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Our Environment

We encourage our member-owners to assist us in finding ways to reduce the energy consumed at homes and businesses. This will, in turn, allow member-owners to pay less for electricity, and keep their hard-earned money in your pocket to be used for other items.

Electric cooperatives across the United States have always promoted conservation, many years before “green,” “conservation” and “carbon footprint” became buzzwords. Through your volunteer efforts, we here at SVEC have put into place thousands of load control switches on water heaters, thereby reducing demand at peak consumption times. Click here for more information regarding SVEC’s load management program.

Beat the Peak is another way SVEC and our member-owners help the environment. Learn more about this voluntary program at

There are more than 900 electric cooperatives in the United States delivering reliable, affordable electric power to more than 40 million people across the nation. Electric cooperatives are private, independent electric utilities owned by the members they serve. The electric cooperatives support responsible stewardship of the environment.

Click here for energy efficiency tips or visit the “Our Environment – Energy Efficiency Tips” tab at the top of this page.