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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:

Roanoke Electric Co-op CEO testifies before congressional panel

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Roanoke Electric Co-op CEO Curtis Wynn testified recently on “The State of Infrastructure in Rural America” before the House Committee on Agriculture.

Roanoke Rewards helps member-owners lower electric bills

Over the past year, member-owners were credited $2.05 per transaction towards their electric bill using the co-op’s Roanoke Rewards program.  That’s almost $25 per year for member-owners who shop online once a month.

Co-op's Forestry Project offers assistance to area landowners

The Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Project will be holding a landowner meeting on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 9:30 am-12 pm at the Roanoke Center in Rich Square. The Sustainable Forestry Project seeks to provide landowners in Roanoke Electric Co-op’s service area with resources that will restore and conserve their forest land.

Three life-saving water safety tips for you this summer

Fun summer events often includes water activities.  Roanoke Electric Co-op desires for both its staff and member-owners to enjoy the summer fun as safely as possible.  To that end, here are three water recreation safety tips that could save a life this summer:

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October 17, 2017

Roanoke Electric Co-op is offering water heater control devices. Which boost energy efficiency and savings, free to member-owners.

October 16, 2017

As part of its community outreach efforts, Roanoke Electric Co-op representatives made a special delivery recently to the Northampton County School Board.

September 26, 2017

The Roanoke-Chowan Partners for Progress Phase 2 will convene its quarterly meeting on Friday, October 20, at Roanoke Electric Co-op’s headquarters. RCPP2 is a local collaborative effort of community partners led by the co-op.  Join us to get the latest update on the co-op's plan to deploy internet service throughout its service territory.

Please register by Friday, October 13,  for the quarterly meeting email: rsvp@roanokeelectric.com or jjenkins@roanokeelectric.com

Please see the agenda for the upcoming meeting below:



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