
Ornelas Promoted to Member Service
Switlik Students Visit FKEC
FKEC Outdoor Lighting Q&A
Fight Back Against Rising Temperatures

June 2017

 



FKEC Offers Energy-Saving Tree Program
FKEC 2017 Annual Meeting Highlights
FKEC’s Live Safety Demo
Frank Hawkins Retires from FKEC Board
Employee News
Does FKEC Have Your Current Phone Number?

May 2017

 



CEO Report: Cooperation Among Cooperatives
FKEC Attends Annual Legislative Cookout
FKEC Celebrates Employment Anniversaries
Ray Rhash & Mike Roberts Celebrate 30 Years
FKEC Welcomes Sherri Thompson

April 2017

 



FKEC 2016 Annual Report

Providing Safe, Reliable and Competitively Priced Power
FKEC Achieves Highest Reliability to Date
Keeping Rates Competitive
Maintaining a Culture of Safety
Hitting the Mark on Quality Power Service
Offering “Green” Initiatives
Providing Quality Customer Service
Improving Outage Response
Maintaining a Strong Community Partnership
2016 Annual Financial Report

March 2017

 



Celebrating Florida’s Arbor Day
CEO Report: FKEC Tools and Resources to Help You Save Energy
Members Can Earn Up to $500 in Rebates
Four Incumbents Re-elected to FKEC Board
SCAM WARNING
Sombrero Beach Run, March 4

February 2017

 



FKEC: Your Hometown Cooperative
Committed to Community
Help Keep our Roads and Workers Safe
Maintaining Reliable Service... Together
FKEC Congratulates Ivan Mixon on his 30-Year Anniversary
Upcoming Community Events

January 2017

 



CEO Report: Serving you in 2017... The Work Force Behind FKEC’s Quality Service
FKEC Consumer Conveniences
2016 Capital Credits: FKEC Directors Refund $3 Million
CO-OP Community: Sharing in the Holiday Spirit
Celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day on Jan. 20

December 2016

 



Capital Credits: FKEC Returns Remaining 1998 Margins
Helicopter Crews Upgrade Pole Top Equipment
Beware of Utility Scammers
Having Trouble Accessing SmartHub Online?
FKEC Annual Holiday Lighting in Marathon, Dec. 2
Toys for Tots Collection in Tavernier

November 2016

 



CEO Report: Hurricane Matthew, Dodging the Bullet
Facing Off with Matthew
Experience and Skill Keeps FKEC’s Fleet Rolling
FKEC Welcomes Stephens and Good
Employee Milestones
FKEC?Employees Accept Chamber Award

October 2016

 



Co-op Nation: Standing Strong Together
Assisting N. Florida Co-ops After Hermine
Ellsworth, Raines and Braun Earn Promotions
Christensen Earns Journeyman Linemen Title
Kim Jones Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary
Jorgensen Celebrates 25 Years
Patterson and Lietaert Celebrate 15
Recent and Upcoming Community Events

September 2016

 



CEO Report: FKEC, A Well-Oiled Machine
Employee News: Horne and Goodwin Earn Promotions
Jenkins and Black Celebrate Milestones
FKEC Welcomes Yamile Moreira
FKEC, Storm Strong and Resilient
Current Storm Hardening Initiatives
Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge
Why Your Contact Info is Important to FKEC
Does FKEC have your Email address?
Is your cell phone number registered for FKEC Outage Texting?

August 2016

 



Member Security and Convenience
Which Payment Option Works Best for You?
Employee News
Ehrenkaufer Retires After 29 Years
Co-op in the Community
Products to Protect Your Home and Business

July 2016

 



Combat Summer Cooling Costs with Wise Use of Energy
Cool Your Home Efficiently
Preparing for 2016 Hurricane Season
What You Should Know Before the Power Goes Out
Cooperative Resources for Storm Season
Prevent Outages Caused by Trees
FKEC in the Community
Co-op Outdoor Lighting Q&A
Problem with an Outdoor Light?

June 2016

 



Cover Photo Contest Winner
Your FKEC Board Officers & Directors
Cale Smith Named New Board Treasurer
Employee Achievements
Moe Leslie Retires After 37 Years at FKEC
FKEC and Wild Bird Center Return Hawk Chick to Nest

May 2016

 



CEO Report: FKEC 2016 Annual Meeting Highlitghts
Bees in Key Largo Find Safe New Home
FKEC Turns Lights Off to Protect Turtle Nesting
Local Students Visit FKEC Tavernier Facility
Celebrating Co-op Employee Milestones
Holmbraker Celebrates 20 Years
Burdick Earns Promotion
Stamp Out Hunger, Postal Worker's Food Drive on May 14

April 2016

 



FKEC 2015 Annual Report and Financial Statements

The Technology in the Power
Where FKEC Stands Today
Infrastructure and Safety
Outage Management
FKEC Service and Capacity
Maintaining 99.99% Reliability
Board of Directors
Environmentally Conscious Practices
Customer Conveniences
Employees and Community Partnership
Annual Meeting Registration Form
2015 Financial Report

March 2016

 



CEO Report: FKEC Resources Can Help You Save Energy
Residential Rebate Program
FKEC Annual Aerial Inspection
The Nuts and Bolts of the Aerial Inspection
Employee News
Craig Rabito Celebrates 35-Year Anniversary
Ritz, Hertel and Wagner Re-elected to FKEC Board
FKEC Cover Photo Contest

February 2016

 



CEO Report: Energy Efficiency Lowers Bills and Helps Environment
Save Energy and Money with the Right Bulb
FKEC Refunds Capital Credits
Upcoming Community Events Not to Miss!
FKEC Supports Celtic Festival
Dan Raber Celebrates 30-Year Milestone
Howard Sanders Earns Promotion
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in 2016

