CORE Electric Cooperative has new services and offerings on the horizon. This year, we will continue to provide members The Energy to Thrive with additional control, choice and convenience. For the latest on these and other developments, look to our website social media channels and The Outlet member newsletter.
Coming soon: Advance Pay, which will let you choose when, the amount, and how you pre-pay toward your credit balance. No deposits, no monthly bills and no due dates! Receive alerts when your balance runs low, then add to it easily and at any time via the SmartHub app or this website.
We will add public chargers throughout our 5,000-square-mile service area to help build out electric vehicle infrastructure. We also will launch a charge-at-home program through which we will install, maintain and support CORE-owned Level II chargers at eligible member residences.
Upgrades to the grid will increase reliability, safety and capacity throughout our 5,000-square-mile service area. We also will continue to inspect lines and facilities, perform maintenance work and introduce new technologies to mitigate wildfire risk.
Also in 2023: No base rate increase; new wholesale power sources
Despite other utilities implementing widespread rate increases, CORE does not anticipate the need for a general base rate increase this year.
Also, we will soon announce new wholesale power sources that will replace Xcel Energy beginning in January 2026.
Our current wholesale power purchase agreement (PPA) with Xcel expires in December 2025. Under the arrangements currently in place, CORE’s power supply includes about 60% of its energy sourced from coal.
Our new power partnerships will bring a state-of-the-art energy portfolio that includes wind, solar and battery storage that will achieve our renewable resources goals.
This diverse portfolio will cut CORE’s carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2030 while being more reliable and affordable than our current resources.