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Powering the Next Generation

Being a lineworker takes a special kind of person. Working near high-voltage equipment requires specialized skills, experience, and ongoing mental toughness. The long hours and ever-present danger can truly take a toll. In fact, being a lineworker is listed in the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the United States. On April 10, we will

i-Rate Changes

In 2017, eggs cost $1.47 per dozen, a gallon of gas in Wisconsin was $2.36, and the average cost of a new vehicle was $36,113 (a record high at the time). As of January 2023, according to the Consumer Price Index, eggs cost $4.82 per dozen. AAA Wisconsin reports the average price for a gallon

Observing Earth Day

Global day of recognition has roots in Wisconsin At this time of year—April 22, to be exact—people from all over the world unite in recognition of Earth Day, an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental conservation movement and raises awareness of the need to protect the Earth’s natural resources. While there may

Contact Your Cooperative Before Making the Call on Solar

I stopped at a Kwik Trip recently to fill up, and on their monitor popped up the “word of the day”—due diligence. I was thinking about the Public Service Commission’s recent action on third-party solar ownership at the time. This moment reinforced the importance of due diligence when considering a contract with a solar provider.

America’s Fuel Mix is Changing

Solar and wind energy call for new ways to manage the flow of electricity. Renewable energy is big news. A road trip through the Midwest will likely take you through acres and acres of wind turbines and solar panels. In 2021, a record amount of utility-scale solar was installed in the United States. The Bureau

News Briefs

Co-ops Adopt Hydro Resolution The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) held its Power-Xchange 2023 annual meeting last month in Nashville. During the business meeting, voting delegates approved a resolution urging federal agencies to study the potential for development of hydro-electric power on the Mississippi River, which the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA) proposed. Pierce