January 2016

 



CEO Report: Exploring Technology to Improve Service
Celebrating Our History, 75 Years and Counting
FKEC Refunds $3.1 Million to Members
Cooperative Community
Arbor Day Tree Giveaway Starts Jan. 15

December 2015

 



Happy Holidays!
Co-op Returns Capital Credits from 1997 & 1998
FKEC Managers: Lighting the Way for 75 Years
Join Us for Our Annual Holiday Lighting in Marathon
FKEC Welcomes Juan Moreno
Chambers Recognize Cooperative
FKEC Employees Raise Over $2,500 to Fight Breast Cancer

November 2015

 



CEO Report: Carrying On the Tradition of Community
Proud Community Partner for 75 Years
How Your Small Change Makes a Big Difference
FKEC’s Charitable Trust Makes Your Pennies Count
Andy Baxter Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary
FKEC Welcomes Sarah Taylor
Understanding Your Residential Electric Bill

October 2015

 



CEO REPORT: FKEC Implements Revenue Neutral Rate Adjustment
Rate Restructure Promotes Fairness and Energy Conservation
FKEC Implements Required Payment Standards
Beware of Utility Scammers
FKEC Payment Options: Find What Works Best for You
FKEC Welcomes Keith Hargrove
Chavala Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary
Co-op Sports News
FKEC’s Original Territory was to Serve all of the Keys

September 2015

 



CEO Scott Newberry Celebrates 25 Years
Bill Lee Celebrates 35-Year Anniversary
Darrell Davis Celebrates 30 Years at FKEC
Co-op History: FKEC Member News Then and Now
History & Discovery Center presents 75 Years of FKEC, Sept. 23
Fast, Easy Online Bill Pay

August 2015

 



CEO Report: New “Pay Now” No-Registration Online Option
Online Bill Pay is Easy with These 3 Options
Reduce Your Home's Top Three Energy Guzzlers
Shade Your Home to Reduce Cooling Cost
Cool Your Home Efficiently
Protect Against Power Surges

July 2015

 



1960: Hurricane Donna Sweeps Keys
CEO Report: Preparation = A Storm-Ready Cooperative
FKEC Storm Resources
Prevent Outages Caused by Trees
FKEC’s Current Restoration Plan
Kevin Setchell Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary
Utility Scammers Beware!
Restoring and Rebuilding After Donna
FKEC’s Current Storm Hardening Initiatives
Cooperative Outdoor Lighting FAQs
Do You Have a Problem with an Outdoor Light?

June 2015

 



CEO Report: FKEC Annual Meeting Celebrates 75 Years
Co-op Meeting and Membership Appreciation Day
Our Cooperative Community
FKEC Works with Sheriff’s Office to Rescue Cat
Fledglings Get Helping Hand Returning Home
School Sign Installed with Community Help
Celebrating Co-op Employee Milestones
Marathon School Band Seeks Funds for Uniforms
FKEC Employees Participate in Leadership Monroe

May 2015

 



CEO Report: Technology’s Impact on How We Operate
Technology: Now and Then
Payment Card Industry REQUIRES use of Secure Phone System
To Pay FKEC By Phone Call 1-855-385-9912
FKEC Introduces Outage Texting Program
Co-op Celebrates Employee Anniversaries
FKEC Members Can Earn Up to $500 in Rebates
FKEC?Welcomes Vyviana Sawley
Stamp Out Hunger, May 9

April 2015

 



FKEC 2014 Annual Report and Financial Statements

Celebrating 75 Years: FKEC Now and Then
Our Rural Roots
A Growing Power System: Providing Safe, Reliable Electricity
FKEC Board of Directors: Representing Your Interests for 75 Years
Strength to Withstand: Building a Storm Hardened System
Advances in Technology: Changing the Way We Operate
Employees Celebrating 20+ Years
Committed to Community: Maintaining a Dedicated Partnership
FKEC 2014 Financial Report
Annual Meeting Registration Card

March 2015

 



CEO Report: FKEC Rebate Program Begins March 1, 2015
FKEC Members Can Earn Up to $500 in Rebates
FKEC’s Strength Built on Employee Commitment
Mark Weeks Celebrates 35 Years at FKEC
Mike Valles Celebrates 30-Year Milestone
Dale Ratza Earns 5-Year Award
FKEC Celebrates Florida’s Arbor Day with Students
Holland and Hawkins Re-elected to FKEC Board
Sombrero Beach Run, March 7
FKEC’s Current Tree Trimming Locations

February 2015

 



CEO Report: We've Come a Long Way, Baby
The Inception of Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
Keys Residents Skeptical of $5 Fee to Join Early FKEC
Capt. Eugene Lowe, FKEC Pioneer
Community Donates Toys to Victims of Fire
FKEC’s Current Tree Trimming Locations
FKEC Refunds Capital Credits
Fight Back Against Scammers: Stay Informed!

