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Know a youth who needs a summer job?

AEC is participating in this program to give local
youths valuable job experience.

 

Income qualified residents may now apply
for the ConnectAnza 20/20/20 program
which offers a 20mb/s upload, 20mb/s
download connection for $20.00 per month.


For more information, call 951-763-4333.


 

Riverside County COVID-19 Programs


Please check Supervisor Chuck Washington's
resource page for important assistance programs
available during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Rental Assistance offered by United Lift:

https://www.unitedlift.org/

 

Stay informed with COVID-19 vaccine updates:

 

 

 

 

Financial Options during a Challenging Time.

As a member owned and controlled cooperative, one of our basic principles is “Concern for Community.” For Anza Electric, this simply means that we have a responsibility to do what we can to make the place that we all live a little better. When our members have financial challenges, we want to be able to help. Here are three programs available to do just that:

Smiles 4 Seniors

If you’re over 65 and meet certain income requirements, this non-profit program provides emergency assistance and safety net services to struggling low income seniors who would otherwise have nowhere to turn. Contact them at Smiles for Seniors Foundation P.O. Box 1113 Yucaipa Ca. 92399. (909)790-6671 or visit their website at www.smilesforseniorsfoundation.org

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Administered by the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, this federally funded program provides utility payment assistance and weatherization services to low income customers in Riverside County. Apply online at www.capriverside.org/program/utilityassistanceprogram

Cooperative Care Program

This program is truly what our Cooperative is all about- helping our Members. We started this program ourselves, looking for a way to provide a helping hand when and where it’s needed. Members are eligible for up to $300 assistance annually, and the Thimble Club administers the program. It’s funded through Operation Roundup®, which rounds up participants’ electric bills to the nearest dollar, and contributing the extra change to the program. Funding is also provided through escheated Capital Credit funds.

To get more information on this unique program, visit our website here: www.anzaelectric.org/content/assistance-utility

To sign up for Operation Round Up info, please visit:

www.anzaelectric.org/content/operation-round

Or, stop by the office or give us a call at (951)763-4333. We’re always glad to help.
 

Occasionally, it’s necessary to perform maintenance on our equipment and that sometimes involves temporarily disconnecting our members’ power.
The members most affected are those who are on life support. We maintain a list of those who depend on any type of life support system and we use
this list to notify these individuals of a planned outage.
If you or someone in your household is on life support please be sure and let us know. Click here to download the Life Support Information Letter.

Identification tags are also placed on meters to alert crews of the existence of a life support system.
 

Because power outages can’t always be controlled and the duration of the outage may be extensive, it’s important to maintain a sufficient
backup supply of oxygen or other medical equipment you may need during this time.

 

                       

 

Is your account past due?

If your due date has passed or you have a payment arrangement you have not kept, contact the AEC office right away. In most cases, we can offer some additional payment time.

What will happen if I don’t pay by the due date?

The short answer is, your service will be disconnected. Disconnecting services for the non-payment is the last thing we want to do. That's why we encourage members to contact the AEC office.

If you receive a delinquent notice on your bill, you will need to respond by the date hi-lighted in the message and also listed in red at the bottom of the bill as the “Disconnect Date. ”

If you have already made a payment arrangement and find you can’t keep the date, be sure to contact the AEC office to see if new arrangements can be made. If no arrangement exists or an arrangement has been broken, a message will be sent to the phone number(s) we have on file letting you know to respond by a specific date and time to avoid disconnection.


Rounding up your bill can make a difference - Operation Roundup

Your spare change alone may not make a big difference – however, when you combine that spare change with all of your neighbors, it can change lives.

With that concept in mind, Anza Electric Cooperative established Operation Roundup as a way for our 4,000 members to combine their spare change for the benefit of the communities in this area.

The program was set up with the goal of making a big difference with small change. By allowing AEC to round up your monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar amount each month, the extra pennies are contributed to the AEC Operation Roundup fund.

Operation Roundup was started by Palmetto Electric Cooperative, in South Carolina, in 1989. Since then over 278 electric cooperatives nationwide have chosen to adopt the program.


 

AEC PLANNED POWER OUTAGE:

Anza Electric is planning a system-wide power outage on June 9th beginning at 10:00 pm until 4:30 am on June 10th. This outage is required to perform some important system upgrades to the AEC substation.

 

Upcoming election for the AEC Board of Directors

The deadline for a director candidate to submit petitions was May 18th.

Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc. is governed by seven directors representing three districts of the cooperative's service area. Four seats on the Anza Electric Cooperative Board of Directors are open for election this year. Districts I,II and III each have one seat available for a three-year term. The Director-at-Large seat is available for a one-year term.

AEC's democratically elected Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy for and the governance of the only electric distribution cooperative in Southern California. Directors are committed to policies that result in a safe and reliable electric system, fair rates, financial responsibility and superior member service.

Each year, eligible AEC members can seek nomination for director positions up for election through the petition process established by the AEC Bylaws requiring thirty valid member signatures.

This year seven valid petitions were accepted and the following individuals will be listed on this year's ballot.

DISTRICT III
Sharon Hepler
Keith Penny
Stephen Silkotch, Sr.

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE
Hope Adams
Ryall Stewart

Since only one valid petition was received for both Districts I and II, Diane Sieker will be seated for District I and Harold Burdick will be seated for District II, each for a three-year term based on AEC bylaw, Article IV, section 4(e) stating that:

In the event petitions are received for only the number of Directors to be elected and the Secretary determines the petitions in order and the candidate qualified, no further election process shall be held and those candidates nominated shall be elected as Directors at the annual meeting.

Election materials will be arriving in member's mailboxes and email in the next few weeks.

 

 

The office is open but the AEC lobby doors are closed during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read more here.


Important news regarding Non-Pay Disconnects during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read more here.


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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