Currents and Cookbooks

Posted: September 1, 2020 at 8 a.m.

Welcome to the second issue of our new Currents member magazine. We are hearing positive comments about the publication, and what’s best of all—members are reading and enjoying Currents.

MEC members are ordering cookbooks, one member ordered 10 of them. And several members have submitted calendar contest photo entries.

This publication wouldn’t be happening for MEC’s members without the help and professional efforts of the publisher, Pioneer Utility Resources. PUR is a not-for-profit cooperative like Mohave Electric, with the same values and business practices.

An MEC reader said:

“I loved getting the magazine and read it cover to cover, finding it very interesting and informative. Thank you for such a good magazine.”

Currents is part of our enhanced member communication goal. In the last few months we have gone from one social media channel to four channels—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Follow us!

A bigger project is a complete overhaul of our website. The all new is expected later this year, something to look forward to.

In this September Currents issue, our cover story is found on pages 4 and 5. The Moss Mine power line project is providing reliable and cost-effective electricity for the mining operation and will have a significant positive impact on air quality by replacing the existing diesel generators at the mine.

I want to join Golden Vertex/Moss Mine and thank Congressman Paul Gosar for his help in clearing some hurdles for this project to move forward. Our members and community benefit by his support for a local business that is forward-thinking to improve air quality and bring more than 100 good jobs.

More MEC and Arizona generation and transmission content is found on pages 8, 25, 28 and 29.

Last month, our Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel our District and Annual Member Meetings for 2020.

Uncertainty and changes surrounding health concerns and risks have made it impossible for us to secure a facility for our meetings, along with difficulty in providing physical distancing at meetings.

A few other considerations affected the decision– there is no outstanding business to conduct, no proposed changes to MEC’s bylaws, and there were  no applications received for a board position.

MEC has prepared its annual report document and I have  recorded a video presentation of the year’s highlights. The annual report and presentation are available on our website—, click on About Us then Annual Meeting.

We enjoy spending time with members at our meetings each year and we will miss that. On a bright note, we are planning MEC’s 75th anniversary in 2021 with a celebration at next year’s Annual Meeting and lots of gifts to make up for this year. We hope to see you next year, and maybe you’ll win a cookbook!