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2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

Thank you to all who virtually attended the 2021 Annual Meeting on June 12th. If you were not able to attend the live Annual Meeting, you can watch the recording on our YouTube page. During the meeting we announced our newly elected board of trustee members, Tim Phillips representing District 1, Gene Barker representing District 4, Ed Crawford representing District 5 and Brian Terry representing District 10.


Other highlights from the meeting include:

- Through Operation Round Up, $773,566.73 has been given to local charitable organizations since 2008.

- There is no rate increase for 2021 and we have a new extension of service into North Point Development Industrial Park (across from CSX Intermodal) near North Baltimore

- We invested $3.0M into line rebuilds, new services, and the replacement of electric plant facilities for 2020. (Our crews rebuilt 6.5 miles of three-phase electric lines focused in Hancock county).

- HWE completed major substation capital improvement projects in 2020, including the Hatton Substation ($1.9M), which will improve reliability for members in the West Millgrove area.

- In 2019 we created four strategic goals: sustain a culture of safety, formulate strategies to protect our service territory, identify opportunities to promote member and community engagement, and improve rates and costs. We have completed all these goals and are now working towards creating new goals for 2021 and 2022.

We demonstrate our Concern for Community by volunteering and donating to local charitable causes. Nearly $500,000 in grants have been distributed in the last decade through grants and Operation Round Up funds to individuals and organizations in need. We also provide assistance to Habitat for Humanity, schools, churches and community events. To learn more, click on Community Involvement above. learn more

Members benefit from electric service reliability, competitive rates, money after co-op bills are paid in the form of patronage/capital credits, discounts, informative co-op publications, easy-to-access payment plans, rebates, scholarships, family-friendly Member-only events and a vote in the direction of Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op. To learn more, click on Member Benefits above. learn more

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative has granted more than $100,000 in scholarships within the last decade. An additional Power Systems Engineer (PSE) Scholarship has been added to the program. The winner of this scholarship is eligible for paid internship(s) in the co-op’s engineering department. learn more