61 episodes

We Are REC - a new podcast series from The River 95.3FM in partnership with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.

Each month, we’ll be releasing a new podcast where we interview different people from REC about a host of different topics. We’ll get tips for saving money on your electric bill, we’ll talk about renewable energy and the impact it can have in our communities, we’ll get some behind-the-scenes info about what happens when the power goes out in a storm. We’re going to talk to linemen, marketing people, board members, even the CEO. Don’t miss out on information about community grants, scholarships, REC hosted events and more …

We Are REC Janet Michael

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We Are REC - a new podcast series from The River 95.3FM in partnership with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.

Each month, we’ll be releasing a new podcast where we interview different people from REC about a host of different topics. We’ll get tips for saving money on your electric bill, we’ll talk about renewable energy and the impact it can have in our communities, we’ll get some behind-the-scenes info about what happens when the power goes out in a storm. We’re going to talk to linemen, marketing people, board members, even the CEO. Don’t miss out on information about community grants, scholarships, REC hosted events and more …

    Innovative and Reliable Solutions

    Innovative and Reliable Solutions

    We are REC – a podcast series produced in partnership with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.
    We recorded today’s episode via Zoom with Jason Satterwhite, Director of Operations and Construction Services to learn how REC uses technology to streamline their operations and keep their members informed throughout an outage event.
    Jason explained their drone program and the training that goes into using them. He also walked us through what happens behind the scenes during an outage event to ensure members know what's happening along the way. 
    For more information, visit REC’s website: https://myrec.coop/
    To hear more podcasts in the We Are REC podcast series, click here: https://theriver953.com/wearerec/
    REC provides electric service to over 170,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, VA, the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

    • 13 min
    Representing the Membership

    Representing the Membership

    We are REC – a podcast series produced in partnership with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.
    We recorded today’s episode via Zoom with Michael Lindsay, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.
    Mike gave us some background about his experience and told us why he chose to service on the REC board. He also explained that while he represents Region 1 (the counties of Frederick, Shenandoah & portions of Page, Warren & Rappahannock) of REC’s territory, he service the entire membership.
    We talked about the challenges the board has faced during the pandemic, a few of the highlights such as returning $13 million in capital credits to members. He told us how important it is to stay engaged with the membership and told us about how the annual meeting works.
    To hear more podcasts in the We Are REC podcast series, click here: https://theriver953.com/wearerec/
    REC provides electric service to over 170,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, VA, the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

    • 22 min
    A Legislative Voice

    A Legislative Voice

    We are REC – a podcast series produced in partnership with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.
    We recorded today’s episode via Zoom with David Koogler, Senior Vice President of Member Services & External Affairs to learn how REC works to advocate on behalf of the member owners to ensure their voices are being heard.
    David explained why it's important for REC to engage with local legislators and elected officials and gave a few examples of their input on recent bills.
    We also talked a bit about electric cars, their growth in our area and across the country and how REC seeks to be more of a resource when making the choice to convert to an EV.
    For more information, visit REC’s website: https://myrec.coop/economic-development
    To hear more podcasts in the We Are REC podcast series, click here: https://theriver953.com/wearerec/
    REC provides electric service to over 170,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, VA, the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

    • 22 min
    Growing Our Communities

    Growing Our Communities

    We are REC – a podcast series produced in partnership with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.
    We recorded today’s episode via Zoom with Felicia Ainsa, Director of Economic Development to learn about how this position will benefit local communities within REC's service territory.
    Felicia explained what her goals are in this new position, how she will work with local businesses as well as new businesses to the area, and be a resource to localities as they grow their industry & infrastructure.
    For more information, visit REC's website: https://myrec.coop/economic-development
    To hear more podcasts in the We Are REC podcast series, click here: https://theriver953.com/wearerec/
    REC provides electric service to over 170,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, VA, the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

    • 20 min
    Protecting the Power Lines & Keeping Communities Beautiful

    Protecting the Power Lines & Keeping Communities Beautiful

    We are REC – a podcast series produced in partnership with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.
    We recorded today’s episode via Zoom with Cindy Musick, Director of Vegetation Management to learn about REC’s efforts to protect the power lines and provide reliability through sustainable and environmentally conscious means of vegetation management.
    For more information about REC's efforts, visit their website: https://myrec.coop/vegetation-management
    To hear more podcasts in the We Are REC podcast series, click here: https://theriver953.com/wearerec/
    REC provides electric service to over 170,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, VA, the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

    • 24 min
    A Day in the Life of a Lineman: Why a Co-op Career

    A Day in the Life of a Lineman: Why a Co-op Career

    We are REC – a podcast series produced in partnership with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.
    We recorded today’s episode via Zoom with Foreman, Tim Campbell and Will Jordan, Journeyman for Rappahannock Electric Cooperative to learn about a day in the life of a lineman.
    Tim walked us through the different crews, the responsibilities and told us a bit about his history with REC. Will shared why he chose this career and explained the different steps an apprentice lineman must complete on his way to becoming fully certified & trained.
    To hear more podcasts in the We Are REC podcast series, click here: https://theriver953.com/wearerec/
    REC provides electric service to over 170,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, VA, the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

    • 35 min

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