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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.

Discover two offers to lower your electric bill in the March issue of the Flashes!

Tired of your electric bill getting lost in the monthly clutter of expenses?  Find out how your cooperative is offering to help in the latest issue of the Roanoke Flashes.

Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Project Announces Financial Assistance for Forest Landowners

Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s non-profit organization The Roanoke Center, Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Project (SFAALRP) announces financial assistance for forest landowners in the following counties: Halifax, Northampton, Bertie, Hertford, Gates, Chowan, and Perquimans.

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August 14, 2017

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. 

August 01, 2017

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:

July 27, 2017

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.



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