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John C. Lee Jr. Appointed as President and CEO of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

John C. Lee Jr. has been appointed as the new president and CEO of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) following a nationwide search. Lee, who had been serving as ODEC’s interim president and CEO since September 2023, previously held CEO positions at Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and EMPOWER Broadband. ODEC’s board of directors expressed confidence in Lee’s...

Missouri Co-Op Wins Bid for Serving Meatpacking Plant

Cuivre River Electric Cooperative overcame an investor-owned utility to secure the opportunity to serve an $800 million meatpacking plant in Missouri. The co-op showcased its agility, competitive rates, and strong community ties, ultimately winning the bid for the state-of-the-art facility with significant economic impact.

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.