Building a Better World

By Frank K. Gallant For 70 years, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has represented America’s electric co-ops, fighting to keep electricity affordable, reliable and safe, and improve the quality of life in rural America. But over the past half-century, the scope of its work has reached far beyond U.S. borders. On Nov. 1, […]

Green jobs for sustainable careers

According to the Illinois Green Jobs Survey conducted by the State of Illinois’ Department of Employment Security green jobs continue to be on the rise. Businesses and ­organizations are making sure their dealers and employees are well educated and even certified to ensure the appropriate measures are taken to accommodate their customers, whether residential or […]

Co-ops cutting costs through innovation

If treated well, your electric co-op’s equipment and infrastructure-poles, lines, transformers, and the like-can last for decades. But as useful life ends for these components, reliability becomes more of an issue and co-ops are increasingly turning to innovative technologies to keep service reliable, safe and affordable. “Electric cooperatives have been leaders in adopting technologies to […]