Dixie Power (DP), as an electric cooperative provider has a responsibility to its members beyond providing low cost services. Members of Dixie Power are owners in the co-op and in being so are kept in the loop about the business. DP reaches out to its members with an annual meeting and dinner.
DP provides utility services to approximately 18,000 members in southern Utah and northern Arizona.
It was the Arizona population they reached out to on April 5 when they set up one heck of a party for the ‘Arizona Strip’ co-op members at the Beaver Dam Elementary School.
Dixie Power prides themselves on their cooperative core values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. They strive to deliver safe, reliable, affordable and equitable energy services.
The annual dinner was proof of their commitment to the community and the DP members. DP provided a catered dinner served by the School lunch ladies who had some of the best burgers, fried potatoes and baked beans you could ask for along with a nice tossed salad and some decadent brownies for desert. Community members provided entertainment, face-painting and even train rides for the kids, each member received a 25ft. extension cord and a combination power cord and charging port. DP employees were the perfect hosts and hostesses who were making sure everybody was having fun.
Some of the employees were busy signing folks up for a charity offering that allows you to round up your bill to the nearest dollar and the difference in the change is donated to various charities. It only amounts to about $6 per year per member but with 18,000 members, if every member contributed, it adds up to a substantial amount.
Mike Brown, Chairman of the Escalante Valley District gave a speech to all members introducing the hard-working representatives that keep the costs low but did mention that there will be an 11% increase in the cost of energy. This figure is still low compared to the national average and some energy consumers across America who have seen increases as much as 37% in their energy bills.
From their initial formation in 1946 to today, Dixie Power provides services to its members and community to succeed and thrive in an often-volatile economic environment and currently has two offices located in Southern Utah to serve its members. For more information on the Dixie Cooperative advantage visit their web site https://www.dixiepower.com.