We’re continually learning ways to improve your service.
It’s a new school year and kids of all ages are getting ready for a fresh year of learning! From kindergarten through college, students attend school to gain knowledge about a broad variety of subjects and learn new skills that will prepare them for the future. Just like the students in your life, Lynches River is continually learning in order to advance technology that improves electric service, reliability, safety and, in turn, enhances quality of life for the members we serve in our local communities.
Innovations in technology and energy types are fueling demand for more options. On the consumer front, people are looking for more ways to manage their energy use with smart technologies.
We’re working to help sift through the options for our members in ways that benefit the greater community. At the same time, we never lose sight of the top priority—providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity.
Technology improves efficiency
For example, automated meter reading (AMR) is the technology of automatically collecting energy consumption data and transferring it from the electric meter to the co-op. Because this information can be collected remotely, it enhances our system’s efficiency, helps control costs and improves work processes.
Similar to AMR, there is another technology called advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). This is a connected system of smart meters, communications networks and data management systems that makes two-way communication between utilities and consumers possible. When an outage occurs, AMI helps to distinguish between events that impact a single home or multiple outages and provides a way to check that power has been restored after an outage.
In addition to providing essential information during major outages, Lynches River monitors AMI data to identify unusual energy consumption patterns to find problems like faults, damaged meters or energy theft. Detecting these problems early helps our cooperative save money and improve reliability for the whole community.
At Lynches River, our “school year” is never over. We will continue to make it our goal to learn from our members about their priorities for the future, and we will continue to study and research the issues so that we can better serve you—now and in the future.
Board member nominations due by Tuesday, August 20
The bylaws of LREC state the Board of Trustees shall be composed of nine persons. Three members of the board will be elected at each annual meeting of members for three-year terms.
At the 2019 Annual Meeting, to be held Saturday, Oct. 19, trustees for District 3, District 6 and District 8 are up for election. To be nominated, you must meet the qualifications listed in Article three of the bylaws and be nominated by one percent (150) of members by Tuesday, August 20. For the full version of the co-op bylaws, including the detailed election process, visit the LREC office in Pageland or download the PDF below.LREC Bylaws [PDF]