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Winter’s early start and frigid temperatures made December 2013 a record-setter for East Central Energy.

“We purchased just over two percent more energy to supply our members than in previous Decembers,” said Vern Johnson, principal engineer and vice president of distribution operations at ECE.


That was before the arctic blast that ushered in the New Year, driving energy use up even more and leading to higher electric bills.

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