WREC would like to introduce its newest vehicle “Lightning”. Lightning is a 2018 Chevy Bolt. Lighting is All Electric, and has a battery range of 238 miles per charge. It takes Lightning approximately 8 hours to fully charge on a 240 volt charging system. Lightning’s MSRP was $38,715.00 and its final price was $31,215.00 (excluding taxes and fees) after a 7,500.00 dollar federal tax credit. The battery warranty is 8 years/100,000 miles, the bumper to bumper limited warranty is 3 years/36,000 miles, and the power train has a warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles. Its engine has 200hp and 266 ft-lb of torque, allowing Lightning to accelerate from 0-60 in 6.5 seconds. WREC plans on adding more All Electric vehicles in the future and we will keep you informed about Lightning’s performance in future posts.
West Hernando District Manager David Gonzales and Manager Member Relations David Lambert posed for a picture with Congressmen Rich Nugent. The Congressman was at the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce to provide an update on what is going on in Washington. The Congressman answered questions on a broad range of topics. Congressman Nugent has supported your Cooperative on many legislative issues to help keep rates affordable. Thank you for your service Congressman Nugent.
Florida is the lightning capital of the country, and lightning can wreak havoc on an electrical distribution system. WREC is proud to report in 2014 our system was reliable 99.979% of the time, and this could not have happened without the hard work and dedication of your Cooperative’s employees. As storm season approaches we would like to provide you with some basic electric safety tips!
It's going to be cold this Valentine’s weekend and in some portions of our territory it is expected to get below 30 degrees. It’s time to snuggle with your Valentine, have a warm cup of hot chocolate, watch your favorite movie, and take comfort that WREC is on the job to meet peak energy demands.
On April 24 the Cooperative was represented at Weeki Wachee High School's annual Environmental Awareness Event by Ron Lawson and Gary Steele. This was the event's second year and it was organized by teachers and students from the environmental sciences classes. It was open to all students and parents and was a huge success! We look forward to participating for many years to come.