January 2015

 



CEO Report: FKEC Celebrates 75 Years
FKEC Board Welcomes New Director Cale Smith
FKEC Welcomes Birkhimer as Marathon Manager
FKEC Refunds $3 Million to Members
Eddie Dudley Celebrates 25-Year Milestone
Marathon Lighting Celebration
FKEC Current Tree Trimming Locations

December 2014

 



Like a Bird on a Wire
CEO Report: FKEC Returns 1996 Margins
FKEC Returns Over $3 Million to Members
Barehand Crew Works on Live Line
Don’t Take the Merry Out of Your Christmas
FKEC’s Current Tree Trimming Locations...
Marathon Holiday Lighting, Thursday, Dec. 4

November 2014

 



Board Expresses Appreciation to Cooperative Employees
Your Cooperative in the Community
Maintenance Responsibilities, Ours and Yours
Understanding Your Residential Electric Bill
Slay Energy Vampires
Reduce Wasted Energy in the Kitchen
FKEC’s Current Tree Trimming Locations

October 2014

 



CEO Report: Energy Efficiency Saves Money & Helps Meet Growing Demand
Understand Your Efficient Lighting Options
Barrett Resigns, Board to Appoint Director to Fill Vacant Seat
About the FKEC Board of Directors
Cooperative Mourns Loss of Kay Gradick
FKEC Welcomes Robi Garcia
FKEC’s Current Tree Trimming Locations...
Key Largo Cook Off, Nov. 13
FKEC Electric Bill Payment Options

September 2014

 



Cover: Florida's Spiny Lobster
CEO Report: Two New Industry Changes Create Positive Impact
New Secure Payment System: Pay By Phone, 1-855-385-9912
FKEC’s Other?Payment Options
Reduce Your Home's Top Three Energy Guzzlers
FKEC Welcomes Raines, Izaguirre and Tarlecky
FKEC’s Current Tree Trimming Locations...
Humor Alert: Eight Ways to INCREASE Your Electric Bill

August 2014

 



CEO Report: FKEC: Focused on Evolving &?Improving Member Service
FKEC Programs, Services and Resources
Employee News: FKEC?Welcomes Three Employees
Minton and Parker Celebrate 30-Year Milestones
Freeman Earns Promotion
Castano and Ellsworth Celebrate Milestones
Where is FKEC Trimming Now?
Electric Co-op Leaders Attend National Association Legislative Conference

July 2014

 



CEO Report: FKEC Prepared for Storm Season
FKEC's Hurricane Season Resources
Post-Storm Restoration Plan
FKEC Named Florida Tree Line USA Utility of the Year
Plant Smart to Prevent Power Outages
Where FKEC is Trimming Now
Shawn Mulholland Celebrates 30 Years
Outdoor Lighting FAQs
Outdoor Light Not Working Properly?

June 2014

 



CEO Report: 2013 Meeting Highlights
FKEC’s 73rd Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day
Fight Back Against the Summer Heat
How Rising Mercury Impacts Cooling Cost
What You Should Know Before the Power Goes Out
If Your Power Goes Out, Check Your Breakers First!
Make Sure FKEC Has Your Current Phone Numbers
Make Sure FKEC Has Your Current Phone Numbers
Peter Amendola Earns Professional Engineering License
Bell and Zuccaro Celebrate 15 Years
FKEC?Turns Lights Off to Protect Turtle Nesting

May 2014

 



CEO Report: FKEC Employees Strive for 100% Member Satisfaction
FKEC Awards Scholarships for Energy Projects
Did You Know FKEC Offers: Meter Mounted Surge Protection, "GenSafe" Program, Home or Business Energy Audits
May and Garcia Celebrate 30 Years
Cooke and Corely Retire
FKEC Welcomes Nick Lyons
Phone Scam Targets Businesses and Individuals
FKEC Mourns the Loss of Mickey Vlach
FKEC Current Tree Trimming Locations

April 2014

 



FKEC 2013 Annual Report and Financial Statements

2013: What Has FKEC Done for You Lately? Secured a Strong Future!
Increased System Capacity to Meet Future Demands
Secured a Reliable, Affordable Power Source for Next 40 Years
Achieved Highest Reliability to Date
Improved Outage Management System
Represented Your Interests
Continued Financial Strength
Remained Committed to Being “Green”
Celebrated 5 Years of Solar Array Success
Enhanced Customer Conveniences
Cultivated Strong Community Relationships
Maintained a Strong Foundation
Marked 1.5 Million Hours with No Lost-Time Injuries

March 2014

 



CEO Report: One Membership, One Vote, Equal Say
Four Incumbents Re-elected to FKEC Board
Celebrating Florida’s Arbor Day
FKEC Participates in Nationwide “Fourth Grade Foresters” Program
Co-op Community Involvement
Anthony and Setchell Earn Manager Positions
Laux and Ellsworth Earn Promotions
FKEC Current Tree Trimming Locations
FKEC Annual Meeting, April 19

February 2014

 



CEO Report: FKEC Introduces Temporary Residential Rebate Program
FKEC Rebate: Frequently Asked Questions
Five Steps to Rebate Rewards
Two Ways Solar Energy Powers Your Home in the Keys
Keeping Solar Alive: FKEC Works with KACO?to Maintain Solar Arrays
Scam Alert: Do Not Fall Victim to Utility Phone Scam
FKEC Says Farewell to Tom Kirby
Jimmy Ash Earns Promotion
Upcoming Community Events
FKEC Current Tree Trimming Locations

January 2014

 



CEO Report: FKEC Achieves 1.5 Million Hours with No Lost-Time Injuries
A Story of Survival, Adaptation and... Safety First
FKEC Refunds $3.1 Million to Members
Employees Earn Promotions, New Job Positions
Bailey and Owens Celebrate 10 Years
Energy Saving Resolutions for the New Year

December 2013

 



Celebrating Our Community Spirit
Marathon Lighting Celebration, Dec. 13
FKEC Returns $3.1 Million to Members
Local United Way Recognizes FKEC Donors
Why give to United Way of Florida Keys?
Co-op Kid Isabella Garcia Crowned Queen
Light this Holiday Season with a “Green” Flare
We Don’t Have Snow, but We Do Have Mistletoe
FKEC Current Tree Trimming Locations:

November 2013

 



