Newly Appointed Agriculture Representative Enhances Member Experience
Your electric Cooperative recognizes and appreciates the diverse membership represented in all nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Co-op strives to provide all of our member-owners a more personalized experience that meets their individual needs.
To add to our member value, Choptank Electric recently appointed Jacob Abbott as the Agriculture Representative. Abbott has been with the Cooperative for 14 years and is currently the Regional Member Service Manager for the southern region of the Cooperative’s service territory. His responsibilities have been expanded to include being the primary contact for our agricultural members and the Cooperative.
“I am very excited to be given this opportunity to work with our agricultural members, and assist them with their questions or issues. I am looking forward to meeting and interacting with our agricultural community face to face, and touring and learning about their individual operations, so that we can ensure we are meeting their business needs.”
Agriculture has been the cornerstone of the Eastern Shore for centuries and encompasses crop/vegetable/fruit farming, poultry, livestock, equine and grain production, just to name a few. Choptank Electric understands the complexities of agriculture and the demand for reliable and fair-priced electricity, energy efficiency and energy management, evolving technology, and employing a well-trained workforce.
Abbott can assist our members by explaining the components and dynamics of a particular electric rate and the monthly electric bill, guide members toward energy efficient technology directly related to the nature of their business, and offer advice and strategies to more effectively manage energy consumption. He can help guide members to select plans for their electric infrastructure upgrades and associated costs, as well as determine the electric costs on a monthly and annual basis.
Abbott will also provide energy audits and explore opportunities to leverage funds to offset the costs associated with the energy efficiency improvements. In the future, Abbott will develop additional programs exclusively for our agricultural members.