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LIHEAP Opens for 2018-2019

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2018-19 season is now open.

Crisis and regular LIHEAP applications begin November 1, 2018, and end April 12, 2019.

Members who received a LIHEAP grant last season should have received their application or COMPASS postcard in the mail in September or October. 

Members who didn't receive LIHEAP last season may request an application on or after November 1, 2018 by:

- Applying online at

Lime Hill Substation Area Work

Asplundh Tree Experts and TreeMD are currently working in our rights of ways in the Lime Hill substation area.  All trucks will be clearly marked and representatives will have photo ID.  All members in this area have received notification by mail.  If you have any concerns about the project, please contact our office at 1-800-326-9799.

Lightbulbs! Lightbulbs! Lightbulbs!

We are thrilled that our Claverack REC members are so excited about their new lightbulbs and even happier to hear that they’ve already been installed! Many of you have inquired as to where you can purchase more.

NEW! List of Unclaimed Capital Credits - Do We Owe You Money?

When the Cooperative has margins (revenues minus expenses) at the end of the year, those margins are allocated (spread) to active members based on their electric usage during that year. Annually, the board of directors determines if the Cooperative is in a financial position to distribute any margins or capital credits back to the members. This is called a capital credit retirement and is given to the members in either a bill credit, or in the case of an inactive member, a check.

2017 Claverack Annual Report

Our 2017 Annual Report was published in the July edition of Penn Lines.  Please click here to see all that your Cooperative accomplished during the past year.


Watch for Your Capital Credits Retirement

Claverack returning $1.7 million in capital credits to its consumer-members

Padmounted Transformer Inspections Underway

Over the next several months, Claverack crews will be inspecting padmounted transformers and equipment throughout our service territory.  Employees will open the equipment to install tags, place new labels on the units and may remove obstructions from the surrounding area.  If power needs to be temporarily disconnected for the work to be done, the crew will knock on the door to alert the member.  Most work will not require the disconnection of power.  The people performing this work will be in clearly marked Claverack vehicles.  If you have any q

The Weather DOES Affect Your Bill

As the outside temperature changes, it's important to remember that the weather does affect your bill!  In addition, you usually pay for electricity 4-6 weeks after use.  Be sure to look at the timeframe your most recent bill covers - the previous reading date through the current reading date.  

Monthly electric bills can increase by over $100 per device by using:


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