A Powerful Perch (Bald Eagle cover photo)
CEO Report: FKEC’s Strength Built on Employee Commitment
Moe Leslie Celebrates 35-Year Milestone
Adam Pierce Earns 20-Year Service Award
FKEC Buys Back Members’ Solar Power Surplus
Five Years of Solar Array Success
FKEC Walks Against Cancer
FKEC Current Tree Trimming Locations
Reduce Energy Consumption in the Kitchen
Key Largo Cook Off, Nov. 14

October 2013

 



CEO Report: FKEC Committed to Working “Green”
FKEC Adds Hybrid-Electric Truck to Fleet
Co-op helps United Way of the Florida Keys “Stuff the Bus” for local students
FKEC Plays in Tournament to Benefit United Way of the Florida Keys
Your Cooperative in the Community
Key Largo Cook Off, Nov. 14
FKEC Welcomes William Heaton and Travis White
Two Employees Celebrate Five Years
FKEC’s Current Tree Trimming Locations
Slay Energy Vampires
Halloween Safety "Tricks"

September 2013

 



Summer Camp Uses FKEC Recycle Bins to Stay Organized
CEO Report: FKEC History, From 300 to 31,000 Accounts in 73 Years
FKEC Founded by Local Residents
FKEC Charitable Trust: Making Your Pennies Count
How Your Small Change Makes a Big Difference
FKEC Welcomes Clay Smith and Jessica Lugo
FKEC’s?Current Tree Trimming Locations

August 2013

 



CEO Report: FKEC Improves Employee Safety and Security
Protect Against Power Surges
Customer Conveniences
FKEC Programs, Services and Resources
FKEC Warns: Beware of Utility Scam
Current Tree Trimming Locations

July 2013

 



CEO Report: FKEC, Part of a Strong National Co-op Network
Prevent Power Outages Caused by Trees
FKEC’s Current Tree Trimming Locations
Arrabal and Piekarski Earn Promotions
Jason Heller Celebrates 20 Years
FKEC Says Farewell to Chaney
FKEC Welcomes Kraus as Director of Human Resources
Cooperative Outdoor Lighting FAQs
How to Report a Problem with Outdoor Lights
Preventative Maintenance: Staying Ahead of an Outage

June 2013

 



FKEC’s Annual Meeting Attracts Over 500 Registered Members
CEO Report: Co-op Thanks Ritz and Hawkins for Years of Service as Board Officers
FKEC Announces New Board President and Treasurer
Storm Season: We’re Prepared for the First 72, Are You?
FKEC Resources for Hurricane Season
FKEC’s Post Storm Restoration Plan
Co-op’s Sara Hamilton Earns Arborist Certification
Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes FKEC
FKEC’s Current Tree Trimming Locations

May 2013

 



Annual Aerial Inspection Prevents Potential Power Outages
CEO Report: Electric Bills to Rise with Summer Temperatures
Shade Your Home to Reduce Cooling Cost
Increase the Efficiency of Your Home's Cooling System
FKEC Awards $1,000 Scholarships for Energy Projects
Four Employees Celebrate Five-Year Milestones
FKEC Welcomes David Shinall
FKEC’s Current Tree Trimming Locations

April 2013

 



FKEC 2012 Annual Report and Financial Statements

March 2013

 



CEO Report: Cultivating & Maintaining Strong Community Relationships
Celebrating Florida's Arbor Day with Local Fourth Graders
Help FKEC Support Relay For Life: Co-op Teams Set Fundraising Bar High
FKEC Mourns Passing of Three Retired Employees
Co-op Current Tree Trimming Locations
Three Incumbents Re-elected to FKEC Board

February 2013

 



Energy Saving Tips for Seasonal Members
CEO Report: FKEC Supports Local Community Events
FKEC Annual Meeting and Picnic, April 20
Gigantic Nautical Flea Market, Feb 23 & 24
FKEC Delivers More Capital Credit Refunds
Co-op Protects Tree Snails on 905

January 2013

 



FKEC Earns National Safety Achievement
CEO Report: FKEC Proud to End Another Year with No Lost-Time Injuries
FKEC Refunds $2,640,000 to Members
FKEC Kickball Team Goes Undefeated
Jody Cook Celebrates 15 Years
Co-op Current Tree Trimming Locations
Co-op Hosts Holiday Lighting Celebrations

December 2012

 



CEO Report: Co-op Returns Capital Credits from 1993 & 1994
FKEC Returns $2,640,000 to Our Member-Owners
Holiday Decorating Safety Tips
FKEC Participates in Upper Keys Disability Mentoring Day
Horne and Betancourt Celebrate 5 Years
Massey Celebrates 20-Year Milestone
Community Invited to FKEC Holiday Lighting Celebration

November 2012

 



Save Energy in the Kitchen During the Holidays
Members Receive Energy Rebates
FKEC Talks to St. James Preschool Students about Electrical Safety
Team “Dim Watts” Represents FKEC in Habitat for Humanity Spelling Bee
FKEC’s Current Tree Trimming Locations

October 2012

 



FKEC Mourns Loss of Lineman at Neighboring Utility
Help Prevent Power Outages Caused by Trees
City of Marathon Improves Energy Efficiency
FKEC Installs Energy Efficient, Turtle-Friendly Lighting
“Save-A-Turtle” Thanks Hamilton and FKEC
Sawyer Celebrates 25-Year Milestone
Annual Key Largo Cook Off, Nov. 8
Slay Energy Vampires and Treat Yourself to Energy Savings

September 2012

 



FKEC Crews Rescue Orphan Squirrel
CEO Report: FKEC Introduces Smart Phone App
"Smart Hub" Makes it Easy to Access You Account on the Go
Co-op Attends National Night Out
FKEC Supports Pigeon Key Solar Project
FKEC Hosts Members in Motion
Tom Kirby Celebrates Five-Year Milestone
Tree Trimming locations

