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New executive order calls for review of the Clean Power Plan

Editor's note: This was originally posted by NRECA.

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump pledged to review burdensome federal regulations when he became president. On March 28, President Trump took an important step to follow through on that commitment by signing an executive order to promote energy independence. The order also calls for review of the Clean Power Plan. 

Local linemen, local power: Celebrate linemen on National Lineman Appreciation Day!

Join us, and electric cooperative members nationwide, in celebrating the hardworking men and women who keep the lights on. April 10, 2017 is National Lineman Appreciation Day.

Roanoke Electric Cooperative is Building the Bridge to Energy Savings with Roanoke Connect

With the construction of the fiber optic network nearly complete, the second phase of the Roanoke Connect initiative seeks to bring member-owners the opportunity to subscribe to high-speed internet services.  Read more about how this service will allow member-owners to save on their electric bill in the April issue of the Roanoke Flashes below.

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.

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October 30, 2017

With the co-op’s mobile app, member-owners can monitor their daily energy usage and make better informed decisions to save money on their electric bills. 

October 27, 2017

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Greenville, SC

GREENVILLE, SC - Enviva Holdings, LP today announced a $45,000 grant to support African American land retention and healthy forests in northeastern North Carolina.  The grant to the Sustainable Forestry Program of the Roanoke Center—a nonprofit affiliate of the Roanoke Electric Cooperative headquartered in Ahoskie, North Carolina—deepens the existing partnership between Enviva, the Roanoke Center, and the U. S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment).  That program serves forest owners in seven counties in the Cooperative’s service region and near two of Enviva’s wood pellet facilities.

October 17, 2017

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



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