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Resourceful RESCO

An article in the March issue of the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News, “Powering Through the Potential Perfect Storm,” looked at how supply-chain woes affected Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives earlier this year. Seven months later, with forecasts complete for 2023, not much has changed. The supply-chain crisis has contributed to high inflation, disrupted almost all industries, and

Falling for Art

There’s never a bad time to visit Northwest Wisconsin, but an autumn trip to this part of the state is especially appealing. October serves up a visual feast in this region, with the woods and forests bursting into bright hues of crimson and gold and the many lakes and waterways a crisp, shimmering blue. The

Solar with a Purpose

“It takes a village to raise a child,” as the saying goes. In this case, the village is the collaboration of Jackson Electric, JacksonSolar, OneEnergy Renewables, and the Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan and Melrose-Mindoro School Districts to make solar for each of these schools a reality. “Having our own solar system on site changes solar from a

Opportunities Exist for Cooperatives

This month’s “Message from the CEO” is guest commentary from Rob Richard, WECA director of government affairs. WECA President and CEO Steve Freese is currently on medical leave. The numbers are staggering. Four COVID relief bills passed by Congress and signed into law since the outbreak of the pandemic gave American citizens, businesses, and many

Insulation Made Easy

Q: What cost-effective improvements will make my home comfortable year-round? A: It isn’t pretty, but insulation and air sealing typically provide the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to home energy efficiency improvements. When installed together, they can save you money and make a big difference in comfort and energy use. Insulation Rating

News Briefs

Families Face Higher Heating, Cooling Costs According to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA), the cost of cooling for the average family increased from $450 to $600 this past summer. NEADA predicts the average family will pay $1,202 to heat their homes this winter, an increase of 17% from last year. Those who heat