August 2012

 



CEO Report:Don’t Let Rising Mercury Get You Hot Under the Collar
Reduce the Impact of the Top 3 Energy Guzzlers
Low-Cost and No-Cost Ways to Reduce Summer Power Bills
How Summer Temperatures Affect Your Cooling Costs
Get a Return on Your A/C’s Hard Work: Use the Condensation!
FKEC Welcomes Lineman Jimmy Ash
Mike Anderson Celebrates 25 Years
Beware of Utility Scam Claiming Government will Pay Bill
Cooperative Outdoor Lighting FAQs

July 2012

 



FKEC Awards First Rebate to Co-op Member
CEO Report: Preparation = A Storm Strong Utility
FKEC Resources, Products and Information for Hurricane Season
FKEC Attends Local School Career Days
FKEC Congratulates Ray Rhash on Earning his Masters Degree
Current Tree Trimming Locations

July 2012

 



1960: Hurricane Donna Sweeps Keys
CEO Report: Preparation = A Storm-Ready Cooperative
FKEC Storm Resources
Prevent Outages Caused by Trees
FKEC’s Current Restoration Plan
Kevin Setchell Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary
Utility Scammers Beware!
Cooperative Outdoor Lighting FAQs
Do You Have a Problem with an Outdoor Light?
Restoring and Rebuilding After Donna
FKEC’s Current Storm Hardening Initiatives

June 2012

 



FKEC Hosts 71st Annual Meeting
FKEC Participates in Osprey Rescue
FKEC's Operation Round-Up Makes Your Change Count
Lovell Celebrates 15-Year Milestone

May 2012

 



CEO Report: FKEC Shares $43,000 State Rebate with Co-op Members
FKEC Introduces Five-Step Residential Rebate Program
FKEC Rebate Q & A
FKEC Stores and Inventory Department: Keeping the Company Stocked, Prepared & Ready to Respond
Roberts, Ehrenkaufer and Wojtaszek Celebrate Employee Milestones
FKEC Welcomes Charles Hughes
Incumbents Hawkins and Holland Re-elected to FKEC Board
Annual Helicopter Inspection Prevents Potential Equipment Failure

April 2012

 



FKEC 2011 Annual Report and Financial Statements

March 2012

 



CEO Report: Giving Back, Reaching Out to Our Community

FKEC Donates $27,171 to Two Local Organizations

FKEC Celebrates Florida’s Arbor Day by Donating Sabal Palms to Upper and Middle Keys Fourth Graders

FKEC Recognizes Five Employee Anniversaries

Co-op Tree Trimming Locations

February 2012

 



FKEC Annual Meeting: A Day to Thank You, Our Member-Owners
Practice & Training Keep FKEC?Employees Prepared to Serve
Tiedemann and Guinta Celebrate 10-Year Milestones
Mixon and Rhash Celebrate 25 Years
Be a Steward of Our Environment: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

January 2012

 



CEO Report: Looking Back & Moving Forward
Cooperative Facilities Light Up for the Holidays
FKEC Refunds $2,500,000 to Members
Bulkiewicz and Miranda Celebrate Fire-Year Milestones
FKEC Welcomes Williams and Wagner
FKEC linemen Maintain One-of-a-Kind Power System

December 2011

 



CEO Report: Co-op Returns 1993 Margins
FKEC Returns Capital Credits to Our Member-Owners
Unwrap Ideas for a Greener Holiday Season
FKEC Attends PKS School Career Expo
FKEC Participates in United Way Softball Fundraiser
Heath and Blank Celebrate 5-Year Employee Milestones
FKEC Invites Community to Holiday Lighting Celebrations

November 2011

 



CEO Report: Staying Connected to Our Community
FKEC Employee Thomas Sawyer Helps Member in Distress
Co-op Employees Participate in Community Cleanup
Curry Hammock State Park Conserves Energy and Implements Green Practices
Patterson Celebrates 10 Years
FKEC Welcomes Veronica Capitos

October 2011

 



CEO Report: Improved Newsletter to Help Inform You
FKEC Achieves Safety Milestone
FKEC Offers Guide to Planting Smart
FKEC to Clear Key Largo Lines Starting mid-October
Quick Tips for Planting Near Power Lines
Avoid Real-Life Electrical Scares this Halloween
Household Electrical Safety Reminders
Co-op Community Involvement
Ian Laux Completes Apprenticeship
Jenkins and Lietaert Celebrate 10 Years
Jones and Jorgensen Mark Milestones

September 2011

 



CEO Report: Rate Restructure Ensures Fairness and Continued Reliability
Distribution Insulators Replaced Over Water Crossing
FKEC Substation Upgrades Increase Reliability
FKEC Turns Lights Off for Turtle Nesting
How to Report a Problem with Outdoor Lights
Co-op Outdoor Lighting FAQs
West Retires After Five Decades
Jason Richards Marks 20 Years
Beaty and Black Celebrate Five-Year Employment Milestones
FKEC Welcomes Dawn Guthre

July 2011

 



Standing Strong & Ready During Storm Season

FKEC Resources, Products and Information for Hurricane Season

Be Prepared: Electricity-Related Storm Safety

Safety First: Operate Your Portable Generator Properly

“GenSafe” Now Available to Accommodate Larger Generators

FKEC Earns 2 More Green Living Awards

Barbara Mungovan Retires from FKEC After 23 Years

Co-op Helps Boy Scouts Repair Flag Pole

O’Neil, Acton & Bohnstedt Celebrate Five Years

Does FKEC Owe Your Money?

