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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...

New Senate Bill Includes Direct-Pay Incentives for Electric Cooperatives

A new Senate budget bill includes direct federal payments to electric cooperatives as incentives for developing renewable energy, carbon capture technology, battery storage, nuclear power and other energy innovations.

NRECA Broadband Provides New Support Services to Cooperatives

NRECA Broadband is launching a new service tier to provide strategic communication services, education and events, and focused business and technology support to participating electric cooperatives.

Electric Cooperatives Help Lead Team to Find Supply Chain Solutions

A group of electric cooperative leaders is participating in a collaboration among utility industry experts to develop solutions to supply chain issues. The group will meet regularly to discuss solutions to current and future supply challenges.

SCOTUS Rules EPA Lacks the Authority to Cap Existing Power Plants’ CO2

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) concluded that the Clean Power Plan’s limitation of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants falls outside of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association supported an amicus brief filed by cooperatives with the Supreme Court...

Matheson Praises Biden’s Use of Defense Production Act for Energy Supply Chain

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association CEO, Jim Matheson, issued a statement praising President Biden’s June 6 action to invoke the Defense Production Act to accelerate the production of energy technology and equipment.

Permitting Action Plan Fails to Address Electric Infrastructure Needs, NRCEA Says

Electric cooperatives have historically encouraged policymakers to support solutions that modernize the National Environmental Policy Act and help to ameliorate the lack of federal coordination, inconsistent processes, and protracted litigation that threatens electric reliability. NRCEA believes President Biden’s “permitting action plan” fails to deliver the necessary reforms needed to...

Coop Lineworkers Volunteering to Help Electrify Guatemalan Village

A team of 16 lineworker volunteers from electric cooperatives in Oklahoma and Colorado, including Cimarron Electric Cooperative, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, and Holy Cross Energy, will travel to Guatemala in this summer with NRECA International to help electrify a small mountain village of about 250 people.

NRECA Spotlights Legislative Goals as Electric Cooperative Leaders Head to Capitol

Electric cooperative leaders are going to Washington to ask Congress for help in taking advantage of energy incentives, reducing their debt, and accessing billions of infrastructure dollars. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has identified dozens of components of the bipartisan infrastructure bill that may be of interest to electric cooperatives, and they will...

NRECA Creates Membership Service Tier to Focus on Rural Broadband

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has created a new membership tier for cooperatives considering or currently providing broadband services. This membership group is designed to help provide assistance with strategy and support for a wide range of related issues, including technology, communication, regulations, and federal policy. NRECA anticipates that about...

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