We hope all of our members have been enjoying the summer! What is a light bulb's favorite kind of news? Current events. And speaking of current events, here is the latest news and information from your electric co-op:
Sign up for Electronic Voting Materials - Win an Apple iPad
MEA's annual membership election is one of the foundations of our member-led co-op, but it can also be expensive due to printing and postage costs to produce materials for nearly 54,000 members. Help us decrease costs for our members and save paper by signing up for electronic voting materials. To sign-up, click here. Members who sign up for electronic voting materials will be entered to win an Apple iPad Pro!
Send your Outage Report in Seconds Through SmartHub
What's the fastest way to let MEA know when you have a power outage? By using the outage reporting tool on the SmartHub app. Your outage report is sent to our dispatch in a matter of seconds versus the time it takes trying to find the phone number and going through a call que. To learn how to report an outage through your SmartHub account, please watch this quick step-by-step video by clicking here.
Beware of Phone Billing Scams
There's been an increase in the amount of calls we've received from members reporting they had an electric bill scamming phone call. Typically, the scammer insists you are behind on your payment and threatens to disconnect your power unless immediate payment is provided. The scammer may also try to get your personal information by having you "verify" your account information including your address, date of birth and other sensitive information. Please note that MEA will never ask for payment information over the phone. If you receive one of these alarming calls, please hang up and contact MEA directly at 907-761-9300 to verify your account is current or login to your SmartHub account.
Love your job and your community - We're hiring
As a community built and led electric co-op, MEA is a great place to work. We currently have several positions open in Dispatch, Engineering, Payroll, Procurement and Operations. MEA offers great benefits and a great work/life balance. Plus, you help power your community! Whether you are looking for a career upgrade or you want to have your best friend move to the area, checkout and share our latest job positions by clicking here.
Want to help Power our Future? Join MEA's Member Innovation Committee
MEA is putting together a volunteer, member Innovation Committee to help advise us on how we power the future! The Innovation Committee will consider and advise MEA management on innovative approaches to meeting MEA member needs, including power generation and distribution, member service and other possible process improvements. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for Electric Service Online
We know your time is valuable and we want to provide our members with as many convenient account options that we can. MEA now offers DocuSign services so that new and existing members can sign up for electric service all online. Whether you need to sign into service at a home or business, we've got you covered with our electronic sign-up service. Click here for more information.