23 episodes

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's podcast is focused on the important stories from across co-op country about the issues that matter most to rural America and the energy industry.

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    • 4.9, 25 Ratings

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's podcast is focused on the important stories from across co-op country about the issues that matter most to rural America and the energy industry.

    Engaging Co-op Members in the 2020 Election: Part Two

    Engaging Co-op Members in the 2020 Election: Part Two

    As local and national campaigns gear up across the country, electric cooperatives work to ensure their consumer-members are informed of the issues that matter most to rural communities and have the opportunity to make their voices heard at the polls. In part two, Stephanie Johnson of Jasper County REMC in Indiana describes what these efforts look like on the ground in her rural service territory. This episode is sponsored by Sensus.

    • 15 min
    Engaging Co-op Members in the 2020 Election: Part One

    Engaging Co-op Members in the 2020 Election: Part One

    As local and national campaigns gear up across the country, electric cooperatives work to ensure their consumer-members are informed of the issues that matter most to rural communities and have the opportunity to make their voices heard at the polls. In this two-part episode, we talk first to NRECA's Laura Vogel and Nonprofit Vote's Brian Miller about national initiatives and resources for co-ops and possible changes to the election process.

    This episode is sponsored by Hubbell.

    • 23 min
    How Co-ops Come Together to Recover from Storms

    How Co-ops Come Together to Recover from Storms

    Electric cooperatives across the South have already seen massive storm damage across their systems, and the 2020 hurricane season is just now getting started. When outages are  too much for one co-op to handle, neighboring co-ops from within their state and across state lines are quick to lend a helping hand.

    Experts talk us through how co-op mutual aid is coordinated and what it looks like on the ground, even with the added challenges of a global pandemic.

    This episode is sponsored by OFS.

    • 22 min
    Co-op Communications in Times of Crisis

    Co-op Communications in Times of Crisis

    Electric cooperatives, by their very nature, are accustomed to dealing with disruptions large and small. But the landscape for managing crises is changing dramatically. Stephen Bell, NRECA's senior director for media and public relations, and Bill Coletti, CEO of the reputation management firm Kith, talk us through their advice on how to plan for, respond to and recover from events that interrupt our normal course of business.

    This episode is sponsored by G&T Communications. 

    • 20 min
    Keeping Crews and Members Safe, Powered and Connected During the Pandemic

    Keeping Crews and Members Safe, Powered and Connected During the Pandemic

    While many Americans are working remotely to curb the spread of coronavirus, cooperative line crews and broadband technicians are essential workers, keeping members connected to power and internet.

    We talk to an expert at Great River Energy about how his co-op is maintaining the electric grid while keeping crews safe and cybersecurity tight. Then we hear from leaders at SEMO EC Cooperative and Jackson EC about safety measures for staff and meeting the challenge of growing demand for co-op broadband.

    • 28 min
    Workplaces Evolve Amid New Generations, Changing Expectations

    Workplaces Evolve Amid New Generations, Changing Expectations

    With the American workplace changing dramatically due to new technologies and generational shifts, how are electric co-ops adapting while facing additional challenges unique to their rural environments? Hear from Cheryl Cran, a workplace and leadership expert, and Holly Wetzel, NRECA's senior director for marketing and member communications.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Line-Horse ,

Outstanding!

Exceptional podcast. Thank you for taking the time to bring this to the coop community.

Clayton Reidhead - Navopache Electric Cooperative - Lakeside Arizona

Ct1234567zest ,

Really great information

Nice job describing all the things going on with our grid!

KristiLee17 ,

Great job!

Looking forward to listening to the next episodes!

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