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When Green Leads to Black

What caused California’s blackouts and could it happen here? It was hot, even by California standards. For several days in August, temperatures peaked into the 100s, tripping up the state that was running full stride in the race to lead the nation in green energy policy. Hundreds of thousands of residents were left to suffer

Through Changes and Challenges, Co-ops Stay Connected to their Communities

We like the word local. We like it because it’s the nearby hardware store where we can get what we need. It’s where we meet friends for coffee. It’s the shop where they look us in the eye and smile. It’s a word of warmth that makes us feel known. Local also means your electric

Blazing Trails

Take in the fall colors along Wisconsin’s Rustic Roads October has arrived in all its crimson and gold glory, and it’s time to take this show on the road. Rather, it’s time to take in this show on the road. There’s nothing like a journey through the fall foliage to brighten up a day, and

Co-op Champion

As the legislative session is winding down in Washington, D.C., I thought it would be appropriate to offer an update on what we are working on, and the successes we have had on your behalf, and also to recognize someone who has proven to be a consistent advocate of causes that benefit Wisconsin electric cooperatives

Bayfield Electric places flagpoles At Across the Pond Veterans Park

For Bayfield Electric Cooperative employees Bob Lahti, Keith Kavajecz, and Keith Klobucher, setting poles and stringing power lines are part of a normal day’s work. In early September they had an opportunity to use these skills in a new way when they volunteered their time to place the flagpoles that can be seen at Across

Vice President Mike Pence Recognizes “Essential Workers” at Dairyland Power Cooperative

First VP visit to a Wisconsin electric cooperative in almost 70 years U.S. Vice President Mike Pence spent Labor Day at Dairyland Power Cooperative to recognize essential workers and thank those whose job it is to “keep the lights on.” Pence was joined by Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin). He

Electricity Use to Drop 2.4 % in 2020 | Democrats Change Stance on Nuclear Energy |Tax Credit Could Ease Cost of Retirement Benefits | Baldwin, Senate Dems Push for Trillions in Climate Spending | Push Continues for Flexible Financing, Rural Broadband | Research shows Global Warming Forecasts Overestimated

Electricity Use to Drop 2.4 percent in 2020 The pandemic is striking a blow to the nation’s energy consumption. Even as more people spend time at home, the increase in residential use is not expected to make up for the decline in commercial and industrial use. According to the Department of Energy, overall, electricity consumption