Industry Articles

COVID-19 Relief Passed by Congress Helps Struggling Co-op Members Pay Electric Bills

Congress has approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that could help struggling electric cooperative consumer-members pay their electric bills. The bill provides emergency funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program which will help pay for...

As Electric System Evolves, Reliability Comes in New Ways

When our members flip the switch, they expect lights to turn on. It takes a lot of technology and talented people working together to make that happen. Large conventional power plants that have been shutting down in recent years are often replaced with new generators...

Prune Drying Brings in the Electric

At the turn of the twentieth-century, in Douglas County, Oregon, prunes were a big part of their local economy. Drying prunes took time and resources, but in the late 1930's, rural electrification spurred the way for shorter drying times and less wood-burning...

Average Prices for Residential Electricity

The Average Prices for Electricity Map has been updated to reflect the latest data from the EIA. Electricity is a great value compared to other energy use.
Utilities Partner to Keep Your Lights On

Utilities Partner to Keep Your Lights On

We have all come to expect the highest level of reliability when it comes to flipping on a light switch, morning, noon or night. The electric grid that provides us all with that reliable source of power is a complex system of interconnected power lines and substations...

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Monitoring the Line for Reliability

Monitoring the Line for Reliability

Electric co-ops use a variety of monitoring and automation technologies that improve power reliability, shorten outage times and reduce labor time for crews. Here are four technologies used to improve reliability. Power SensorsPower sensors typically clamp on or...

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