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Coops Stare Down Virus Costs

Electric cooperatives could lose up to $10 billion from the effects of the coronavirus according to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). A drop in electricity sales, combined with potential revenue lost from unpaid bills, could cost cooperatives. The NRECA has asked Congress for relief.

Louisiana Coops Embrace the Cooperative Spirit in the Wake of Disaster

The Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives (ALEC) rallied behind Nebraska coops and rural areas to provide support after historic flooding. ALEC donated funds to the Nebraska Rural Electric Association, who forwarded them to the Nebraska Farm Bureau, to aid the state’s recovery after the storms.

NRECA Welcomes New Year with Fresh Advocacy Priorities

Last week, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO, Jim Matheson, outlined the organization’s new advocacy goals for 2019. Matheson set rural broadband, flexible energy and infrastructure policy, grid resilience, and beneficial regulations as areas of emphasis.