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Indiana's electric cooperatives and their statewide magazine, Electric Consumer, invite Indiana K-12 students to enter the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest. A complete set of rules, instructions, required entry forms and additional contest information are available visiting... Learn more
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Some parts of Co-op Nation require a passport to visit—such as Costa Rica, where NRECA International helped get two electric cooperatives started half a century ago. In 1965, the co-ops barely had 600 members combined. Today that number is well past 144,000. Read more at http://www.ect.coop/editors... Learn more
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Slope Electric Cooperative loaned $2 million to West River Veterinary Clinic to construct a new veterinary clinic in Hettinger. The loan is part of a partnership between electric cooperatives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for loans for rural businesses. USDA provides zero-interest loans to... Learn more
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According to the newly released 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index ( http://www.theacsi.org ) survey, member-owners belonging to not-for-profit electric cooperatives are more satisfied with their utility than consumers served by either investor-owned utilities (IOUs) or municipal utilities. Learn more
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In the $400 billion business of retail electricity, where Internet giants are angling for customers, cooperatives must be more than just safe, affordable and reliable. They must flaunt the co-op difference. “Anybody can be safe, affordable and reliable—IOUs do it all day,” said Mike Williams, CEO... Learn more
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Electric cooperatives have a different way of conducting business than other utilities. The main benefit of the co-op business model is that members own the organization. They receive revenue in excess of expenses, called margins, in the form of patronage capital. Electric co-ops collect enough... Learn more
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A commercial grade solar installation slated for construction in Minnesota this spring will produce power for electric cooperatives within months. Dairyland Power Cooperative has agreed to buy the output from a 517-kilowatt facility owned by Minnesota-Three, LLC, a joint venture of three of the... Learn more
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The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C. every June since the late 1950s . Students apply and are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative . We believe that students should see their nation’s capital up close, learn about the... Learn more
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In a creative partnership, Michigan electric cooperatives are teaming with food pantries to help needy members save money on electric bills. Michigan co-op members visiting food pantries will be able to sign up to receive a free energy-saving kit. The outreach method is “a good way to get the word... Learn more
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The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas are performing a mission from their history books by bringing electricity to rural residents, but this time the residents live in Guatemala. The Arkansas cooperatives are assisting the NRECA International Foundation with the project. Over the next two years... Learn more
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