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White House Christmas Tree has Wisconsin Roots

For close to three decades, Oconto Electric Cooperative member Dave Vander Velden has been growing trees that have graced countless houses of all types and sizes during the holiday season. This year, one of his trees has landed in perhaps the most notable house of all. A 20-foot Fraser and Veitch fir cross grown and

Make some holiday memories at Whispering Pines Tree Farm

If you’re in search of the perfect Christmas tree, a great place to look is Whispering Pines Tree Farm in Oconto. It’s in an ideal holiday location, not quite over the river but definitely through the woods, just north of Green Bay along Oconto Electric Cooperative’s lines. It’s also known for producing trees that are

Changing technologies, changing costs

Shifting requirements drive energy ratemaking Advances in technology are changing the energy industry. We generate a growing portion of our electricity with renewable resources, advances in automation and communication technology make our power grid smarter, and it’s more reliable than ever before. Exciting news for American consumers, these advances are also changing the cost structure

Bubble Lights and Ginger Snaps

I love December in Wisconsin, as our family makes preparations for Christmas. It’s a special time for my family and I suspect for yours as well: a time for reminiscing and storytelling at family gatherings. For us, it also means a time for preparing family recipes and meals based on traditions handed down through more than

News Briefs

Century’s first new U.S. nuke on line  The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on October 19 announced its Watts Bar Unit 2, the first new U.S. nuclear plant in 20 years, had begun commercial operation. TVA launched the project 43 years ago, but despite the lengthy process, the October announcement indicated the .7 billion, 1,150-megawatt reactor