Reliability Drill Raises Questions

Published: September 20th, 2013 in: Preparedness

Energy industry executives and federal agency officials tested their ability to work together to restore power during and following major disasters as part of a recent Department of Energy tabletop exercise. DOE and industry participated in the... Read more

Virginia Crews Honored for Sandy Aid

Published: January 31st, 2013 in: Power Restoration

RICHMOND, Va.— Staffers and contractors representing several Virginia electric cooperatives were hailed as heroes by the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives for the work they did in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy... Read more

Ga. Line Crews Praised for Sandy Aid

Published: December 13th, 2012 in: Power Restoration

Out-of-state mutual aid work by some electric line crews from Georgia caught the attention of the state’s utility regulators, who had nothing but praise for the volunteers from electric cooperatives and other utilities. More than a dozen... Read more

Utility Teamwork Peaks with Sandy

Published: November 19th, 2012 in: Power Restoration, Top Story

Unprecedented cooperation among the nation’s electric utilities helped restore power to 10 million people following Superstorm Sandy, winning praise from electric cooperative officials and customers of investor-owned utilities. “Our team helped thousands of people and made a... Read more

Co-ops and IOUs Near Repair Finish

Published: November 13th, 2012 in: Recovery

Long hours of work by thousands of line crews, including hundreds from electric cooperatives, whittled away at outages two weeks after Superstorm Sandy left millions of electricity users in the dark. “Leaving here while they still need... Read more

Co-op Reaches Out to Say Thanks

Published: November 11th, 2012 in: Local Initiatives

It’s not exactly like a student’s paper with a gold star on the refrigerator door, but a Maryland electric cooperative is using newspapers to praise co-ops that helped it restore power after Hurricane Sandy. “We’ve scheduled ads... Read more

After Sandy: Praise for Teamwork

Published: November 6th, 2012 in: Power Restoration

Facing an onslaught of chilly autumn nights, with millions still without electricity a week after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, electric cooperatives and other utilities are mounting the largest regional power restoration effort since Hurricane Katrina. “Throughout the... Read more

Superstorm Sandy in Pictures

Published: November 1st, 2012 in: Power Restoration

It was an unprecedented storm—followed by an unprecedented response. As Hurricane Sandy turned into a superstorm impacting a huge area from the Mid Atlantic through New England—and well inland—electric cooperatives joined together to get the lights back... Read more

Co-ops Aid Co-ops, IOUs After Sandy

Published: November 1st, 2012 in: Recovery, Top Story

Co-op line crews from the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Southeast used their skills, trucks and tools from New England to the mid-Atlantic to help both electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities raked by Hurricane Sandy rebuild their damaged systems. As co-op outages rapidly decreased, some of those crews headed off to help IOUs. Read more

Co-ops Mobilize to Restore Power

Published: October 30th, 2012 in: Power Restoration, Top Story

Electric cooperative line crews stepped up the process of restoring power to tens of thousands of consumer-members along the East Coast, even as a massive hybrid storm pushed inland and pummeled parts of the Midwest. Co-op crews from Mississippi to Florida moved east and north to help turn the lights back on for co-ops hard hit by the storm. Read more