Here’s to a Beautiful Summer!

Annie TerraccianoI hope everyone has enjoyed their summer as much as I have, and has taken advantage of the recreational fun the Northwest has to offer. Whether you enjoy camping, hiking, boating, swimming, or all of the above, we are blessed to live in an environment that allows us to get outside and appreciate our surroundings. I truly believe this is one of the best places to live.

To celebrate the summer season with our members, NLI is having an ice cream social Monday, August 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at our Sagle headquarters. Everyone is invited to enjoy hot dogs, ice cream, tour the solar array, and meet your board of directors and NLI employees.

Cost-of-Service Analysis

All electric utilities, including Northern Lights, periodically conduct a cost-of-service analysis to ensure rate fairness among members. The purpose of a COSA is to fairly and equitably allocate all costs required to serve our members among each consumer class. Our goal is to avoid having one member class subsidize another member class through rates. During the course of the study, all costs of the cooperative are reviewed, including the costs to build, operate and maintain our system. These costs are then broken down and allocated according to member classes, such as commercial and residential, and tracked back to the revenues produced for each class to determine if everyone is paying their fair share. The board will analyze the COSA results later this summer to determine if any changes need to be made.

Enjoy the wonderful weather, and I hope to see you at the ice cream social!

Annie Terracciano
General Manager