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Congress Saves Large Water Heaters

By Cathy Cash | ECT Staff Writer Published: April 21st, 2015

Electric cooperatives across the country were relieved after Congress passed legislation April 21 that will enable them to continue using large capacity grid-enabled water heaters for energy and money-saving programs. By a voice vote, the House sent S. 535 to President Obama, who is expected to sign it into law. The bill, authored by Senators... Read more

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Weekly Digest for April 27

Published: April 27th, 2015

The Weekly Digest contains brief summaries of some of the most important stories recently posted on Click on the issue date on the Weekly Digest page to open a PDF that is suitable for printing and distribution. Read more

Renewable Energy

More, Bigger Co-op Solar Coming

Published: April 27th, 2015

Spurred by member requests, declining equipment costs and relatively short construction periods, several electric cooperatives are developing more solar projects. “Our members have expressed a strong interest in clean, local renewable energy,” said Lynn E. Thompson,... Read more

Editor's Pick, Trends, Reports & Analyses

Iraq Marine’s Co-op Safety Lesson

Published: April 27th, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS —Baghdad and Fallujah aren’t on co-op lines, but what’s happened there can teach utility crews here at home a thing or two about working safely. That’s why a former Marine who served in Iraq came... Read more

Co-op News, Editor's Pick

Apply by May 29 for New NRECA Award

Published: April 27th, 2015

NRECA bestows awards electric cooperatives in several areas, such as political activism, international work and excellence in communications. Now there’s a new award for co-ops making outstanding improvements to their members’ quality of life. The NRECA... Read more

Editor's Pick, International

On the Ground in Haiti: Day 6

Published: April 27th, 2015

Market day in Côteaux was a crazy experience. Perhaps it was because I was carrying a 10-pound tripod, a camera, and hoping no one was going to hurt Garrett, my video producer, as he navigated his way through the sea of humanity in the... Read more

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