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There’s an app for that! Introducing REC’s new mobile app

In a world where majority of our daily activities involve some form of technology, your cooperative is proud to say that we’re always willing to meet our member-owners where they are – even on their mobile devices. 

Roanoke Electric interns reflect on lessons-learned

With internship season behind them, the summer interns at Roanoke Electric Cooperative are now heading back to school, taking with them some valuable lessons about their work experiences.

N.C. ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES STANDING BY, REPORT NO OUTAGES AS HERMINE APPROACHES

North Carolina's electric cooperatives are monitoring conditions and are prepared to respond if power outages occur as Tropical Storm Hermine crosses the eastern part of the state. The electric cooperatives are not reporting any outages as of Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.

REC's Annual Meeting featured in the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald

Saturday's Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day event was recently featured in the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald.  Read the entire article below.

Find out which local students attended university basketball camps in the September issue of the Roanoke Flashes

Learn about new funding opportunities for forest landowners and find out what two local students attended this year's basketball camps in this issue of the Roanoke Flashes.

Roanoke EC Launches Campaign to Get Out the Vote, Boost Awareness of Issues Facing Rural America

In the 2012 national elections, voter turnout dropped by 9 percent overall, but the decline in rural counties was 18 percent—twice that of the nation as a whole. Today Roanoke EC is joining a national program to help turn this around by encouraging our employees and member-owners to register to vote and go to the polls in November.

Educators: Apply early for Bright Ideas grants and a chance to win $100

 North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, including Roanoke, are accepting applications for the Bright Ideas grant program. The education grants fund creative, classroom-based learning projects. The final deadline to apply is September 23. However, teachers submitting their completed application by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15 will have a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards.

Electrical safety lessons for kids

We all know electricity plays a major role in our everyday lives, and it is a powerful resource that should be respected. Unfortunately, our children often do not understand the dangers of electricity. At Roanoke Electric Cooperative, we encourage you to share electrical safety tips and lessons with your little ones as often as possible.

Roanoke EC's CEO is a panelist at recent National Convention

Check out this article featuring our CEO, Curtis Wynn, and his colleague, Mel Coleman, as panelists at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

Techy tools help member-owners take charge of energy use

Technology is putting consumers in control – of everything. Sometimes the changes are so gradual that it’s hard to notice how far we’ve come, but consider the way you watch TV. You no longer have to wait to watch your favorite show on a specific day in a specific location; technology has given you control of how, where and when you tune in.

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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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