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Win Over Members During Outages

By Michael W. Kahn | ECT Staff Writer Published: May 26th, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS—Like death and taxes, power outages are inevitable. The real question is how well you communicate with your electric cooperative’s members when the lights go out. Some best practices were shared at a May 14 session at CONNECT ’15. For example, the outage viewer on the United Cooperative Services website displays a hardhat icon wherever... Read more

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Power Plants

Alaska Co-op Adds Self Generation

Published: May 28th, 2015

For the first time in its 71 years, Alaska’s Matanuska Electric Association is self-generating power to meet all of its members’ energy needs. Less than two years after groundbreaking, the new $300 million Eklutna Generation Station... Read more

Renewable Energy

Arkansas G&T Inks Wind Power Deal

Published: May 28th, 2015

Arkansas electric cooperatives will have more than 100 megawatts of additional wind power to help meet the energy needs of their members and it’s coming from a planned wind farm in Oklahoma. “AECC will be the... Read more


Texas Co-ops Hit by Massive Floods

Published: May 27th, 2015

Flash flooding in parts of Texas ripped down power lines and forced electric cooperative crews to detour around high water in many areas as they worked to restore power. Johnson City-based Pedernales Electric Cooperative coped with... Read more

Editor's Pick, Legislation

Co-ops Back Right-of-Way Reform

Published: May 26th, 2015

Two electric cooperative managers said delays and inconsistencies in federal policy are hurting their ability to deliver reliable power to their members and reduce the risk of catastrophic forest fires. Dave Markham, president and CEO of... Read more

Co-op News, Editor's Pick

Texas Co-op Helps Fight Drought

Published: May 26th, 2015

In drought-stricken central Texas, Lake Medina has dwindled to a pond and the natural flow of rivers is threatened. But thanks to an electric cooperative and its wholesale power provider, students are learning what to do... Read more

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