Education Articles

Energy Resilience Difficult for Some Homeowners

Energy resilience, while vitally important, is becoming more and more challenging in the face of increased extreme weather events which are projected to cause more frequent and longer power outages. The COVID-19 pandemic is further compounding resiliency issues for...

Roundtable Examines Member Engagement Best Practices

Co-ops should embrace video in a variety of ways – a short animated video can effectively relay a message or act as an explainer for services or frequently asked questions. Video can introduce board members to the broader membership or frequently seen front office faces. Taking it even further, augmented reality can demonstrate how assets, such as wind turbines, work.

Celebrating our Partners During Co-op Month

Just as co-ops brought electricity to broad swaths of America, they are now answering the call to provide broadband internet to 6.3 million rural American households, a service that has become a ubiquitous part of our everyday life.

Energy Equity Helps Low-Income Households Toward Energy Efficiency

Utilities, including energy and water, represent more than 20 percent of a low-income household’s monthly expenditures, a significantly higher portion than that of middle class wage earners. Tilting the balance even more is the inability of many low-income households to reach energy equity with their better-paid neighbors.