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Electric Cooperative in Florida Donates $2 Million

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative (WREC) donated more than half a million dollars to two high schools in Hernando and Pasco counties and awarded $1.3 million in post-secondary scholarships to children of members in its five-county service area. Funding came from WREC’s educational foundation.

Vermont Electric Cooperative Aims to Cut Gas Lawnmowers Short

Vermont Electric Cooperative just added a new bill credit to its VEC Energy Transformation Program. The new initiative will provide customers purchasing electric lawnmowers with either a $50 or $1,000 bill credit for residential and commercial mowers, respectively.

Mississippi Allows Electric Cooperatives to Offer Internet Service

This week Mississippi passed a bill allowing electrical cooperatives in the state to offer customers high-speed internet service. The measure, seeking to better Mississippians’ access to internet service, will allow cooperatives to seek U.S. Department of Agriculture grants for extending internet service.

Florida Coop Executive Engages in Community Economic Development

In an effort to bring jobs to members served by Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative (WREC), Billy Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager of WREC, offers to develop 40 acres of land behind one of WREC’s facilities for a manufacturer or other business to start operations.