June 2011

 



CEO Report: Principles of a Successful Cooperative
(Abridged version of CEO speech from FKEC Annual Meeting)
FKEC Attends Switlik Elementary Career Day
Black Earns Journeyman Lineman Designation
Does FKEC Owe You Money

May 2011

 



CEO Report: Electric Bills to Increase with Rise in Mercury
Four Incumbents Re-elected to FKEC Board
A Guide to Understanding Home Energy Consumption and Cooling Costs
Always Call 811 Before You Dig
FKEC Attends Florida Legislative Cookout
Kornetti and Holmbraker Celebrate Employee Milestone
Three Employees Celebrate Five Years
Christensen & Betancourt Enter Pre-apprentice Program

April 2011

 



Annual Report

March 2011

 



CEO Report: FKEC Protects Tree Snails While Pruning on Card Sound
FKEC Annual Meeting & Picnic, April 16
FKEC Celebrates Arbor Day by Donating 300 Trees to Fourth Graders
Plant Smart: Shade Your Home to Reduce Energy Consumption
Plant Natives
Kohlhofer and Stuart Celebrate Employee Anniversaries

February 2011

 



CEO Report: Hometown Co-op Supports & Thanks Local Community
Annual Meeting & Picnic April 16
Nautical Flea Market February 26 & 27
Buzz on the Electric Circuit: Smart Grid
FKEC Upgrades Capacity of Key Largo Substation
The "Greenest" Watt is the one Never Purchased
Understanding Your Efficient Lighting Options
Craig Rabito Celebrates 30-Year Milestone

January 2011

 



CEO Report: Long-Term Upgrade Projects Improve Service
Inspection of 15,730 FKEC Poles Complete
Florida Keys Wild Bird Center Soars Toward a Brighter Future
FKEC Voted "Greenest Business"
Resolve to Reduce your Carbon Footprint in 2011
FKEC Donates Tree to Dolphin Montessori
Raber & Vlach Celebrate Milestones
Sanders & Crawford Earn Promotions

December 2010

 



CEO Report: Always Striving to Better Serve You, Our Members
Check Out Our New Online Services!
Energy-Wise Gift Ideas
Holiday Decorating Safety Tips
FKEC Teaches Students about Power Generation & Safety
Co-op Kid, Anna Holmbraker, Performs at Gator Growl
FKEC Says Goodbye to Orville Garvey

November 2010

 



CEO Report: Upgrade Projects Increase Reliability
Transmission Poles Replaced While System Stays Energized
FKEC Delivers More Capital Credits to Members
Member Profile: Dolphin Research Center Brings Education & Fun to Keys Community
FKEC Helps Member Relocate Problem Tree

October 2010

 



CEO Report: Solving Problems Before They Occur
FKEC Makes Repairs to Static Bonds via Helicopter
FKEC Refunds $1,384,062 in Capital Credits
Solar Made Easy
Electricity Safety "Tricks" for a Safe Halloween
Celebrate the Florida Keys Environment during EcoWeek
Baxter Celebrates 25 Years
28th Annual Key Largo Cook Off

September 2010

 



CEO Report: FKEC Refunds 1992 Margins
FKEC Returns $1,384,062 Capital Credits to You, Our Members
Home Solar Arrays: Number of FKEC Interconnected Members Doubles in One Year
Want Solar? Lease the Panels in FKEC's Array and Get Solar Energy Today!
West Celebrates 53 Years with FKEC
Castano Completes Apprenticeship
Member Thanks FKEC Employee for Outstanding Service
FKEC Welcomes Tim Ebert
Sharon Claude Celebrates Milestone

August 2010

 



CEO Report: Why Did FKEC Ask Members to Conserve Energy in mid-June?
Help Avoid New Highs in Power Consumption
Park Your Home in the SHADE: Easy Ways to Lower Your Cooling Cost
Put Condensation from Your A/C to Good Use
Keysreuse.com Allows Residents to Donate & Conserve
Make Sure FKEC Has Your Current Phone Numbers
Prevent Future Outages, Plant Smart Today!
Safety First: Always Contact FKEC Before Planting or Digging
Darrell Davis Celebrates 25 Years
Luis Chavala Marks 15 Years
Jones & McNamara Celebrate Milestones

July 2010

 



CEO Report: FKEC Ready to Restore Power After a Storm
FKEC is Prepared: Pre- and Post-Storm Plan
Storm Season Safety Tips: Before, During & After
"GenSafe" Makes Portable Generator Use Safe & Easy
How to Read Your Residential Electric Bill
Bill Lee Celebrates 30-Year Employment Milestone
CEO Scott Newberry Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary
FKEC Welcomes Ellsworth & Bridges
George Backhus Celebrates 10 Years

June 2010

 



CEO Annual Meeting Report (with meeting photos - 5 pages)
FKEC Congratulates Navarrete and Bulkiewicz on their College Graduations
Co-op Member and Take Stock Thank FKEC
Vidal, Anderson, Zischka and Alana Celebrate Milestones
Setchell Marks 25 Years; Joyce Achieves 2

May 2010

 



CEO Report: Electric Bills Rise with Summer Temperatures
Three Incumbents Re-elected to FKEC Board
Cooperative Honored with Two Green Living Awards
Go Green and Conserve Energy This Summer
FKEC Installs New Iron Poles
Meet the Members of the Charitable Trust
Trust Board Thanks Retired Member Lloyd Borguss
Lovell, Burdick & Kitchen Mark Milestone Anniversaries
Bailey and Sanders Celebrate Five Years; Nicols Celebrates 10

April 2010

 



2009 Annual Report

March 2010

 



