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Paris Attacks Hone Grid Threat Drill

By Cathy Cash | ECT Staff Writer Published: November 23rd, 2015

Deadly terrorist attacks in Paris sharpened the urgency of a two-day utility/government grid threat exercise that tested the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid and how quickly millions can be reconnected while keeping the public safe. Recent terrorist activities “make it all a little bit more real for us,” said David Revill, cyber security operations... Read more

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Co-op News, Editor's Pick

Co-op Bonds with Agribusiness

Published: November 30th, 2015

If your electric cooperative has a big farm presence, you might look at how a Georgia co-op is working to strengthen its ties with that community. Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative hosted its first-ever Agribusiness Seminar earlier... Read more

Local Initiatives

$100K for Job Training from S.C. Co-op

Published: November 25th, 2015

A South Carolina electric cooperative is giving $100,000 toward a new branch of a community college, a career center and economic development offices all at one site. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in Pickens awarded the grant... Read more

Renewable Energy

ODEC Buys Solar for Member Co-ops

Published: November 25th, 2015

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has signed a deal that will bring 30 megawatts of solar energy to its member co-ops in three states. The G&T will buy the output from two projects in Virginia being developed... Read more

Editor's Pick, Environmental Stewardship

Beaver Damage in Wolverine Country

Published: November 23rd, 2015

A Michigan co-op had to gnaw on this problem: Beavers knocked out power to a distribution line in advance of fast-approaching winter weather along the Betsie River in northwestern Michigan. “We had a fairly small outage,... Read more

Editor's Pick, Local Initiatives

Want to Start a Business? Here's How

Published: November 23rd, 2015

Georgia hunter Jason Urbain has invented a complex archery tip that can deliver an electrical charge for greater accuracy. But as a small business owner, finding the money to do live demonstrations at trade shows has... Read more

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