Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative's 2023 Annual Meeting Event consisted of an Online Meeting, available as of Monday, June 5th, and an in-person Member Appreciation Event which took place at the NJ State Fair on Monday, August 7th.
Scroll down to find all of the contents of our Online Meeting below! You will find videos of our Chairman's Report, Financial Report, board of directors election results, and Q&A with our CEO Chris Reese answering member questions.
For 2023's Member Appreciation Event at the NJ State Fair, we were located in the Barbecue Pavilion. This area was staffed by SREC employees, board members, and our CEO throughout the entire day, and members had the opportunity to speak with us, claim a $10 bill credit, and enter drawings for prizes.
Board of Directors Election Results
Q&A with President & CEO Chris Reese
Question Topic Timestamps:
0:30 - The System Connection Fee
1:48 - Co-op and Member Equipment
3:28 - Cybersecurity
5:11 - Vegetation Management
9:51 - Electric Thermal Storage
Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative's scholarship and award recipients for 2023 were selected from a group of extremely qualified students. This year, we once again broke our record for scholarship applications. The following students received awards from Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative this year:
The James Howard Goodwin Scholarship
This scholarship offers a $2,000 scholarship to support SREC member-students in pursuit of a college education.
- Mia Sciabica from High Point Regional High School
- Alayna Carcich from Vernon Township High School
- Luke Keating from Vernon Township High School
- Victoria Annunziata from Vernon Township High School
- Jonathan Chromcik from Sussex County Technical School
SREC Trade School/Certification Scholarship
This scholarship aims to support the trades in our community by offering $2,000 to support local students' pursuit of trade school or certification programs.
- Luke Van Orden from High Point Regional High School
- Blake Bayer from High Point Regional High School
Ray Cordts Community Champion Award
This award, new in 2023, honors our late director Ray Cordts by recognizing the achievements of local youth that work to better their community. Students are awarded with $500 plus a donation of $500 in their name to a local non-profit organization of their choice.
- Hannah Gallagher from Sussex County Technical School, with The Monarchs receiving her donation
- Hunter Smith from Vernon Township High School, with Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice receiving his donation
Annual Meeting Archive
2022 Annual Meeting Introduction
2022 Chairman's Address
2022 Financial Report
2022 Election Results
2022 Q&A Pt. 1 - Electric Vehicles
2022 Q&A Pt. 2 - Renewable Energy
2022 Q&A Pt. 3 - Cost of Power
2022 Q&A Pt. 4 - Battery Storage
2022 Q&A Pt. 5 - Solar Power
2022 Q&A Pt. 6 - Tree Trimming
Board of Directors Election Results Presented by Tom Ryan
Message from Congressman Josh Gottheimer
Message from Senator Steve Oroho
Financial Address from Board Secretary/Treasurer Ray Cordts
Address from Chairman of the Board Jack Haggerty
Q&A with CEO Chris Reese
To skip to specific questions, go to each timecode in the video:
0:20 - "What is the Cooperative doing to increase the use of renewable energy?"
3:31 - "It seems that last year we had more outages than usual. Is our association with JCP&L the reason?"
10:38 - "Is JCP&L using our lines and, if so, why?"
13:36 - "Do you plan to implement time-of-use billing for electric vehicle charging?"
Prize Drawing Results