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Educators: Spark Classroom Engagement with a Bright Ideas Grant!

What’s your Bright Idea? North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, including Roanoke Electric Cooperative, are accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants for the 2017-18 school year. Teachers in K-12 classrooms with innovative ideas for hands-on learning projects are encouraged to apply for a grant up to $2,000.

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.

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June 09, 2017

The Roanoke-Chowan Partners for Progress Phase 2 (RCPP2) convened its quarterly meeting on Friday, June 9, at Roanoke Electric Co-op’s headquarters. RCPP2 is a local collaborative effort of community partners led by the co-op. Partners gathered to hear updates about one of the co-op’s most valued projects – Roanoke Connect.

June 08, 2017

Educators have until September 18 to be granted up to $2,000 towards their classroom project.

June 07, 2017

Two local high school seniors recently completed internships at Roanoke Electric Cooperative. 



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