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NRECA Suggests FEMA Improvements

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) responded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) request for information related to natural disaster recovery with comments focused on fixing policies and regulations that create financial hardships for electric cooperatives and the communities they serve. Slow disbursement of emergency funds and the inability to...

Cooperatives Adopt NRECA Cybersecurity Technology

Fifty-two additional electric cooperatives have committed to use the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Essence technology to share cybersecurity and threat data with government partners. The increase comes as the Biden administration’s 100-day electric sector cybersecurity initiative concludes.

NRECA, Coops Apply for Federal Electric Vehicle Grants

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has joined with 17 of its member electric cooperatives to apply for $8 million in federal grants to bring electric vehicles to low-income rural communities.

PrecisionHawk Collaborates with NRECA to Train UAV Pilots Conducting Electric Grid Inspections

PrecisionHawk, Inc., a leading provider of actionable intelligence for enterprises’ physical assets, today announced it is collaborating with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) to bring a new wave of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) instruction to electric coops across the United States. The course and skills assessment are designed to increase unmanned aircraft...

NRECA and Other Coops Aid in Rollout of ODIN

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), along with the National Information Solutions Cooperative and several other coops and public power districts, are supporting development and deployment of the Outage Data Initiative Nationwide system, or ODIN. ODIN, which is now available for deployment and use, provides outage details by county, postal code or geo-position,...

NRECA Concerned Over Increasing Postal Rates

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is concerned about postal rate increases well above inflation that will go into effect in August. Rural communities that rely on the postal service are particularly hurt by these rate increases.

Kentucky Coop Solar Project to Power Corvette Factory

Western Rural Electric Cooperative is developing a nearly 145 megawatt solar and storage project that will power a GM Chevy Corvette assembly plant. The project is a part of TVA’s Green Invest Initiative and will assist GM in achieving its goal of going carbon-neutral by 2040.

NRECA Urges Congress to Give Coops Direct-Pay Incentives for Clean Energy

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is urging congressional leaders to provide electric cooperatives with direct payments to develop clean energy projects, which would give coops incentives comparable to the tax breaks granted to investor-owned utilities. For-profit utilities have long received federal tax breaks for providing power from solar, wind and other...

NRECA Reacts to Biden’s Commitment to Rural Communities

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) announced it was encouraged to hear President Biden prioritize the needs of rural America in his address to Congress. Specifically appreciated was his emphasis on the need to modernize rural infrastructure and expand rural broadband access.

NRECA Reacts to Biden Infrastructure Plan

As the Treasury Department writes rules to govern the funds to be dispersed to state and local governments under the American Rescue Plan, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is resisting efforts by some large telecommunications companies to place restrictions that it argues would harm regions without adequate broadband access. The Plan includes $219 billion for...

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