15 episodes

Welcome to the CCP! Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of electricity, broadband, cooperatives and more. From the life of a lineman to helping you use less of what we sell, we'll cover all kinds of topics relating to our industry and the benefits of cooperative membership. 

Central Connection Podcast Central Alabama Electric Cooperative

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to the CCP! Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of electricity, broadband, cooperatives and more. From the life of a lineman to helping you use less of what we sell, we'll cover all kinds of topics relating to our industry and the benefits of cooperative membership. 

    Ep. 15: Grassroots on Goat Hill

    Ep. 15: Grassroots on Goat Hill

    How do crypto mining and pharmacy costs impact our members? Join us as we discuss these Alabama legislative session topics and more with political experts Todd Stacy (host of Capitol Journal and author of the Alabama Daily News) and Sean Strickler (Vice President of Public Affairs at Alabama Rural Electric Association). From the importance of knowing your legislators and how to be involved to the inner workings of  "Goat Hill" in Montgomery, don't miss this episode!

    • 41 min
    Ep 14: Weather or not: Severe weather prep

    Ep 14: Weather or not: Severe weather prep

    Blurb: Let's face it, weather in Alabama is unpredictable and severe weather can strike at any time. We chat with Mark Wakefield of the Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Center about what he's seen after a storm hits and what you can do to prepare if that day ever comes. Joined by Michael Kelley (CAEC Manager of Training & Safety) we'll also discuss vital steps after a storm, generator safety and more. 

    • 49 min
    Ep. 13: Scammers, Miscreants and Bad Actors

    Ep. 13: Scammers, Miscreants and Bad Actors

    It may be a new year, but it's the same old scams. Whether it's someone pretending to be a CAEC employee and demanding payment or trying to steal your personal info, beat scammers at their own game by being aware of some common red flags. 

    • 34 min
    Episode 12: CAEC it's your birthday! We're 85!

    Episode 12: CAEC it's your birthday! We're 85!

     On Nov. 28, 1938, rural Alabama residents filed the incorporation papers for Central Alabama Electric Corporation and the rest, as they say, is history. Join us as we take a quick decade by decade look at some important moments of CAEC's history. From politics, Y2K, epic storms, home economics and more, we've seen a lot and we're ready for the future!

    • 22 min
    Episode 11: Co-op Month & Digging into Economic Development

    Episode 11: Co-op Month & Digging into Economic Development

    Did you know that along with being the spooooookiest of all the months, October is also National Co-op Month? To really get into the co-op spirit, we sat down with CAEC's very own Connie Bainbridge and Lori Williams to learn more about the role the co-op plays in Economic Development, as well as how it helps demonstrate our core principle of "concern for community." 

    • 37 min
    Episode 10: Youth Tour talk with the youths!

    Episode 10: Youth Tour talk with the youths!

    One of the banner programs cooperatives offer is Youth Tour! But have you ever wondered what the students who participate in the program get out of it? We sit down with two of the 2023 Youth Tour delegates to get the dirt on what this program means to them, what they gained from it and how it's impacting their lives. Oh, and by the way, applications for the 2024 Youth Tour are open now through January 2024! 

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Pyrosmagus ,

An entertaining peek inside an electric cooperative

I enjoy the podcast. It is informative and often makes me laugh. I get the feeling that the folks making it actually enjoy working at Central Co-op. I like the stories from lineworkers.

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