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Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative Receives Federal Grant

Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative has received a $4.7 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Grant to repair or replace equipment damaged in wildfires. The work is expected to be completed in February 2023.

Lee County Electric Cooperative Reconnects Islands Hit by Hurricane Weeks Ahead of Schedule

Lee County Electric Cooperative in Florida was able to reconnect communities on the barrier islands of Sanibel, Captiva, and Upper Captiva back to the electric grid weeks ahead of schedule. The original estimate for restoration to the communities ravaged by Hurricane Ian was November 15, but the cooperative was able to connect the last communities on October 23.

Florida Cooperatives Warn That Repairs Could Take Weeks

As Florida continues to cope with effects of Hurricane Ian, electric cooperatives across the state have begun restoration and repair work after more than 300,000 meters lost power. Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative let members know by social media post that restorations would be delayed, but that full restoration efforts would begin on Friday morning. Lee County Electric...

McCone Electric Cooperative Receives $1.2 Million for Disaster Aid

McCone Electric Cooperative (McCone) in Montana received $1.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for recovery efforts from severe storms in June of 2021. McCone intends to use the funds to strengthen power lines.

Kentucky Electric Cooperatives Provide Assistance Following Floods

Electric cooperatives across Kentucky are working together to provide assistance to citizens facing widespread damage caused by flooding. The statewide association, Kentucky Electric Cooperatives, has enabled the Kentucky Rural Electric Disaster Fund to help cooperative employees, and many distribution cooperatives are collecting items to support residents in flood-ravaged...

Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Sues Insurer Over Winter Storm Uri Lawsuit Coverage

Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Inc., a Texas power generation cooperative, filed suit against its insurer, Hartford Underwriter Insurance Co., alleging, amongst other things, that the insurer wrongfully denied coverage of a lawsuit filed by customers claiming bodily injury and property damaged caused by power outages during Winter Storm Uri. Golden Spread is seeking declaratory...

East Coast Cooperatives Work to Restore Power After Winter Storm

Lineworkers from North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania are assisting Virginia, Maryland and Delaware-based crews to restore power after a winter storm knocked out power to more than 160,000 meters. The outages were caused by heavy snow on limbs and trees.

Electric Cooperatives Work to Restore Power After Deadly Tornadoes

After tornadoes and strong winds ravaged parts of the South and Midwest, electric cooperatives are working to restore damage to transmission lines and support structures in order to restore power to communities. Full restoration is likely to take weeks as it is conservatively estimated that more than 1,000 utility poles were damaged in the storms, but less affected electric...

Missouri Coop Suffers Tornado Damage

Black River Electric Cooperatives buildings and trucks suffered severe damage after a tornado swept through southeast Missouri on October 24th. Despite the damage, the coop, with the help of eight other Missouri coop crews, restored power to a majority of members by the evening of the 25th.

Coops Receive Aid to Support Wildfire Repairs

Lane Electric Cooperative and Consumers Power Inc., two electrical coops serving customers in Oregon, will receive a combined $21 million to help cover the cost of repairs to electric transmission and distribution infrastructure damaged by wildfires in September 2020.

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