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Sustainable Forestry Project Youth Symposium

Local youth have the opportunity to attend the Sustainable Forestry Project's Youth Symposium on May 20, 2017.

Properly sizing your HVAC Unit

An improperly sized HVAC unit can wreak havoc on your home. An oversized unit can cause your system to “short cycle” – constantly turning off and on. An undersized unit will run constantly to keep up with demand. Consider the factors below and choose an HVAC system that works best for your home.

Roanoke Electric Cooperative inducted into Palladium ‘Hall of Fame’

In recognition of its organizational performance and breakthrough results, Roanoke Electric Co-op has been inducted into the prestigious Palladium Group Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy.

Roanoke Electric Cooperative Earns Prestigious Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives’ Service Excellence Four-Star Cooperative Status

Last month Roanoke Electric Cooperative (REC) received national recognition from Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives for earning Service Excellence Four-Star Cooperative status. REC is one of only 17 other electric co-ops across the nation that has earned this prestigious Four-Star Cooperative recognition by completing four employee engagement courses in the Touchstone Energy Service Excellence Program.

Wynn elected to key leadership post

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association has elected Roanoke Electric Co-op CEO Curtis Wynn as vice-president of its board of directors.

Co-op board earns top honor for leading grassroots activism

Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has earned a national award for its leadership in bolstering political engagement among its membership.

Calling all HVAC/Electrical Contractors! Upgrade to $ave program still has $5 million to invest in home upgrades

The Roanoke Center and Roanoke Electric Cooperative are hosting an “Energy Efficiency Job Opportunity” event on Friday, March 10, 2017.  Your firm is cordially invited to participate in this outreach event to connect your company with the upcoming job opportunities that are associated with providing energy efficiency measures to the Roanoke Electric membership.

Easy steps to greater efficiency

Do you want to save money and electricity but have limited time, money and patience? According to the Department of Energy, a “typical American family” spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. Much of that money, however, is wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances or inefficient heating and cooling systems.

Savings adds up with Upgrade to $ave

Since its Upgrade to $ave program was launched two years ago, Roanoke Electric Co-op has helped more than 200 member-owners make energy efficient upgrades to their homes.

Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s broadband initiative enters next phase

With its “Roanoke Connect” fiber optic network nearly complete, Roanoke Electric Cooperative is launching a pilot program to test how it could be used to bring high-speed internet to co-op member-owners. The pilot is an important step toward bridging the digital divide for Roanoke Electric members in northeastern North Carolina.

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April 28, 2017

Member-owners gathered at Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s headquarter office on Thursday, April 20, to try its high-speed internet network offered through its Roanoke Connect Phase II project.

April 26, 2017

Find out how you can save big on your electric bill each month in the May issue fo the Roanoke Flashes!

April 24, 2017

May is a month to enjoy the flowers, soak up sunshine and cross those final tasks off your spring-cleaning checklist. Some of those jobs might require skills and equipment you don’t often use, so it’s a good time brush up on electrical safety, especially considering it’s National Electrical Safety Month!



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