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Causes of Power Outages and Blinks

Have you ever wondered what causes your power to go out or blink?  Roanoke Electric Co-op takes pride in being able to keep your lights on.  However, we do recognize that sometime outages may occur.  The video below gives insight about the most common causes of power outages.

Co-op offers free programmable thermostat plus monthly savings

Roanoke Electric Co-op is now offering its ecobee3 thermostat at no cost to member-owners. In the past, member-owners could purchase the Wi-Fi enabled thermostat at up to 60 percent off of retail price.  Now, member-owners pay absolutely nothing for the thermostat and still enjoy the monthly savings of at least $4.00.

Co-op CEO invites member-owners to celebrate Co-op Month

From Curtis Wynn, president and CEO

In honor of our history and future, we will be celebrating National Co-op Month in October.  Please join us in celebrating by stopping by our office and enjoying free snacks, getting some great information, and various giveaways every Friday in the month of October.

Co-op announces pricing for internet service

Roanoke Electric Co-op announces that member-owners will be able to subscribe to its internet service for $44.95 per month. This announcement comes after the co-op recently completed the first phase of its pilot project.  Now, the co-op is making plans to expand the project to its entire membership over the next two to four years.

Annual Meeting: ‘Making Connections Together’

“Five hundred dollars is five hundred dollars,” Curtis Wynn told the crowd of more 300 member-owners, who gathered Aug. 26 for Roanoke Electric Co-op’s 79th Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day at Hertford County High School.  The co-op’s chief executive officer emphasized this dollar amount to underscore the value broadband access holds for member-owners to potentially save on household energy costs.

Co-op encourages safe harvest practices

It can be an exciting and exhausting time, the culmination of a season of hard work. However, the rush to harvest can also yield tragic outcomes. Each year, dozens of farm workers are killed and hundreds are injured in accidents involving power lines and electrical equipment.  

Source: Energy Education Council (EEC), SafeElectricity.org.

Internship program offers valuable work experience, new perspective about electric co-op

As another summer internship season comes to an end, the interns at Roanoke Electric Co-op walk away, not only with newfound job skills, but also a new perspective about the cooperative way of doing business.

Co-op allocates $500,000 in capital credit check refunds

For the second year in a row, Roanoke Electric Co-op has allocated more than $500,000 in capital credit checks, which were mailed to member-owners in early August.  Member-owners who have not yet received their  checks are encouraged to contact the co-op’s office.

HURRICANE SEASON

Last week, NOAA warned of an “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season, with 2-5 major hurricanes now in the forecast.

With this in mind, Roanoke Electric Co-op officials are emphasizing the importance of having hurricane preparedness plans in place. North Carolina sits on the Atlantic coast, and when hurricanes hit the region they often bring with them flooding, power loss and wind-damage. 

Operation RoundUp contributes $10,000 in support of community efforts

The Roanoke Electric Care Trust board recently awarded grants to five community groups, as part of the co-op’s Operation RoundUp program. Third quarter grants totaled $10,111.25 and were presented to the following organizations:

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September 15, 2017

Have you ever wondered what causes your power to go out or blink?  Roanoke Electric Co-op takes pride in being able to keep your lights on.  However, we do recognize that sometime outages may occur.  The video below gives insight about the most common causes of power outages.

September 15, 2017

Roanoke Electric Co-op is now offering its ecobee3 thermostat at no cost to member-owners. In the past, member-owners could purchase the Wi-Fi enabled thermostat at up to 60 percent off of retail price.  Now, member-owners pay absolutely nothing for the thermostat and still enjoy the monthly savings of at least $4.00.

September 13, 2017

From Curtis Wynn, president and CEO

In honor of our history and future, we will be celebrating National Co-op Month in October.  Please join us in celebrating by stopping by our office and enjoying free snacks, getting some great information, and various giveaways every Friday in the month of October.



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