CEO Report: Members Participate in Board Elections and Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting & Picnic April 17, 2010
FKEC Supports Veterans Cycling in Keys
FKEC Earns Green Business Certification
Mark Weeks Celebrates 30-Year Milestone
FKEC Protects Tree Snails While Pruning on 905
Renee Theodosiou Earns Promotion
Bennett Earns 10-Year Service Award

February 2010

 



CEO Report: FKEC Offers Hassle-Free Solar Energy Simple Solar Program
Local Businesses Take "Green" Steps Toward Energy Efficiency: Leigh Ann's Coffee House & Marathon UPS Store
Annual Meeting & Picnic April 17, 2010
Aerial Inspections Search for Cause of Power Outage
Cushman Celebrates 25-Year Milestone
FKEC Welcomes Ratza and Collazo

January 2010

 



CEO Report: Greenest Power is Energy Never Used
Hometown Co-op Shares Holiday Spirit
Energy Saving Resolutions for the New Year
16th Annual Pigeon Key Art Festival
Snake Wranglers? No, Cooperative Employees!
FKEC Employees Certified in CPR & First Aid
Cooperative Visited by Keys Kids Playgroup
Valles and Dudley Celebrate Employment Anniversaries
Employees Participate in Bridge Run

December 2009

 



CEO Report: Solar Arrays Exceed Expectations
FKEC Installs Service at Cheeca Lodge
Generation Facility Practices Prevention
Co-op Celebrates First Anniversary of "Green" Power & Marathon Solar Array
FKEC Consumer Adds Final Solar Panels to Home
Hometown Holiday Light Displays
FKEC Teaches Safe Planting at Key Largo School
Look Up Before You Plant
Chaney Children Achievements
Ken Elgersma Celebrates 10 Years

November 2009

 



CEO Report: Climate Change Bill Passes House; Faces Senate
FKEC's Quick Response Time Appreciated
FKEC Returns More Capital Credits to Community
Co-op Replaces Osprey Nesting Poles & Rescues Chicks
Don't Miss the GLEE R4 Fairs
Cooperative Reaches Out to Local Residents
Hamilton Joins GLEE Board as Founding Member Patterson Retires
Alice Bassano Celebrates 10 Years

October 2009

 



FKEC Board of Directors Honors Team for New Tavernier Operations Center
FKEC Refunds $1,252,000 in Capital Credits
FKEC Installs Service for New Fire Station
27th Annual Key Largo Cook-off
GenSafe: Plug a Portable Generator into Your Home Meter
Mungovan’s Grandson Graduates from Boot Camp

September 2009

 



CEO Report: Capital Credits: Why Does FKEC Pay You Back?
FKEC Refunds $1,252,000 in Capital Credits
Tavernier Operations Center Offers More Efficient Fleet Maintenance
FKEC Increases Value of Solar PowerGenerated by Interconnected Members
FKEC Offers Safe Interconnection of Solar Homes
Eddie Dudley Honored with Illumination Award
Willie West Celebrates 52 Years With FKEC
Mulholland Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

August 2009

 



CEO Report: FKEC's New Facility Done & Ready for Storm
FKEC Hosts Open House at Tavernier Operations Center
Be Prepared: FKEC Hurricane Safety Tips, Precautions and Information
Save Energy During the Hot Summer Months
FKEC Mourns Passing of Jean Knoll DeCoste
Notice Regarding Consideration of Four New PURPA Standards
Garcia Celebrates 25-Year Milestone
Magdalena, Castano, Zuccaro and Bell Celebrate Service Anniversaries

July 2009

 



CEO Report: Solar Arrays Perform Well in First Six Months
FKEC Marathon Solar Array Performance Data & Charts
Co-op Consumers Harness the Sun's Power
FKEC Speaks to Students at Local School Career Days
FKEC Visits Students at the Academy at Ocean Reef
FKEC Congratulates Ray Rhash on his College Graduation

June 2009

 



CEO Report: Storm Hardened Tavernier Center, Solar Arrays & 99.99% Reliability Topics at Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting & Picnic 2009 Report & Photos
Summerfest June 13 at Rowell's Marina
FKEC's Mungovan Celebrates 80th Birthday
Chris Pankow Marks 15 Years

May 2009

 



CEO Report: Rising Mercury = Rising Electricity Costs as Summer Heats Up Holland and Hawkins Re-elected to FKEC Board New Tavernier Operations Center Open for Business FKEC Participates in Green Living & Energy Expo FKEC Earns Recognition as Tree Line USA Utility Help FKEC Manage Tree Trimming: Plant Correctly Minton and May Celebrate 25-Year Employment Milestones FKEC Welcomes Goodwin and Hamilton Kropf Earns Professional Engineering License

April 2009

 



2008 Annual Report

March 2009

 



CEO Report: Members Participate in Board Elections & Annual Meeting
FKEC Shares Solar Array Info with Keys Energy Services
Annual Meeting & Picnic - April 18, 2009
Cooperative People: Meet Marcus Martin
Public Tours of New Tavernier Facility Planned
Electric Utility Engineers from Japan Visit Co-op
Free Event: GLEE Green Living & Energy Expo
FKEC Rescues Cats in Two Incidents
Parker Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary
FKEC Welcomes Gary Crawford

February 2009

 



CEO Report: Solar Array Performance Information Now Online
Opening Day Nears for New Operations Center
Annual Meeting & Picnic - April 18, 2009
Watt's Now...Compact Fluorescent Lights Save Energy & Money
Watt's Next...LED Bulbs Offer Future Promise
FKEC Arranges Home Depot Donation of CFLs to Supported Living Facility
Quick Clicks...Information at Your Fingertips at www.FKEC.com
Co-op Appoints Patterson to Green Building Task Force
4th Annual Green Living & Energy Expo 2009
FKEC's Green Initiatives
Martin Earns Promotion; Sheffield Welcomed
Owens & Kurutz Celebrate Five Years

