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CRC: How a Wisconsin-born idea kept electric co-ops running when the world shut down

Ask anyone what is at the heart of electric cooperative’s success, and they will tell you—it’s the people. From the staff in the office to the linemen in the field, the workers are the backbone of the co-op’s success. But they have a secret weapon that many people don’t even know about—it’s called the Cooperative

Cranberry Cruise

One thing Wisconsinites can count on is that life is going to look a little brighter in the fall. The colorful foliage that dresses up the landscape at this time of year just has a way of lifting the spirit. If you’re in need of such a lift, we suggest you head to cranberry country

Tale of Survival

On occasion, the stories we feature truly strike a chord and sometimes even connect with the past. A reader from Vernon Electric recognized two of the survivors of the Peshtigo Fire from the 1951 photo on page 25 of our September magazine. You may recall that our Wisconsin Favorites feature last month—“150 Years: Peshtigo marks

Reliable. Affordable. Accessible. VI

As I wrap up my series of columns on one potential path our electric cooperatives might follow to reach President Biden’s proposal for carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035—utilizing the Princeton University’s Net-Zero America study—it’s clear that there will be significant investments in new infrastructure and greater challenges to reliability than ever before. I have appreciated

BUZZING…About our new pollinator meadow

In 2020, PPCS took ownership of a one-acre lot from Dairyland Power Cooperative in the Ellsworth Business Park. The lot was too small for uses like constructing a building, so PPCS staff sought other options. It turns out the lot was the perfect size to create a natural area to support habitat for pollinators and

The Pros and Cons of App-Enabled Lighting Options

Out of all the smart home technologies available on the market, smart lighting is one of the easiest technologies to integrate into your home. Smart lighting can be controlled by voice command, through your smartphone, or through a smart home hub (like Amazon Alexa), making it relatively easy to control. Smart light bulbs are also

News Briefs

Evers Joins Jackson Electric at Strobus Solar Ribbon-Cutting               Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers attended the ribbon cutting of Strobus Solar, a 1.5-megawatt solar electric project located near Black River Falls in Jackson County. The project will sell its output to Jackson Electric Cooperative under a long-term contract and is