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2012 Almanacs, Calendars offered to Operation RoundUp members Walk-in customers at any of the three Powder River Energy offices in Sundance, Gillette or Sheridan can take home a free copy of the 2012 Farmers’ Almanac and pocket calendar, as long as they are signed up for Operation RoundUp when they leave. The Almanacs are now being offered on a limited basis to Operation RoundUp® members. The calendars will be available starting November 15. If you are already signed up for Operation RoundUp®, the items are yours, while supplies last. If you aren’t signed up for Operation RoundUp®, you can do so with one of the Customer Service Representatives and get your copy that day. This offer is good for walk-in customers only.

POWDER RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION 221 Main Street • P.O. Box 930 • Sundance, WY 82729 1-800-442-3630 • Report an Outage: 1-888-391-6220

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Operation RoundUp PRECorp’s Operation RoundUp program is one of the funding sources for the Powder River Energy Foundation. If you are a PRECorp member and haven’t already enrolled in Operation RoundUp® please do so today. Individuals who are not members of PRECorp may also support the Foundation by making a one-time or annual donation by calling 1-800-442-3630. The Foundation gives financial assistance to non-profit and charitable organizations in Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston counties. Operation RoundUp, where PRECorp members round up their monthly bills to the nearest dollar, amounts to an average of $6 donation each year for participating members.

Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) will soon launch an updated, clean and easy-to-navigate website at www.precorp.coop Technicians and designers have been working on the new-look website for several months, with a public launch planned for late November. The new site will bring with it some of the current site’s favorite features including secure portals for cooperative customers to pay bills and live radio streaming of local high school sports. The upgrade brings enhanced social media resources, redesigned forms for residential and commercial customers, simple-to-use navigation, reliable technology and constant updates of PRECorp news and community events. “We want to live up to expectations of our customers,” said PRECorp Communications Manager Peter Rossi. “The one-stop-website has a complete range of information about the many services and programs available to our members and business partners.” PRECorp retained its convenient and secure “Members-only” portal for financial transactions. Job hunters can scan the site’s employment opportunities. Students can apply on-line for scholarships and industrial customers can find construction standards and rate schedules. Look for phased-in additions to the website in the future, including interactive surveys, personalization and added links to industry resources.

As an official publication of Powder River Energy Corporation, the purpose of Power Lines is to communicate to member/customers information concerning their electric cooperative, and to offer suggestions and ideas regarding the safe, efficient, and economical use of electric energy. Back issues of the Power Lines can be found on PRECorp’s website at: www.precorp.coop/news.


PRECorp offers special rates, loan programs for members Powder River Energy Corporation member/owners can save on their electric bills by taking advantage of three programs. The programs and rates give members an opportunity to save a little money or leverage several hundred dollars to make some efficiency upgrades to their homes. Conservation Loan Program PRECorp’s Conservation Loan Program offers a zero interest loan up to $2,500 for members to complete energy efficiency improvements such as: upgrading windows, installing energy star appliances, replacing incandescent bulbs with Compact Florescent Light bulbs (CFL), or adding insulation. The loan can be paid back over a three-year period. Members wishing to receive a loan must

meet certain credit history criteria. Residential Time of Day Rate PRECorp’s Time of Day (TOD) rate is available to those customers who install a qualifying Steffes Electric Thermal Storage, or ETS, heating system. Electric Thermal Storage, or ETS, is a technology that allows the consumer to pay less for their heating energy. ETS works like a thermos bottle by storing heat until it is needed. The ETS heater is charged (heated) with lower cost, off-peak electricity. It then releases its stored heat whenever needed to maintain the desired room temperature. Residential Heat Rate PRECorp also offers a special electric heat rate to help members take advantage of a credit

provided by PRECorp’s main power supplier. The Residential Heat Rate (RHR) allows residential members to receive a credit of 2.191 cents per kilowatt hour for the electricity they use to heat their home between October and April. The heat rate is offered to residential members who have permanent electric resistance heat, cove, and/or an electric heat-pump space heating system. Members are required to install equipment, provided by PRECorp at no cost, to meter the electric heat load separately from other usage in the home. For more information on all of PRECorp’s special rates and programs, call the Customer Service Department at 800-442-3630; or go to www.precorp.coop/MemberServices/MainMenu/ms.cfm

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Board of Directors to vote on proposed Bylaw Amendment The PRECorp Board of Directors will be voting at their regular monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at the PRECorp office building in Gillette, Wyo., to amend the PRECorp Bylaws by adding a provision to Article IV, Section 2 to provide a mechanism to resolve elections if a tie vote should occur. If amended, Article IV, Section 2 would read as follows: (Proposed amendment is underlined italic.) “Article IV, SECTION 2. Election and Tenure of Office Directors shall be elected by secret ballot at each annual meeting by and from the members of the corporation. Beginning with the election of directors at the annual meeting of Powder River Energy Corporation in the year 1999, ten (10) directors shall be elected with staggered terms of one (1), two (2) and three (3) years. Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston Counties shall have an equal number of directors on the board at all times. At the annual meeting in 1999, one (1) Campbell County director shall be elected to a one (1) year term and one

POWDER RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION 221 Main Street • P.O. Box 930 • Sundance, WY 82729 1-800-442-3630 • Report an outage: 1-888-391-6220

www.precorp.coop

(1) Campbell County director shall be elected to a two (2) year term, one (1) Crook County director shall be elected to a two (2) year term and one (1) Crook County director shall be elected to a three (3) year term, one (1) Johnson County director shall be elected to a one (1) year term and one (1) Johnson County director shall be elected to a three (3) year term, one (1) Sheridan County director shall be elected to a two (2) year term and one (1) Sheridan County director shall be elected to a three (3) year term, one Weston County director shall be elected to a one (1) year term and one (1) Weston County director shall be elected to a two (2) year term. Thereafter all directors shall be elected for three (3) year terms, except those who may be elected to fill unexpired terms. If an election of directors shall not be held on the day designated herein for the annual meeting or at any adjournment thereof, the board of directors shall cause the election to be held at a special meeting of the members or at the next regular annual meeting. If the election is delayed until the next regular annual

meeting, the term of each qualified director shall be extended one year for each year the election is delayed. Directors may be elected by a plurality vote of the members. Drawing by lot shall resolve, where necessary, any tie votes. Members taking service outside of the counties of Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan or Weston shall be deemed to be a member of and within the area served by the county closest to the nearest meter serving the member, provided however, the member is not already taking service within the county.” Pursuant to Article XII (Amendments) the board of directors, with a vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of all directors, at a regular or special meeting of the board may amend the bylaws. Prior to a vote on a proposed by-law amendment notice of the proposed bylaw amendment or repeal and the date of the board meeting at which an amendment or repeal will be considered shall be delivered to the members at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting.

As an official publication of Powder River Energy Corporation, the purpose of Power Lines is to communicate to member/customers information concerning their electric cooperative, and to offer suggestions and ideas regarding the safe, efficient, and economical use of electric energy. Back issues of the Power Lines can be found on PRECorp’s website at: www.precorp.coop/news.

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2012 Almanacs, Calendars offered to Operation RoundUp members OCTOBER 2011 www.precorp.coop POWDER RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION 221 Main Street...

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