January 2009

 



CEO Report: A Year of Progress
FKEC Installs it First Grid-Tied Solar Array
Putting Safety First: Special Guests Speak at FKEC Safety Meeting
Keys Kids Playgroup Visits Cooperative
Pigeon Key Art Festival
FKEC Employees Compete & Eat for Fundraiser
Co-op Welcomes Amendola as System Engineer
Caba Celebrates 10 Years at FKEC

December 2008

 



CEO Report: 2008 Construction Progress
FKEC Donates Trees and Teaches Safe Planting
Second Grader Interviews Co-op Lineman for School Project
Co-op Helps Employees Quit Smoking
FKEC Goes Smoke-Free January 1
Holiday Electrical Safety Tips
FKEC Shares Hometown Holiday Cheer
Moe Leslie Celebrates 30-Year Employment Anniversary
Adam Pierce Celebrates 15 Years

November 2008

 



CEO Report: Construction Almost Finished!
Tornadoes Cause Outages During Hurricane Ike
Thank you FKEC...
FKEC Delivers More Capital Credit Refunds
Guidelines for Planting Near Power Equipment
FKEC Continues Inspection of Wooden Poles
Robert Blank Named Substation Supervisor
Marathon Office Make Over

October 2008

 



CEO Report: 85% of Outages Caused by Trees Planted Too Close to Lines
FKEC Seeks 6,473 Former Members Owed Money
New Automated Outage Reporting System Requires Phone Numbers
FKEC Refunds $1,185,000 in Capital Credits
How to Read Your Residential Electric Bill
FKEC Works Over Water in Whale Harbor Channel
FKEC Welcomes Lederer, Moncrief and Ragland
Anthony Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

September 2008

 



CEO Report: Capital Credits: Only Co-ops Pay You Back
FKEC Refunds $1,185,000 from 1990
FKEC Shows Patriotism in July Fourth Parades
Concrete Roof Complete on Tavernier Operations Center
FKEC Employees Send Care Packages to Soldiers
Cooperative People: Meet Amber Navarrete & Ashley Arrabal
Willie West Celebrates 51 Years with FKEC
Dr. Deb Shaw Retires After 14 Years with FKEC
Co-op Wishes Maxham Well
Five Years: Barnett & Arrabal

August 2008

 



CEO Report: Hurricane Plan Q&A
Tavernier Ops Center Reinforced Concrete Shell Construction Complete
Annual Helicopter Inspection Leads to Quick Repairs
Co-op Crews Conduct Oil Spill Practice Drill
Green Living & Energy Education Offers Free Online Carpooling
Go Paperless: FKEC Makes Online Bill Paying Easy
Cooperative Hosts Annual ACRE Picnic
FKEC Welcomes Baxter and Walsh
Randy Chaney Celebrates 15-Year Milestone Anniversary

July 2008

 



CEO Report: Storm-Hardened Operations Center on Schedule
Reinforced Concrete Facility to Serve Community After a Storm
FKEC Supports Third Annual Green Living & Education Expo
FKEC Earns Two Green Living Awards
Parakeet Nests Create Fire Hazards on Poles
Facts about Mercury in Compact Fluorescent Lamps
Meet Co-op People: Meet Mike Jenkins & T.J. Patterson
FKEC Welcomes Ellis, Christensen & White
Mungovan and Heller Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

June 2008

 



CEO Report: New Facilities, Reliability and Green Initiatives Discussed at 67th Annual Meeting
2008 Annual Meeting & Picnic Report & Photos
Meet Your Charitable Trust Board
FKEC Mourns Passing of Pat Stiger

May 2008

 



CEO Report: Co-op Participates in Green Living & Energy Expo and Biodiesel Rally
Boilini, Belcher, Barrett & Puto Re-elected to FKEC Board of Directors
FKEC Initiates "GenSafe" Pilot Program to Safely Connect Your Home & Portable Generator
Ty Cash Returns at Marathon Operations Manager
Meet Cooperative People: Meet Brian Tiedemann
FKEC Rolls in Biodiesel Rally
FKEC Mourns Loss of Ray Mayer

April 2008

 



2007 Annual Report

March 2008

 



CEO Report: Members Particicpate in Board Elections & Annual Meeting
2008 Annual Meeting & Picnic
Florida Keys Green Living & Energy Education Expo 2008
Meet Cooperative People: Paulette McNamara
Notice of PURPA Implementation
FKEC Says Goodbye to Carl Paul in Style
Vega Completes Apprenticeship
Corely Returns to Cooperative
Kurutz & Williams Earn Promotions

February 2008

 



Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Tavernier Operations Center
Cooperative Employees Support Our Community
Cooperative People: Meet Brooke Alana & Lucy Miranda
Holland & Barrett Earn Leadership Certification
Generation Facility Employees Recognized for Safety Record
Kropf Celebrates Five-Year Milestone
FKEC Welcomes Betancourt & Horne

January 2008

 



CEO Report: FKEC Marks 68 Years Serving Our Community
Carl Paul Retires After 46 Years
FKEC Certifies Employees in CPR & First Aid
Generation Facility Works 200,000 Safe Hours
Pigeon Key: A Local Treasure
Cooperative People: Meet Kim Jones
Cooperative People: Meet Dave Wojtaszek
Navarrete, Arrabal Earn Promotions
Gannaway Marks Five Years
Islamorada Director Presents Capital Credits to 40-Year Member

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