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Report: Big Changes for Utilities

By Michael W. Kahn | ECT Staff Writer Published: April 21st, 2014

Today’s electric cooperative scarcely resembles the co-ops of 75 years ago. And tomorrow’s co-ops are going to look different still, a new report finds. For one thing, electricity sales are largely flat, and even declining. Compare that with the period from 1950 until 2008, when there were only two years of sales declines. “I think... Read more

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Co-op News

Headstone Bonds Lineman and Co-op

Published: April 22nd, 2014

A headstone at a Florida cemetery serves as a lasting reminder of the unbreakable bond between a line crew foreman and his electric cooperative. David Compton worked for Clay Electric Cooperative for 42 years before losing... Read more

Energy & Environment

Co-ops Have Say on Grid Reliability

Published: April 22nd, 2014

As the Obama administration takes stock of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure, electric cooperatives and other consumer-owned utilities are presenting their views and recommendations. Duane Highley, president, CEO and chief affordability officer for the Arkansas Electric... Read more

Grassroots Involvement Soars at Utah Kite Fest

Published: April 22nd, 2014

An electric cooperative in Utah took to the skies recently to enlist public support for a common sense solution that balances energy needs and environmental concerns. Dixie Power used its annual kite festival in St. George... Read more

Legislative Conference

Co-ops Set to Rally on Capitol Hill

Published: April 22nd, 2014

There’s strength in numbers and that will be on full display, as thousands of electric cooperative managers, directors and staffers converge on Washington, D.C., for the NRECA Legislative Conference. The conference, which runs May 4-6, will... Read more

Co-op News, Editor's Pick

Doughboy Falls Down, Co-op Lifts it Up

Published: April 22nd, 2014

When a devastating tornado ripped through West Liberty, Ky., the local electric cooperative was there to help pick up the pieces. Two years later, Licking Valley RECC was at the scene again, but for a more... Read more

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