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New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s New President Discusses Her Plans for Addressing High Energy Bills and Role in Diversifying the Energy Field

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s incoming president Alyssa Clemson Roberts spoke with the New Hampshire Bulletin about consumer concern for high energy bills and the cooperative’s plan to reduce market risk, as well as the importance of mentorship for diversifying the energy field from a male-dominant space.

Members Reject Proposed Merger of Kansas Electric Cooperatives

A proposed merger of two northeast Kansas electric cooperatives was recently rejected by coop members. The Boards of Trustees for Nemaha-Marshall Electric Cooperative Association in Axtell, Kansas and Doniphan Electric Cooperative Association in Troy, Kansas had unanimously approved taking the proposed consolidation to their members. Kansas law requires that each cooperative receive at...

Pedernales Electric Cooperative Selects New Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) recently announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Julie Parsley as its Chief Executive Officer and Eddie Dauterive as its Chief Operations Officer. Parsley is a former Commissioner of the Public Utility Commission of Texas as well as a former Solicitor General of Texas. Dauterive previously served as PEC’s Vice President...

South Mississippi Electric Changes Name to Cooperative Energy

South Mississippi Electric announced this week that it has changed its name to Cooperative Energy.  The Company believes that the new name more accurately reflects its mission and business model.  Cooperative Energy operates in 55 of Mississippi’s 82 counties and owns a generation facility in Batesville.  The Company was found in 1941 and has recently focused on increasing the size of...

D.C. Circuit Hears Challenge to Clean Power Plan

Ten D.C. Circuit judges heard argument regarding the EPA’s authority to enact the Clean Power Plan and the rule’s constitutionality.  All active judges on the D.C. Circuit, with the exception of Merrick Garland, heard arguments from state government, power industry groups, the federal government and environmental groups.

Middle Tennessee Cooperative Withdraws Offer to Purchase Electric Utility

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp. informed the Mayor of Murfreesboro that it has withdrawn its offer to purchase Murfreesboro Electric Department which was recently valued between $175.5 million and $247.3 million. The City Council is discussing whether to take away the utility’s authority to make decisions as a governing body and convert the members into an advisory board to...

Coops Urged to Consider Officer Succession Planning

Leadership consultant Kevin Eikenberry highlights aging coop leadership and is encouraging electric coops to take a long-term view of workforce planning, including talent transition teams.

Cross-State Coop Merger in the Works

Customer-members of Kentucky’s Hickman Fulton Counties Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation recently voted in favor of approving a merger with Tennessee’s Gibson Electric Membership Corporation.  Gibson Electric’s customer-members will vote on the merger at a November 17 special meeting.

Colorado Coop Institutes New Charge for Solar Customers

The board of Colorado-based cooperative Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) recently voted to institute a new charge on customers that rely on solar power during the day and IREA at night.  The new charge, called a “Load Factor Adjustment” is meant to recover costs of service from IREA customers with solar panels that sell excess power to IREA by way of net metering.  The...

Michigan Cooperative Transitions to Member-Regulation

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has approved the transition of Midwest Energy Cooperative to member-regulation.  The utility will begin member-regulation on August 24.  Click here for more information.

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