RE Magazine

March 2012 

In this issue:

Fueling Renewables (cover story)
Electric co-ops are urging Congress to retain Clean Renewable Energy Bonds—a low interest source of financing that’s expected to add nearly 450 MW of green power resources to the grid.

Called To Duty (Feature)
Through community outreach efforts and generous policies, electric co-ops work to ease burdens for employees sent off to defend freedom.

Handling Heavyweight Data (co-op tech)
By “reconditioning” electric use information in a more accurate, real time, and easy-to-understand fashion, meter data management systems can help co-ops educate their members on ways to better control energy consumption.

Rea Cuts―Not! (Flashbacks)
In the final installment of a three-part series, RE Magazine chronicles the White House Office of Management and Budget’s 1981 assault on federal Rural Electrification Administration loan programs.

When Storm Recovery Becomes Personal (Front Lines)
When a tornado struck Dunn, N.C., in 2011, South River EMC foreman Steve Holmes put clean-up of his own damaged home on hold to help co-op members

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