electricity

Farm Equipment Safety

You've planned every acre. Have you planned for your safety?

As spring planting nears, Cass County Electric Cooperative reminds hardworking farmers and ranchers to stay safe. Overhead power lines are necessary to deliver electricity, but those same power lines can also be deadly if not treated with respect. While you need to focus on the field and your machinery, your local electric cooperative urges you to also watch for electrical hazards around the farm or ranch.

The "good" power outages

At times, power outages may seem like the bane of an electric cooperative. They can happen unexpectedly, causing inconvenience and a disruption to daily life. Cass County Electric’s line crews and power control technicians work to get power restored safely and as quickly as possible when outages happen. After all, no one likes being literally left in the dark. Like many things in modern life, power outages may seem like a nuisance on the surface, but sometimes they can actually be beneficial for both the co-op and its members.

Power Line Safety

Accidentally contacting a power line can be dangerous, and in some cases, even deadly. Your Touchstone Energy cooperative wants to help our members stay safe around power lines.

Keep a safe distance

Whether you are playing outdoors with your children or working on landscaping projects, keep a safe distance from power lines and other equipment your co-op uses to get electricity to your home.

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What Is Electricity?

Electricity is a basic part of nature and it is one of our most widely used forms of energy. We get electricity, which is a secondary energy source, from the conversion of other sources of energy, like coal, natural gas, oil, nuclear power and other natural sources, which are called primary sources. Years ago, many cities and towns were built alongside waterfalls (a primary source of mechanical energy) that turned water wheels to perform work.