In this issue:
Growing the Grassroots (Bonus content)
Through ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action®, consumers are spreading the electric co-op message in statehouses and the halls of Congress.
Intelligent Design (co-op tech)
To meet demands posed by aging infrastructure, budget constraints, and consumer calls for virtually uninterrupted service, electric co-ops are striving to fashion better maintenance solutions.
Crimping Copper Crime (Bonus content)
Consumer education, legislative efforts, and improved security measures are helping electric co-ops stem the rising tide of metal theft.
Fighting For Fair Treatment (flashbacks)
In his first State of the Union address, President Bill Clinton stunned electric co-ops when he proposed eliminating subsidies on federal Rural Electrification Administration insured loans.