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It’s the Principle

In this season of giving thanks, electric cooperatives—and the communities they serve—can be thankful for a uniquely Wisconsin organization that enables co-ops to maximize their efforts in abiding by the seventh co-op principle, “Concern for Community.” The Federated Youth Foundation (FYF) is a nonprofit organization formed in 1971 to administer a trust that Wisconsin co-ops

The Pine Line

With the holiday season and all of its accompanying hustle and bustle just ahead, now might be a good time to take a nice, quiet walk through the woods and soak up some solitude. A great place to do that is along the Pine Line Rail Trail, where you can take in some history along

Veterans Day Means A Little Bit More To Me This Year

This month’s guest commentary is from Rob Richard, WECA Director of Government Affairs I began thinking about this month’s column on September 9. Why such a specific date? It was really a culmination of three days that began on the 9th with a feeling of immense pride, followed by a celebration on the 10th, and

PPCS Welcomes Ruby’s Pantry

As a cooperative, Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS) is challenged to show concern for community. As a congregation, Bethel Covenant Church was challenged by its former pastor to find a project that demonstrated their commitment to the community. The congregants accepted the challenge and took on the role of being a Pop-up Pantry for Ruby’s

How the Grid Keeps Reliable Power Flowing

NEW REPORT REVEALS GRID RELIABILITY IS INCREASING DESPITE NEW CHALLENGES The North American Electric Reliability Corporation, also known as NERC, recently graded the nation’s grid on reliability. The report revealed the electric grid is highly reliable and continues to improve despite emerging challenges that may stress it in the coming years. NERC’s “2022 State of Reliability” reports that

News Briefs

State Pays more than $200M for Rent, Utilities Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced that more than 48,000 households have received assistance from the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) program, which covers rent and utility payments for lower-income families affected by the pandemic. The total dollar amount spent now exceeds $200 million. The program provides up