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Transforming Co-ops from Ho-Hum to Always On

Thursday, July 02, 2015


The many challenges in our industry today are transforming electric cooperatives from the ho-hum utilities of 20 years ago to the Always On utilities of the future. For decades, our industry relied on fossil fuel sources to generate electric power. The generation fleet grew and nuclear power generation was added for efficiency and to meet [...]

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NRECA Summer Board Meeting Stresses Joint Action

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Members of the NRECA Board are being encouraged to meet challenges facing rural America through cooperation, collaboration and coalitions with groups and institutions that share similar goals. “Electric cooperatives should play key roles in developing strategies designed to help people work together to help themselves,” NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson told the board June 22 [...]

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Co-ops: Show Your Patriotism on Facebook

Monday, June 29, 2015


Just in time for Independence Day, a Florida electric cooperative is challenging co-ops nationwide to show support in photos for the U.S. flag through a member’s Facebook campaign. Dawn Veit, a dairy farmer and longtime member of West Florida Electric Cooperative, began the “Flag of Freedom’s Nation” project. Veit is asking people to take pictures [...]

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Co-op Staffer Cares for Soldier’s Grave

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Trooper James A. King served with Company H of the 7th U.S. Cavalry in the summer of 1874 when Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer was ordered to lead an exploratory expedition into South Dakota’s Black Hills. King, 24, was from Indiana. He apparently suffered heat-related symptoms during a return to Fort Lincoln, near present day [...]

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Tom Brokaw: Time for Next Big Idea

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Tom Brokaw is thinking big. “The United States represents the greatest big idea in the history of mankind: The idea that people came here to this raw and beautiful piece of geography in pursuit of individual freedom,” the former “NBC Nightly News” anchor said in a June 9 speech at CFC Forum. He cited other [...]

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